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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, OM (1913–1976) was a British composer, conductor, and pianist.

Britten was born on 22nd November 1913 in Lowestoft in Suffolk, the son of a dentist and a talented amateur musician. He began composing prolifically as a child, and in 1927 began private lessons with Frank Bridge. He also studied, less happily, at the Royal College of Music under John Ireland and with some…

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  • Good.
  • Well, I didn't liked Moonrise Kingdom, but this movie introduced me to his music. So thanks.
  • Just got the Takacs Quartet album of his string quartets and it's every bit as wonderful as expected.
  • Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Classics №VII - http://classics.saltyknuckles.net/2013-52/
  • The Symphonic Suite from Gloriana is wonderful.
  • my favourite pedophile composer. the four sea interludes are hella tight
  • Just got the CD of Janine Jansen playing the violin concerto - perfect!
  • Here's a tour with a bit of Britten http://www.matthewbarley.com/wordpress/?page_id=962
  • been on last.fm since 2007 and the on tour jokes still haven't gotten old for me. i probably have a shit sense of humor.
  • The "on tour"-jokes were funny... once upon a time

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