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The World's Greatest Music
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.
Britten's early musical life was dominated by the great composers. His mother's ambition was for him to become the 'fourth B’ – after Bach, Beethoven (pictured) and Brahms. Britten later said his musical development was stifled by his reverence for these masters.
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