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The Scallop, Aldeburgh, by Maggi Hambling. A tribute to Benjamin Britten, the corrugated steel is pierced with the words: "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", from the composer's opera Peter Grimes.

The Scallop, Aldeburgh, by Maggi Hambling. A tribute to Benjamin Britten, the corrugated steel is pierced with the words: "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", from the composer's opera Peter Grimes.

Benjamin Britten 20th century English composer. The background lists some of his best known works. The border features musical instruments illustrating his popular 'Young Persons Guide o the Orchestra'

Benjamin Britten 20th century English composer. The background lists some of his best known works. The border features musical instruments illustrating his popular 'Young Persons Guide o the Orchestra'

Benjamin Brtiten's signature

Benjamin Brtiten's signature

The Red House. Photo: Philip Vile.

The Red House. Photo: Philip Vile.

Benjamin Britten on a Brooke Bond Tea trading card

Benjamin Britten on a Brooke Bond Tea trading card


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“I am an arrogant and impatient listener,” Benjamin Britten wrote,

“I am an arrogant and impatient listener,” Benjamin Britten wrote,

Benjamin Britten at The Red House (1965). BRITTEN100 & Festival Brikcius. Benjamin Britten (22 November 1913 - 4 December 1976). For more details about celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten in 2013 visit websites http://Festival.Brikcius.com/ and http://www.Britten100.org. Image courtesy of http://www.Britten100.org (copyright BPF).

Benjamin Britten at The Red House (1965). BRITTEN100 & Festival Brikcius. Benjamin Britten (22 November 1913 - 4 December 1976). For more details about celebrating the centenary of Benjamin Britten in 2013 visit websites http://Festival.Brikcius.com/ and http://www.Britten100.org. Image courtesy of http://www.Britten100.org (copyright BPF).

Peter Pears & Benjamin Britten - on Winterreise (1827) - Franz Schubert

Peter Pears & Benjamin Britten - on Winterreise (1827) - Franz Schubert

Benjamin Britten sitting at his piano, in 1950.

Benjamin Britten at 100 – time for a new appraisal?

Benjamin Britten - A Time There Was - YouTubeAn excellent introduction to Benjamin Brittens music and life.

Benjamin Britten - A Time There Was - YouTubeAn excellent introduction to Benjamin Brittens music and life.

Intro to Benjamin Britten

Intro to Benjamin Britten

Cabaret Songs- Benjamin Britten - http://music.ritmovi.com/cabaret-songs-benjamin-britten/

Cabaret Songs- Benjamin Britten - http://music.ritmovi.com/cabaret-songs-benjamin-britten/

Ian Bostridge discusses Benjamin Britten's talent for setting words to music. We'll be celebrating 100 years of Britten this season.

Ian Bostridge discusses Benjamin Britten's talent for setting words to music. We'll be celebrating 100 years of Britten this season.

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul...

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century by Paul...

Benjamin Britten's own music festival, The Aldeburgh Festival, pays tribute to him in his centenary year.

At home with Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten's own music festival, The Aldeburgh Festival, pays tribute to him in his centenary year.

Five Easy Routes into the Music of Benjamin Britten - by Robert Leeming http://passmilordtheroosterjuice.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/five-easy-routes-into-the-music-of-benjamin-britten/

Five Easy Routes into the Music of Benjamin Britten

Five Easy Routes into the Music of Benjamin Britten - by Robert Leeming http://passmilordtheroosterjuice.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/five-easy-routes-into-the-music-of-benjamin-britten/