Benjamin Britten

Sibelius prize winner 1965

Benjamin Britten

Born 22 November 1913 in Lowesstoft, Suffolk, England
Died 4 December 1976 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

Studied at the Royal College of Music in London.

Performed as pianist and conductor, especially at the Aldeburgh Festival, for which he wrote most of his works since 1948

Companion of Honour, 1952

Member of the Order of Merit, 1965

Life peer, 1976

Numerous honours from British and foreign universities and learned societies

Works

  • fourteen operas
  • three church parables
  • one ballet
  • a large amount of works for orchestra
  • choral music
  • solo vocal works
  • chamber and instrumental works
  • incidental music and arrangements

Aspen Award 1964
Sonning Prize 1968
Ravel Prize 1974

 

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