Benjamin Britten

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Edward Benjamin Britten
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Born: November 22, 1913 (Lowestoft, United Kingdom).
Died: December 04, 1976 (Aldeburgh, United Kingdom).

Edward Benjamin Britten, was an English composer, conductor, and pianist.
He showed talent from an early age, and first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy Was Born in 1934. With the premiere of his opera Peter Grimes in 1945, he leapt to international fame. For the next fifteen years he devoted much of his compositional attention to writing operas, establishing him as one of the leading 20th century figures in this genre. Britten's interests as a composer were wide-ranging; he produced important music in such varied genres as orchestral, choral, solo vocal (much of it written for the tenor Peter Pears), chamber and instrumental, as well as film music. He also took a great interest in writing music for children and amateur performers, and was a fine pianist and conductor.

One of Britten's most important works, The War Requiem was completed 20 December 1961, and first performed 30 May 1962. Britten received many prizes and honors, including becoming a Companion of Honour in 1952, and a member of the Order of Merit in 1965.
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17 Benjamin Britten - The Music Of Bali album art Colin McPhee, Benjamin Britten, Georges Barrère Colin McPhee, Benjamin Britten, Georges Barrère - The Music Of Bali(3xShellac, Set) Schirmer Record 17 US 1941 Sell This Version
MM 703, MM-703 Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra album art Benjamin Britten : Sir Malcolm Sargent Conducting The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra* Benjamin Britten : Sir Malcolm Sargent Conducting The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra* - The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MM 703, MM-703 US 1947 Sell This Version
Set mx-303 Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes From The Opera "Peter Grimes"  album art Peter Grimes* Four Sea Interludes From The Opera "Peter Grimes" (Album) Columbia, Columbia Set mx-303 US 1947 Sell This Version
LA 30 Benjamin Britten - English And French Folk Ballads album art Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears - English And French Folk Ballads(Shellac, 10", Album, Mono) London Records LA 30 US 1948 Sell This Version
DM 1324 Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols album art Robert Shaw, Benjamin Britten Robert Shaw, Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols(3xShellac, 10", Album) RCA Victor DM 1324 US 1949 Sell This Version
LM 1088, LM—1088 Benjamin Britten - Mass In G Major / A Ceremony of Carols album art Poulenc* / Britten* - Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw Poulenc* / Britten* - Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw - Mass In G Major / A Ceremony of Carols RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1088, LM—1088 US 1950 Sell This Version
LM-1093 / LM(x)1093 / LM (x)-1093 Benjamin Britten - Rossini-Britten  Matinees Musicales  Anderson-Irish Suite album art Benjamin Britten, Leroy Anderson, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler Benjamin Britten, Leroy Anderson, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler - Rossini-Britten Matinees Musicales Anderson-Irish Suite RCA Victor LM-1093 / LM(x)1093 / LM (x)-1093 US 1950 Sell This Version
ML 2145 Benjamin Britten - The Rio Grande / Four Sea Interludes album art Sacheverell Sitwell, Constant Lambert / Benjamin Britten, Sir Malcolm Sargent Sacheverell Sitwell, Constant Lambert / Benjamin Britten, Sir Malcolm Sargent - The Rio Grande / Four Sea Interludes(10", Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 2145 US 1950 Sell This Version
WCFM-LP-4 Benjamin Britten - Rejoice In The Lamb / Missa Brevis In Tempore Belli album art Britten*, Kodaly*, The Chancel Choir Of The National Presbyterian Church Britten*, Kodaly*, The Chancel Choir Of The National Presbyterian Church - Rejoice In The Lamb / Missa Brevis In Tempore Belli(LP) WCFM Recording Corp. WCFM-LP-4 US 1951 Sell This Version
WCFM-LP-11 Benjamin Britten - Ceremony Of Carols, Te Deum In C Major, Hymn To St. Cecilia album art Benjamin Britten, Paul Callaway Benjamin Britten, Paul Callaway - Ceremony Of Carols, Te Deum In C Major, Hymn To St. Cecilia(LP, Album, Mono) WCFM Recording Corp. WCFM-LP-11 US 1951 Sell This Version
E117 Benjamin Britten - Soirées Musicales / Matinées Musicales album art Rossini* - Britten* ; Royal Opera Orchestra, Covent Garden, London*, Warwick Braithwaite Rossini* - Britten* ; Royal Opera Orchestra, Covent Garden, London*, Warwick Braithwaite - Soirées Musicales / Matinées Musicales (Album) MGM Records E117 US 1952 Sell This Version
LW 5070, LW.5070 Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony Of Carols album art Benjamin Britten A Ceremony Of Carols (Album) Decca, Decca LW 5070, LW.5070 UK 1952 Sell This Version
F-8 Benjamin Britten - Variations On A Theme By Frank Bridge, Op. 10 / Concerto Accademico album art Benjamin Britten / Ralph Vaughan-Williams* - Lausanne Chamber Orchestra*, Victor Desarzens / Louis Kaufman, Radio Zurich Symphony Orchestra*, Clemens Dahinden Benjamin Britten / Ralph Vaughan-Williams* - Lausanne Chamber Orchestra*, Victor Desarzens / Louis Kaufman, Radio Zurich Symphony Orchestra*, Clemens Dahinden - Variations On A Theme By Frank Bridge, Op. 10 / Concerto Accademico(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, Tra) Concert Hall F-8 US 1952 Sell This Version
