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Britten, ( Edward ) Benjamin locked

  • Jennifer Doctor,
  • Judith LeGrove,
  • Paul Banks,
  • Heather Wiebe
  •  and Philip Brett

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( b Lowestoft , Nov 22, 1913 ; d Aldeburgh , Dec 4, 1976 ). English composer , conductor and pianist . He and his contemporary Michael Tippett are among several pairs of composers who dominated English art music in the 20th century. Of their music, Britten’s early on achieved, and has maintained, wider international circulation. An exceedingly practical and resourceful musician, Britten worked with increasing determination to recreate the role of leading national composer held during much of his own life by Vaughan Williams, from whom he consciously distanced himself. Notable among his musical and professional achievements are the revival of English opera, initiated by the success of ...

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