Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 17 (2) Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Britten: 15 facts about the great composer
Both Britten and Pears were pacifists and applied to be conscientious objectors on their return to England in the middle of World War II. Initially, Britten was only allowed non-combatant service in the military, but gained unconditional exemption on appeal.