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Benjamin Britten
(1913 - 1976)

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1913 Born 22 November in Lowestoft, Suffolk
1924 Begins to study music with composer Frank Bridge after writing music without guidance since the age of 5
1930 Further studies at the Royal College of Music in London
1933 Sinfonietta published and performed
1939 Moves to North America with tenor Peter Pears, who had the greatest personal influence on his music
1945 Premiere in London of opera Peter Grimes brings Britten international fame
1948 Establishes an annual festival of music at Aldeburgh, in Suffolk
1951 First performance of the opera Billy Budd
1973 Major heart surgery reduces his activities
1976 First musician to be made a life peer of the British Empire. Dies in Aldeburgh on 4 December
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