LP-15 Benjamin Britten - Songs of Britten and Hindemith album art Barbara Troxell, Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith Barbara Troxell, Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith - Songs of Britten and Hindemith(LP, Mono) WCFM Recording Corp. LP-15 US 1953 Sell This Version
LXT 2798 Benjamin Britten - Aldeburgh Festival, 1953 album art Benjamin Britten Aldeburgh Festival, 1953 (Album) London Records, London Records LXT 2798 UK 1953 Sell This Version
LL 801, LL.801 Benjamin Britten - Britten: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge Warlock: Capriol Suite album art Benjamin Britten / Peter Warlock / Boyd Neel Conducting The Boyd Neel String Orchestra Benjamin Britten / Peter Warlock / Boyd Neel Conducting The Boyd Neel String Orchestra - Britten: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge Warlock: Capriol Suite (Album) Decca LL 801, LL.801 US 1953 Sell This Version
LW 5163, LW.5163 Benjamin Britten - A Simple Symphony album art Britten* A Simple Symphony London Records LW 5163, LW.5163 UK 1954 Sell This Version
LXT 2886, LXT.2886 Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes And Passacaglia From "Peter Grimes" / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra album art Britten* - Eduard van Beinum Conducting The Concertgebouw Orchestra* Britten* - Eduard van Beinum Conducting The Concertgebouw Orchestra* - Four Sea Interludes And Passacaglia From "Peter Grimes" / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra (Album) Decca, Decca LXT 2886, LXT.2886 UK 1954 Sell This Version
LL-1123, LL 1123, LL.1123 Benjamin Britten - Britten: Sinfonia Da Requiem Opus 20 / Diversions For Piano (Left Hand) And Orchestra, Opus 21 album art Benjamin Britten - The Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra* / Julius Katchen, The London Symphony Orchestra Benjamin Britten - The Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra* / Julius Katchen, The London Symphony Orchestra - Britten: Sinfonia Da Requiem Opus 20 / Diversions For Piano (Left Hand) And Orchestra, Opus 21 (Album) Decca LL-1123, LL 1123, LL.1123 US 1954 Sell This Version
3 CBX 68, XAX 450 Benjamin Britten - Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge / Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis album art Benjamin Britten, Vaughan Williams*, Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra Benjamin Britten, Vaughan Williams*, Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge / Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis (Album) Columbia, Columbia 3 CBX 68, XAX 450 Brazil 1953 Sell This Version
H-4 Benjamin Britten - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op.35 / A Simple Symphony, Op.4 / Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Op.49 album art Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten - Noel Mewton-Wood*, Harry Sevenstern, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Otto Ackermann / Egon Parolari / Lausanne Chamber Orchestra*, Victor Desarzens Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten - Noel Mewton-Wood*, Harry Sevenstern, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Otto Ackermann / Egon Parolari / Lausanne Chamber Orchestra*, Victor Desarzens - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op.35 / A Simple Symphony, Op.4 / Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Op.49(LP, Mono, Ltd, Num, Red) Concert Hall H-4 US 1954 Sell This Version
URLP-7136 Benjamin Britten - Alassio, Op. 50, Froissart, Op. 19 / Soirées Musicales album art Elgar* - Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Leipzig*, Gerhard Pflüger / Britten* - Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Berlin*, Rolf Kleinert Elgar* - Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Leipzig*, Gerhard Pflüger / Britten* - Symphony Orchestra Of Radio Berlin*, Rolf Kleinert - Alassio, Op. 50, Froissart, Op. 19 / Soirées Musicales(LP, Album) Urania Records (3) URLP-7136 US 1954 Sell This Version
LXT 5038 / 5039 Benjamin Britten - The Turn Of The Screw album art Benjamin Britten The Turn Of The Screw (Album) Decca LXT 5038 / 5039 UK 1955 Sell This Version
ANG. 35135 Benjamin Britten - Carnival Of The Animals / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra album art Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Igor Markevitch With Geza Anda*, Bela Siki And Peter Pears - Saint-Saëns* / Benjamin Britten Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Igor Markevitch With Geza Anda*, Bela Siki And Peter Pears - Saint-Saëns* / Benjamin Britten - Carnival Of The Animals / Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra (Album) Columbia ANG. 35135 US 1955 Sell This Version
16 128 LP Benjamin Britten - 6 Kontretänze KV 462 ‧ Simple Symphony album art Wolfgang Amadeus MozartBenjamin Britten / Münchener Kammerorchester , Dirigent: Christoph Stepp Wolfgang Amadeus MozartBenjamin Britten / Münchener Kammerorchester , Dirigent: Christoph Stepp - 6 Kontretänze KV 462 ‧ Simple Symphony(10", Mono) Deutsche Grammophon 16 128 LP Germany 1955 Sell This Version