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Arthur Benjamin (I) (1893–1960)

Arthur Benjamin was born on September 19, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Arthur Leslie Benjamin. He was a composer, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) and The Conquest of Everest (1953). He died on April 9, 1960 in London, England. See full bio »


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Known For

The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Conquest of Everest
Above Us the Waves


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 1962 The Devil Take Her (TV Movie)
 1959 Prima Donna (TV Movie)
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Movie)
 1954 Under the Caribbean (Documentary)
 1953 The Conquest of Everest (Documentary)
 1948 Steps of the Ballet (Documentary short)
 1948 The Cumberland Story (Short)
 1946 This Modern Age (Documentary short) (segment "14 "Jamaica Problem")
 1937 The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (musical score)
 1935 Lobsters (Short)
 1935 Mister Hobo
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (musical compositions)
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Anglo-Australian composer, conductor and music teacher. His First String Quartet (Pastorale Fantasia) was awarded a Carnegie Prize in 1924. In 1926 he took up a professorship of piano at the Royal College of Music, where his students included a young Benjamin Britten. His best-known composition was the 1938 Jamaican Rumba. Benjamin also conducted the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for five years (... See more »

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