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Benjamin Britten Guides
Follow the text of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, compiled from poems by Wilfred Owen and the Latin Mass for the Dead
2013 marked the centenary of the birth of the great British composer Benjamin Britten. Classic FM celebrated with special programmes and online features.
Get to know Britten's tragic opera, about a Suffolk fisherman and his uneasy relationship with his neighbours, with our synopsis and stunning pictures from English National Opera's current production.
Jane Jones offers another chance to celebrate a special year for Britten and his music.
As the Benjamin Britten centenary reaches its climax, here are ten good reasons why we think the 20th century English composer is one of the all-time greats.
Classic FM took legendary broadcaster Joan Bakewell to the Red House in Aldeburgh to meet the women who knew composer Benjamin Britten best.
The Red House in Aldeburgh is the former home of composer Benjamin Britten and the tenor Peter Pears.
All the pictures from Opera North's stunning new production of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten was the finest opera composer that England has ever produced. And his other masterpieces – including the War Requiem, concertos, and countless songs – reveal a composer of extraordinary skill and originality.
How much do you know about Benjamin Britten? Get to know his life and music with 15 facts about the great composer
Benjamin Britten takes you on an epic tour of the instruments of the orchestra, with some of the catchiest and most charming music ever composed!
Find out more about the great British composer Benjamin Britten.