Benjamin Britten

Britten on Aldeburgh beach in 1959 (Photo: Hans Wild courtesy of www.britten100.org)
Born: 1913
Died: 1976

Britten came of age in 1934, the year in which Elgar, Holst and Delius died. He rapidly dragged British music into another era – his own.

Explore Britten's life and music...

Ben: A tribute to Benjamin Britten

by John Culshaw (February 1977)... Read more

Benjamin Britten's first Gramophone review

by Alec Robertson (September 1938)... Read more

Benjamin Britten interview

The composer speaks to Alan Blyth (June 1970)... Read more

Britten in America

In 1939, Britten fled to the US where, for a time, he house-shared with fellow musicians, writers and a burlesque dancer, as Philip Clark reveals... Read more

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