Benjamin Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to his life. Benjamin Britten was an English composer, conductor and pianist, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
This list of compositions includes all the published works by English composer Benjamin Britten with opus number. Paul Bunyan Op. 17: Operetta in two acts, 114'. Libretto by W. H. Auden, after the American folktale. Premiered on 5 May 1941 at Brander Matthews Hall, New York. Published by Faber Music. Peter Grimes Op. 33: Opera in a prologue and three acts, 147'. Libretto by Montagu Slater, after the poem The Borough by George Crabbe. Premiered on 7 June 1945 at Sadler's Wells, London.
The Bitter Withy' by Benjamin Britten has a tempo of 98 beats per minute (BPM) on 'Rattle Conducts Britten'. Time Signature: 3/4. Use the Metronome below to practice at this tempo. Video Suite on English Folk Tunes (A Time There Was), O. 0. II. The Bitter Withy. Rattle Conducts Britten. 22. Suite on English Folk Tunes (A Time There Was), O. Top Songs Benjamin Britten.
Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, OM CH (born Lowestoft, 22 November 1913; died Aldeburgh, 4 December 1976) was probably the greatest English composer of his time. He came from East Anglia (a region in the East of England) and he often thought about the East Anglian landscape and the sea when writing his music. He wrote a lot of music for his long-term partner, the tenor Peter Pears. His operas include Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Death in Venice
Benjamin Britten: A Life. Outstanding composer, virtuoso pianist, talented conductor, inspired recording artist, major music festival organiser, peerless arranger of folksongs – there was seemingly nothing he didn’t excel at. Yet not everyone was equally impressed by Benjamin Britten. Britten was one of the most outstanding English musicians of the 20th century. In addition to his prodigious achievements as a composer, he was a stunningly gifted pianist, accompanist, conductor and arranger. Britten was also happiest when writing choral music, songs and operas at a time when English musical opinion was polarised by an all-consuming passion for such elevated instrumental forms as the symphony, string quartet and piano sonata.
A more relaxed attitude may be emerging towards the colossal musical legacy of Britain's modern titan of the opera. This year, the centenary of his birth, Benjamin Britten will be inescapable. He will be celebrated with events from the publication of two major biographies to a new production of his opera Gloriana at the Royal Opera House; from a festival devoted to him in Moscow to projects as far afield as Brazil and Palestine, as well as celebrations at the festival he founded at Aldeburgh in Suffolk. The events are set to confirm his standing as the UK's most exported classical.