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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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Year of birth1913
Year of death1976
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
August 2018
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KrakowJoanna Freszel & Bartłomiej Kominek

Chopin, Żeleński, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Paderewski, Ginastera, Britten, Zamuszko
Joanna Freszel; Bartłomiej Kominek

WarsawSymphonic Concert

Paderewski, Britten, Sibelius, Chopin
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leif Ove Andsnes

SnapeNational Youth Choir at the Snape Proms 2018: Created out of Mind

Leighton, Andrew, Campkin, Schumann, Gurney, Muhly, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Parry, Wallen, Britten
Ben Parry; National Youth Choir of Great Britain

LondonProm 72: Britten War Requiem

Britten: War Requiem, Op.66
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Erin Wall; Allan Clayton; Russell Braun; Huddersfield Choral Society

BergenOpening Concert

Matre, Britten, Stravinsky
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leif Ove Andsnes
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Prom 34: Juanjo Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
An intriguing programme of Britten, Walton, Barber and Copland provided dynamism, evocative imagery and new discoveries in Juanjo Mena’s valedictory concert with the BBC Philharmonic.
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Lullabies and dreams from Connolly and Middleton

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
The perfect invitation to daydream on a hot afternoon. 
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Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles

Donald Runnicles conducting the World Orchestra for Peace © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Donald Runnicles conducts the World Orchestra for Peace and BBC Proms Youth Choir at The Proms
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Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Under the baton of John Storgårds, Vilde Frang made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in Britten's Violin Concerto, with works of Antheil and Schumann rounding out a diverse selection.
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Pappano conducts Britten's War Requiem in Berlin

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Britten's War Requiem at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden with Antonio Pappano conducting
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List of works
3 Divertimenti for string quartetA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28: That Yonge ChildeA Charm of Lullabies for mezzo soprano and piano, Op.41A Midsummer Night's DreamA Suite on English Folk Tunes "A Time There Was" for chamber orchestra, Op.90Advance DemocracyAt the mid hour of nightBilly BuddCello Suite no. 1, Op.72Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Folk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Ash GroveFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Sally GardensFolk song arrangement: GreensleevesFriday Afternoons for children's voices and piano, Op.7Hymn to St Cecilia for SSATB, Op.27bHymn to the VirginLachrymae for viola and strings, Op.48bLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48Les Illuminations, Op.18 no.4: RoyautéLes Illuminations, Op.18 no.5: MarineLes Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Matinées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.24Nocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70Nocturne for tenor, 7 obbligato instruments and string orchestra, song cycle, Op.60Noye's Fludde (Chester mystery play)O the sight entrancingPaul BunyanPeter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33: Four Sea Interludes and PassacagliaPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhaedra, Op.93Phantasy String Quintet in F minor, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Sacred and Profane for five voices, Op.91Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Sinfonietta, Op.1Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Soirées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.9Sokrates und Alcibiades Op.61 no. 3Songs from the Chinese for soprano or tenor and guitar, Op.58Spring Symphony for soloists, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra, Op.44String Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 2 in C major, Op.36String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for violin and piano, Op.6Temporal VariationsThe Burning Fiery FurnaceThe Rape of LucretiaThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34The last rose of summerThree Character PiecesTwo portraits for stringsUnderneath the abject willowVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15War Requiem, Op.66Who are these Children? for tenor and piano, Op.84Who are these children?: Nightmare, Op.84 no.3Who are these children?: Slaughter, Op.84 no.6Who are these children?: The children, Op.84 no.11Who are these children?: Who are these children, Op.84 no.9Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52Young Apollo