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Benjamin Britten
   composed the opera   
Billy Budd
Based on the Herman Melville novel; first performed in London in December, 1951
Benjamin Britten
   composed the opera   
Peter Grimes
The first of Britten's operas to be a critical and popular success (1945)
Benjamin Britten
   composed the opera   
Albert Herring
Comic chamber opera written as a companion piece for "The Rape of Lucretia"
Benjamin Britten
   composed the opera   
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten's estranged collaborator, WH Auden dismissed it as "dreadful-pure Kensington"
Benjamin Britten
   composed the opera   
Death in Venice
Britten's last opera, 1973
'A Simple Symphony'
   was composed by   
Benjamin Britten
1934
'Sinfonia Da Requiem'
   was composed by   
Benjamin Britten
1940 - Requiem Symphony
'Spring Symphony'
   was composed by   
Benjamin Britten
1949
Benjamin Britten
   was born in   
England
1913-1976; composer of opera and The War Requiem
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Five Flower Songs"
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Friday Afternoons"
Op. 7; 12 songs
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Les Illuminations"
Op. 18; 9 songs to texts by Arthur Rimbaud
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"On This Island"
Op. 11; 5 song cycle
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Our Hunting Fathers"
Op. 8; 5 song cycle
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo"
To texts by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Winter Words"
Op. 52; eight song cycle to texts by Thomas Hardy
Arvo Pärt
   composed   
Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten
Written by the Estonian composer in 1977 after the death of Britten in 1976; used in Fahrenheit 9/11
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Rape of Lucretia
1946
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Turn of the Screw
(1954) Based on the novella of the same name by Henry James.
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The War Requiem
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Subtitled Variations and a Fugue on a Theme of Purcell; 1946
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Simple Symphony
For string orchestra, 1932
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Symphonic Suite from Gloriana
1954
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
The Prince of the Pagodas
Ballet, 1956
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
For string orchestra, 1937
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Young Apollo
For piano, string quartet and string orchestra, 1939
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Cantata Misericordium
For tenor, baritone, chorus, string quartet, piano, harp, timpani and strings; op. 69
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
Prelude and Fugue for 18 Strings
Op. 29
Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
   was used in   
Meet Joe Black
Benjamin Britten
   composed   
"Still Falls the Rain"
For tenor, horn and piano, op. 55
Benjamin Britten
   was a   
Composer
1913-1976.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
   recorded   
Benjamin Britten, War Requiem
London Symphony, various ensembles and soloists; Decca, 1963






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