Benjamin Britten Masterpieces

Essential works

1913
Benjamin Britten
1976
130+ works listed
age 63
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Peter Grimes

Opera

1945
1933

Simple Symphony

Work for orchestra

War Requiem

Work for choir

1961

Creative activity

based on dated works only

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Duration of the works

(average or estimed)

 Number of works

1925

52 years

1976

 

Number of works

 

Duration of the works (average or estimed)

Vocal music
Instrumental music
Incidental music

Work for choir (32)

Song, lied (25)

Opera (16)

Work for soloist (11)

Work for chamber orchestra (18)

Work for orchestra (13)

Work for orchestra with soloist (7)

Ballet (2)

Film score (1)

Other renowned works

1971 - Death in Venice

1964 - Curlew River

1960 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

1951 - Billy Budd

1946 - The Rape of Lucretia

Compositions by Benjamin Britten (130+) ...

1910 .. 1970 : the essential composers

1882-1971 Igor Stravinsky °

1865-1957 Jean Sibelius °

1862-1918 Claude Debussy °

1858-1924 Giacomo Puccini °

1873-1943 Sergei Rachmaninoff °

1857-1934 Edward Elgar °

1875-1937 Maurice Ravel °

1863-1945 Pietro Mascagni

1935-oooo Arvo Pärt

1932-oooo John Williams

1864-1949 Richard Strauss °

1845-1924 Gabriel Fauré

° : Masterpieces listed

On stage or recorded, listen these essential works Benjamin Britten




The purpose of these pages is to point out few relevant works only among tens of thousands and to provide some chronological references.

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