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Britten, Benjamin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBritten, BenjaminBenjamin BrittenBrit‧ten, Ben‧ja‧min /ˈbrɪtn, ˈbendʒəmɪn/  (1913–76) a British musician, composer, and conductor (=someone who directs a group of musicians) known especially for writing A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945), A War Requiem (1962) and the operas Peter Grimes (1951) and Billy Budd (1951). In 1948 he started the aldeburgh Festival with his life-long companion, the singer Sir Peter pears.
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