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Benjamin Britten
Birth: Nov. 22, 1913
Lowestoft
Waveney District
Suffolk, England
Death: Dec. 4, 1976
Aldeburgh
Suffolk Coastal District
Suffolk, England

Composer, Musician. Edward Benjamin Britten often remarked that he was destined for a career in music, because he was born on St. Cecilia's Day. He was a native of Lowestoft in Suffolk and was educated at Gresham's School in Holt, Norfolk. He studied music under Frank Bridge and, later, John Ireland. Among his best-known works are the operas "Peter Grimes," "Albert Herring," "Billy Budd," "Paul Bunyan" and "The Turn of the Screw," as well as "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." He is buried next to his companion, Sir Peter Pears, with whom he founded the English Opera Group and, in 1947, inaugurated the Aldeburgh Festival. In 1953, Benjamin Britten was made a Companion of Honour and, in 1965, was awarded the Order of Merit. In 1976, he was raised to the peerage, the first musician ever to be ennobled (Lord Berners had a title, but it was inherited.) For the last few months of his life, he was known as Lord Britten of Aldeburgh. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Victor Britten (1877 - 1934)
  Edith Rhoda Britten (1871 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  Peter Pears (1910 - 1986)
 
Burial:
St Peter and St Paul Churchyard
Aldeburgh
Suffolk Coastal District
Suffolk, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6826020
Benjamin Britten
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Benjamin Britten
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Benjamin Britten
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Thank you for all the wonderful music that you have given us, you and your music will always be remembered! REST IN PEACE!
- David Bohn
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- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
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