Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

Born: November 22, 1913

Died: December 4, 1976

Nationality: English

Occupation: Composer

Biography: Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH was an English composer, conductor, and pianist; and one of the central figures of 20th-century British classical music. 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.

Source/Notes: Letters from a Life Volume 3 (1946-1951): The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten (2011 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571279937