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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.
As a young boy, Britten attended a local fee-paying elementary school in his hometown of Lowestoft, before moving to Gresham's School in Norfolk in 1928. He stayed there for two years before winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with John Ireland and Ralph Vaughan Wiliams.
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