Lord Britten of Aldeburgh ( 1913–76), English composer, pianist, and conductor; full name Edward Benjamin Britten. He founded the Aldeburgh festival with Peter Pears in 1948, and in 1976 became the first composer to be made a life peer. Notable operas: Peter Grimes (1945), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1960), and Death in Venice (1973).
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