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He changed the face of British opera and composed some of this century's best-loved choral works, but how much do you really know about Benjamin Britten? Marking 100 years since his birth, discover 15 fascinating facts about the great man.
Benjamin Britten started what was to become the famous Aldeburgh Festival in the Jubilee Hall on Crabbe Street, a few doors down from his first home, in 1948. Now it's one of the highlights of the summer for lovers of classical music, featuring new music by contemporary composers as well as Britten's works.
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