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Benjamin Britten, Composer
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(1913-1976). English composer. After early musical studies on piano and viola, and with the composer Frank Bridge, Britten entered the Royal College of Music. Among his teachers were Arthur Benjamin and John Ireland. Britten's compositions are in nearly every genre, including chamber music, orchestral works, and opera. He founded the Aldeburgh Festival in 1948 with his partner, the tenor Peter Pears. Aldeburgh evoloved into an important cultural institution. Many of Britten's works were...
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Britten: Les Illuminations N/A
Fanfare (2:06) N/A
Villes (1:05) N/A
Phrase (1:05) N/A
Antique (1:55) N/A
Royaute (1:40) N/A
Marine (1:39) N/A
Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 65 N/A
I - Dialogo (4:57) N/A
II - Scherzo-pizzicato (2:33) N/A
III - Elegia (5:28) N/A
IV - Marcia (2:13) N/A
V - Moto perpetuo (2:40) N/A
Britten: 8 Folk Song Arrangements N/A
Lord! I married me a wife (1:09) N/A
She's like the swallow (2:47) N/A
Lemady (1:17) N/A
Bonny at morn (3:41) N/A
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (For I had wooed her oft and long) (2:30) N/A
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) (3:07) N/A
The False Knight upon the Road (3:06) N/A
Bird Scarer’s Song (1:06) N/A
Britten: Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94 N/A
I - Duets (5:32) N/A
II - Ostinato (3:16) N/A
III - Solo (5:18) N/A
IV - Burlesque (2:20) N/A
V - Recitative and Passacaglia (9:44) N/A
Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66 N/A
Requiem aeternam: Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine (5:37) N/A
Requiem aeternam: What passing bells for these who die as cattle? (3:45) N/A
Dies irae: Dies irae, dies illa (3:39) N/A
Dies irae: Bugles sang, saddening the evening air (1:56) N/A
Dies irae: Liber scriptus proferetur (2:47) N/A
Dies irae: Out there we've walked quite friendly up to Death (1:48) N/A
Dies irae: Recordare Jesu pie (4:30) N/A
Dies irae: Be slowly lifted up (1:40) N/A
Dies irae: Dies irae, dies illa (1:07) N/A
Dies irae: Lacrimosa dies illa (1:58) N/A
Dies irae: Move him into the sun (5:04) N/A
Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe (3:40) N/A
Offertorium: So Abram rose, and clave the wood (6:05) N/A
Sanctus: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus (6:41) N/A
Sanctus: After the blast of lightning from the East (3:23) N/A
Agnus Dei: One ever hangs where shelled roads part (3:30) N/A
Libera me: Libera me, Domine (7:35) N/A
Libera me: It seemed that out of battle I escaped (8:44) N/A
Libera me: Let us sleep now; In paradisum (6:12) N/A
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