English Composer Benjamin Britten Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Benjamin Britten Birthday

English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago.

Dying in 1976, his signature works include operas: ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn of the Screw’ – orchestral works: ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ and the ‘War Requiem’ – and his many musical collaborations with his life partner, tenor Peter Pears.

Mr Britten’s major contributions to the violin repertoire include his much-loved Violin Concerto – and 6 string quartets.

JANINE JANSEN | BRITTEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | PAAVO JÄRVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS

 

Britten & Korngold Violin Concertos |CD|

Vilde Frang, violin

James Gaffigan & Frankfurt Radio Symphony

Release Date: February 26, 2016

Warner Classics

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