Benjamin Britten Quotes (9 quotes)
“These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum! And by its mystery Each is no less but more.”
Letters from a Life Volume 3 (1946-1951): The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten (2011 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571279937
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996)
“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.”
Entry for August 23, 1926, Journal
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Born: November 22, 1913
Died: December 4, 1976 (aged 63)
Bio: 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.
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