Benjamin Britten Birthday, Date of Birth

Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, the son of a dentist, Britten showed talent from an early age. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and privately with the composer Frank Bridge. Britten first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy was Born in 1934. With the premiere of Peter Grimes in 1945, he leapt to international fame. Over the next 28 years, he wrote 14 more operas, establishing himself as one of the leading 20th-century composers in the genre. In addition to large-scale operas for Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden, he wrote "chamber operas" for small forces, suitable for performance in venues of modest size. Among the best known of these is The Turn of the Screw (1954). Recurring themes in his operas include the struggle of an outsider against a hostile society and the corruption of innocence.

Britten's other works range from orchestral to choral, solo vocal, chamber and instrumental as well as film music. He took a great interest in writing music for children and amateur performers, including the opera Noye's Fludde, a Missa Brevis, and the song collection Friday Afternoons. He often composed with particular performers in mind. His most frequent and important muse was his personal and professional partner, the tenor Peter Pears; others included Kathleen Ferrier, Jennifer Vyvyan, Janet Baker, Dennis Brain, Julian Bream, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Mstislav Rostropovich. Britten was a celebrated pianist and conductor, performing many of his own works in concert and on record. He also performed and recorded works by others, such as Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Mozart symphonies, and song cycles by Schubert and Schumann.

Together with Pears and the librettist and producer Eric Crozier, Britten founded the annual Aldeburgh Festival in 1948, and he was responsible for the creation of Snape Maltings concert hall in 1967. In his last year, he was the first composer to be given a life peerage.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Saturday, November 22, 1913
Place of Birth
Lowestoft
Age
107
Star Sign

The November 22, 1913 was a Saturday under the star sign of . It was the 325 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 107 years old. Your last birthday was on the Sunday, November 22, 2020, 60 days ago. Your next birthday is on Monday, November 22, 2021, in 304 days. You have lived for 39,142 days, or about 939,429 hours, or about 56,365,770 minutes, or about seconds.

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22nd of November 1913 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 22, 1913

M'COMBS'S REMARK ANNOYED FRENCH; He Said He Was in Paris "Incognito" ;- "Why a Private Citizen Incognito?" Is Asked. BUT NO PERSONA NON GRATA Any One Wilson Nominates Will Be Accepted ;- Washington Mean Over New Embassy Furniture.

Date: 23 November 1913

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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CIRCULATION PUBLICITY.; Papers to Show Copies Subscribers Get Not Full Average Circulation.

Date: 22 November 1913

Special to The New York Times

Requirements concerning publication of circulation explained

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BOOKS FOR BOYS; Increasing Numbers as the Holiday Season Draws Near

Date: 23 November 1913

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CARDEN DEMANDS OIL FIELD GUARD; Tells Mexican Foreign Minister Rebels Are Destroying British Property. TROOPS ARE PROMISED Huerta Oil Tax Favors Waters-Pierce to Detriment of Pearson Syndicate. ADD TO OUR BORDER FORCE War Department Officials Dispatch Another Regiment, Making 20,000 Men in All. CARDEN DEMANDS OIL FIELD GUARDS

Date: 23 November 1913

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Press agents hired by Government to obtain posts as correspondents of American newspapers

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STAGING ELABORATE PAGEANT IN HONOR OF CALIFORNIA'S HERO-PRIEST; Theatre Built for "The Mission Play," Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Father Serra, the Pioneer Missionary Who Converted the Indians of the Coast.

Date: 23 November 1913

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FOR CHILDS' NEWSPAPER.; Frenchman Proposes to Stimulate Good Impulses in the Young.

Date: 23 November 1913

By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Telegraph to The New York Times

Marconi Wireless

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THE MODEST SHAW AGAIN; Explains in His Shrinking Way Why "Pygmalion" Was First Done in Berlin ;- Critics Like It.

Date: 23 November 1913

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Date: 22 November 1913

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AMAZING RENAISSANCE IS NOW SWEEPING ALL ASIA; Traveler of Wide Experience Declares That "The Reconstruction of Asia Is the Most Important Issue the World Has to Face."

Date: 23 November 1913

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Date: 22 November 1913

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