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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten has been played on NTS over 30 times, featured on 33 episodes and was first played on 11 December 2013.

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 input from Ralph Vaughan Williams. Although ultimately held back by his parents (at the…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Cello Suite No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1008
Bach, Britten, Falla, Jacqueline Du Pré, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Ernest Lush
EMI Studio DRM, Angel Records1989
Cello Suite No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1008
Bach, Britten, Falla, Jacqueline Du Pré, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Ernest LushEMI Studio DRM, Angel Records1989
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Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67
Prokofiev, Britten, Saint-Saëns, Marian Lapšansky, Peter Toperczer, Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd
Naxos1990
Peter And The Wolf, Op. 67
Prokofiev, Britten, Saint-Saëns, Marian Lapšansky, Peter Toperczer, Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej LenárdNaxos1990
Discogs
Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis
The Choir Of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Bairstow, Britten, Howells, Ireland, Orr, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, Walton
Argo1963
Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis
The Choir Of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest, Bairstow, Britten, Howells, Ireland, Orr, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, WaltonArgo1963
Discogs
Peter And The Wolf Op.67
David Bowie, Prokofiev, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Britten
RCA Red Seal1978
Peter And The Wolf Op.67
David Bowie, Prokofiev, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, BrittenRCA Red Seal1978
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Friday Afternoons Op. 7
Wiener Sängerknaben, Andrei Gavrilov, Britten
Deutsche Grammophon1994
Friday Afternoons Op. 7
Wiener Sängerknaben, Andrei Gavrilov, BrittenDeutsche Grammophon1994
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Suite On English Folk Tunes: 'A Time There Was...' Op. 90
Rattle, Britten
EMI Classics1991
Suite On English Folk Tunes: 'A Time There Was...' Op. 90
Rattle, BrittenEMI Classics1991
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A Ceremony Of Carols Op. 28
Britten, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Francis Grier
ASV1982
A Ceremony Of Carols Op. 28
Britten, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Francis GrierASV1982
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A Spotless Rose
Britten, Howells, Joubert, Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Westminster Abbey Choir, Douglas Guest, Simon Preston
His Master's Voice1967
A Spotless Rose
Britten, Howells, Joubert, Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Westminster Abbey Choir, Douglas Guest, Simon PrestonHis Master's Voice1967
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Five Flower Songs Op. 47
Britten, The Monteverdi Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner
Deutsche Grammophon1997
Five Flower Songs Op. 47
Britten, The Monteverdi Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot GardinerDeutsche Grammophon1997
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Night Piece (Notturno)
Benjamin Britten
Virgin Classics2013
Night Piece (Notturno)
Benjamin BrittenVirgin Classics2013
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