Benjamin Britten

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Born: 22 November 1913 — Lowestoft — England
Died: 4 December 1976 — Aldeburgh — England
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6 March 1934: Premiere of Simple Symphony op. 4, in Norwich, England.
29 March 1941: Premiere of Sinfonia da Requiem, in New York, USA.
7 June 1945: Premiere of Peter Grimes, in London, England.
12 July 1946: Premiere of The Rape of Lucratia, in Glyndebourne, England.
15 October 1946: Premiere of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, in Liverpool, England.
20 July 1947: Premiere of Albert Herring, in Glyndebourne, England.
14 June 1949: Premiere of Let's Make an Opera, in Aldeburgh, England.
8 June 1953: Premiere of Gloriana, in London, England.
11 June 1960: Premiere of A Midsummer Night's Dream, in Aldeburgh, England, with Britten conducting.
30 May 1962: Premiere of War Requiem, in Coventry, England, with Britten conducting.
12 March 1964: Premiere of the Cello Symphony, in Moscow, Russia.
16 May 1971: Premiere of Owen Wingrave, on BBC, England.
16 June 1973: Premiere of Death in Venice, in Aldeburgh, England.

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(1953) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Livre d'Orgue, Stuttgart, Germany, with Messiaen at the organ.
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