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The World's Greatest Music
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.
In 1939, Britten and Pears sailed to North America as friends, eventually falling in love and starting a relationship. In 1940, Britten composed Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, the first of many song-cycles he wrote for Pears.
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