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Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)

Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England as Edward Benjamin Britten. He is known for his work on Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Machine (2013) and Mr. Nobody (2009). He died on December 4, 1976 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. See full bio »

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Known For

Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack
(2012)
The Machine Soundtrack
(2013)
Mr. Nobody Soundtrack
(2009)
The Lobster Soundtrack
(2015)

Filmography

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 2020 Owen Wingrave (TV Mini-Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Act 2 (2020) ... (music)
- Act 1 (2020) ... (music)
 2020 The Rape of Lucretia (Video) (music)
 2020/II The Turn of the Screw (Video) (music)
 2020/I The Turn of the Screw (Video) (music)
 2020/I Owen Wingrave (Video) (music)
 2020/II Owen Wingrave (Video) (music)
 2019/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (Video) (music)
 2019 Britten Gala at Wigmore Hall (Video) (music)
 2019/II A Midsummer Night's Dream (Video) (music)
 2019 Billy Budd, fra Den Norske Opera & Ballett (TV Movie) (opera: in Three acts)
 2018 Gloriana (TV Movie) (music)
 2018 Noye's Fludde (Video) (music)
 2017 Der Tod in Venedig (Video) (music)
 2017 Noahs Flut (Video) (music)
 2017 The Turn of the Screw (Video) (music)
 2017 Peter Grimes (Video) (music)
 2017 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (music)
 2015 Noahs Flut (Video) (music)
 2015 Albert Herring (Video) (music)
 2015 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie) (music)
 2015 Noye's Fludde (Video) (music)
 2015 Benjamin Britten, the Complete String Quartets (TV Mini-Series) (stock music)
 2014 Britten - War Requiem (TV Movie) (music)
 2014 Death in Venice (TV Movie) (music)
 2014 Le Tour d'écrou (TV Movie) (music)
 2014 Britten's Peter Grimes (music by)
 2014 Let's Make an Opera/The Little Sweep (Video) (music)
 2014 Owen Wingrave (Video) (music)
 2013 Death in Venice (Video) (music)
 2013 Gloriana (Video) (music)
 2013 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (music)
 2013 Britten: Nocturne (Video documentary) (music)
 2013 Curlew River (Video) (music)
 2013 Britten's Endgame (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2013 Benjamin Britten: War Requiem (TV Special) (music by)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 8 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2013 Noye's Fludde - Unogumbe (Short) (music by)
 2013 The Prodigal Son (Video) (music)
 2012 The Turn of the Screw (Video) (music: Opera in a prologue and two acts by)
 2012 War Requiem (Video) (music)
 2012 A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales (TV Movie documentary) (National Anthem arranged by)
 2012 Peter Grimes (TV Movie) (music)
 2011 New World Symphony Wallcast Concert Iii (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2010 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (music)
 2010 Death in Venice (Video) (music by)
 2010 Bartleby le scribe (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 Albert Herring (TV Movie) (music)
 2009 The Hidden Heart: A Life of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2008 Death in Venice (TV Movie) (music)
 2008 The Rape of Lucretia (TV Movie) (music)
 2008 Great Performances at the Met (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Britten: Peter Grimes (2008) ... (music by - as Britten)
 2007 Paul Bunyan (TV Movie) (music)
 2007 Peter Grimes (TV Movie) (music)
 2005 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie) (music by)
 2004 Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten (TV Movie) (music by)
 2003 War Requiem in Peenemünde (TV Special documentary) (music by: "War Requiem")
 2002 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (music)
 2001 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (music)
 2001 Owen Wingrave (TV Movie) (music by)
 2001 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (music)
 2001 Britten: The Rape of Lucretia (TV Movie) (music by)
 2000 Gloriana (TV Movie) (music by)
 1998 Curlew River (TV Movie) (music)
 1998 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (music by)
 1998 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- New York City Opera: Paul Bunyan (1998) ... (music by)
 1997 Peter Grimes (TV Movie) (music)
 1997 Pursuit (Short)
 1996 Grosse coupure (Short) (music)
 1996 Let's Make an Opera (music by)
 1995 Peter Grimes (TV Movie) (music by)
 1994 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (music by)
 1993 Benjamin Britten: War Requiem (TV Special) (music by)
 1991 The Turn of the Screw: Britten (TV Movie) (music by)
 1990 Death in Venice (TV Movie) (music by)
 1990 The Prince of the Pagodas (TV Movie) (music by)
 1990 The Turn of the Screw - Die Drehung der Schraube (TV Movie) (music) / (music by)
 1988 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (music by)
 1987 The Rape of Lucretia (TV Movie) (music by)
 1985 Albert Herring (TV Movie) (music by)
 1985 Curlew River: Britten in Texas (TV Movie) (music)
 1985 The Human Voice (TV Movie)
 1985 Britten: War Requiem (TV Movie) (stock music)
 1984 Gloriana (TV Movie) (music by)
 1982 A Ceremony of Carols (TV Special) (music by)
 1982 The Selfish Giant (Short) (stock music)
 1982 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (music by)
 1981/II A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie) (music by: Opera in three acts)
 1981 Death In Venice (TV Movie) (music by)
 1981 Peter Grimes (TV Movie) (music by)
 1981 The Rape of Lucretia (TV Movie) (music)
 1979 Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (TV Movie documentary) (music by: Selected works)
 1977-1978 The Lively Arts (TV Series documentary) (music by - 2 episodes)
- Edinburgh International Festival 1977 (1977) ... (music by)
 1975 Brudstykker af en landsbydegns dagbog (TV Movie) (music)
  Music on 2 (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1970) (music by - 1 episode, 1971) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1965)
- Noye's Fludde (1971) ... (music by)
- Idomeneo (1970) ... (conductor)
- Dido and Aeneas (1965) ... (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1971 Owen Wingrave (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1969 Peter Grimes (TV Movie) (composer: opera) / (conductor)
 1968 The Burning Fiery Furnace (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
 1966 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (music by)
 1964 War Requiem (TV Special) (conductor) / (music)
 1959 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (music by)
 1952 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Billy Budd (1952) ... (music)
 1950 For the Children (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Let's Make an Opera! (1950) ... (music by)
 1938 The Ascent of F6 (TV Movie) (songs by)
 1937 The Tocher (Short) (music: Rossini's themes arranged by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He was a composer for the revue, "Left Theatre Revue," at the Collins' Music Hall in London, England with Donald Bissett, John Rae, Prudence Blaikie, Alfred Atkins, Peter Moseley, Eve Lynett, Kenneth Evans, Barbara Nixon, and Duncan Guthrie in the cast. Margaret Yade and Barbara Nixon were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Baron Benjamin Britten of Aldeburgh | Lord Benjamin Britten of Aldeburgh | Britten
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In the case of a few composers, a very few, when I hear a work I do not like, I am convinced it is my own fault. [Giuseppe] Verdi is one of those composers.

Trivia:

He was made a CH (Companion of Honour) in the Coronation Honours List of 1953, appointed an OM (Order of Merit) in June 1965, and made a Life Peer in July 1976. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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