Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Nationality

English

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Suite on English Folk Tunes

Fun Facts

  • He was made Baron Britten in 1976. A Baron is a nobleman.
  • Britten was known to be one the greatest opera composers of the 20th century.
  • Before Britten, there had not been any good operas written in Great Britain in over 250 years!

Get to know Britten in this video by Columbus Symphony Hornist Brian Mangrum!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Britten’s Music

  • None at this time

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