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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.
New works by Britten featured in almost every Aldeburgh festival until the composer's death in 1976, including the premieres of his operas, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Jubilee Hall in 1960 and Death in Venice at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in 1973 - pictured. Photo by Jane Jacomb-Hood. Copyright Britten-Pears Foundation.
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