Benjamin Britten

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English composer, conductor, and pianist (born November 22, 1913, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England - died December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England).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 ...more

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