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Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. [1]

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Eliot, Tanglewood Music Festival, Tenor, The Ascent of F6, The Beggar's Opera, The Borough (George Crabbe poem), The Burning Fiery Furnace, The Daily Telegraph, The Dream of Gerontius, The Establishment, The Fairy-Queen, The Guardian, The Habit of Art, The Herald (Glasgow), The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, The Independent, The Little Sweep, The Musical Times, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New York Times, The Observer, The Poet's Echo, The Prince of the Pagodas, The Prodigal Son (Britten), The Rape of Lucretia, The Rite of Spring, The Royal Opera, The Sea (Bridge), The Spectator, The Sunday People, The Sunday Telegraph, The Turn of the Screw (opera), The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Thomas Mann, Three Bs, Three Sisters (musical), Tony Palmer, UNESCO, University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Victor Hugo, Victorian era, Viola, Viola Concerto (Walton), Violin Concerto (Britten), Virgil Thomson, Virgin Classics, W. 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A Birthday Hansel

A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92, is a song cycle for 'high voice' and harp composed by Benjamin Britten and set to texts by Robert Burns.

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A Boy Was Born

A Boy Was Born (published as A Boy was Born), Op. 3, is a choral composition by Benjamin Britten.

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A cappella

A cappella (Italian for "in the manner of the chapel") music is specifically group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way.

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A Ceremony of Carols

A Ceremony of Carols, Op.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (opera)

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.

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Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.

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Abraham

Abraham ((אַבְרָהָם)), originally Abram, is the first of the three biblical patriarchs.

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Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH (8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983) was an English conductor.

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.

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Alban Berg

Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer.

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Albert Herring

Albert Herring, Op.

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Alberto Cavalcanti

Alberto de Almeida Cavalcanti (February 6, 1897 – August 23, 1982) was a Brazilian-born film director and producer.

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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk.

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Aldeburgh Festival

The Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts is an English arts festival devoted mainly to classical music.

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Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings (born 10 May 1957) is an English actor whose roles have included Prince Charles in The Queen (2006).

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

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Amadeus Quartet

The Amadeus Quartet was a world famous string quartet founded in 1947 and disbanded in 1987, remarkable for having retained its founding members throughout its long history.

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Andrew Porter (music critic)

Andrew Brian Porter (26 August 19283 April 2015) was a British music critic, scholar, organist and opera director.

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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (13 September 187413 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.

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Arnold Whittall

Arnold Whittall (born 1935, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England) is a British musicologist and writer.

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Arthur Benjamin

Arthur Leslie Benjamin (18 September 189310 April 1960) was an Australian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher.

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Arthur Oldham

Arthur William Oldham (6 September 1926 – 4 May 2003) was an English composer and choirmaster.

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Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (or;; 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes.

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Arthur Sullivan

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer.

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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.

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Atonality

Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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Baritone

A baritone is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range lies between the bass and the tenor voice types.

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Basil Spence

Sir Basil Urwin Spence, OM, OBE, RA (13 August 1907 – 19 November 1976) was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with Coventry Cathedral in England and the Beehive in New Zealand, but also responsible for numerous other buildings in the Modernist/Brutalist style.

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Béla Bartók

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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BBC Singers

The BBC Singers are the professional chamber choir of the BBC.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra (BBC SO) is a British orchestra based in London.

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Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century is a book by the Australian author and composer Paul Kildea first published in January 2013 to mark the Benjamin Britten centenary year.

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Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

Bergen-Belsen, or Belsen, was a Nazi concentration camp in what is today Lower Saxony in northern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle.

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Billy Budd (opera)

Billy Budd, Op.

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Billy the Kid

Henry McCarty (September 17, 1859 – July 14, 1881), better known under the pseudonyms of Billy the Kid and William H. Bonney, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West.

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Boarding school

A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers or principals.

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Boyd Neel

Louis Boyd Neel (19 July 190530 September 1981) was an English (and later Canadian) conductor and academic.

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Brandenburg Concertos

The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments)Johann Sebastian Bach's Werke, vol.19: Kammermusik, dritter band, Bach-Gesellschaft, Leipzig; ed.

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Brit Awards

The Brit Awards (sometimes stylised as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.

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British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.

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Britten's Children

Britten's Children is a scholarly 2006 book by John Bridcut that describes the English composer Benjamin Britten's relationship with several adolescent boys.

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Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for supporting the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

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Cantata academica

Cantata academica, Carmen basiliense (Op. 62) is a 1959 choral work on a Latin text by the English composer Benjamin Britten.

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Canticle III: Still falls the rain

Canticle III: Still falls the rain is a piece by English composer Benjamin Britten.

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Canticles (Britten)

The five Canticles constitute a series of five musical works by composer Benjamin Britten.

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Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a short canon in A minor, written in 1977 by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, for string orchestra and bell.

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (also frequently or) is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.

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Cello Sonata (Britten)

The Cello Sonata, Op.

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Cello suites (Britten)

The cello suites by Benjamin Britten (opp. 72, 80, and 87) are a series of three compositions for solo cello, dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Cello Symphony (Britten)

The Symphony for Cello and Orchestra or Cello Symphony, Op. 68, was written in 1963 by the British composer Benjamin Britten.

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Charing Cross Hospital

Charing Cross Hospital is an acute general teaching hospital located in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom.

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Charles Mackerras

Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, AC, CH, CBE (1925 2010) was an Australian conductor.

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Charles Villiers Stanford

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor.

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Christopher Isherwood

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English novelist.

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Claude Debussy

Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer.

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Clifford Curzon

Sir Clifford Michael Curzon, CBE (18 May 19071 September 1982) was an English pianist.

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Colin Graham

Colin Graham OBE (22 September 1931, Hove, England – 6 April 2007, St. Louis, Missouri) was a stage director of opera, theatre, and television.

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Colin McPhee

Colin McPhee (March 15, 1900 – January 7, 1964) was a Canadian composer and musicologist.

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Columbia Graphophone Company

The Columbia Graphophone Company was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom.

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Conscientious objector

A conscientious objector (CO) is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon took place on 2 June 1953.

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Coventry Blitz

The Coventry blitz (blitz: from the German word Blitzkrieg meaning "lightning war") was a series of bombing raids that took place on the English city of Coventry.

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Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral, also known as St Michael's Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry, in Coventry, West Midlands, England.

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Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885

The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict. c.69), or "An Act to make further provision for the Protection of Women and Girls, the suppression of brothels, and other purposes", was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the latest in a 25-year series of legislation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland beginning with the Offences against the Person Act 1861 that raised the age of consent and delineated the penalties for sexual offences against women and minors.

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Curlew River

Curlew River – A Parable for Church Performance (Op. 71) is the first of three Church Parables by Benjamin Britten.

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Dame school

A Dame school was an early form of a private elementary school in English-speaking countries.

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Das Lied von der Erde

Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth") is a composition for two voices and orchestra by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler between 1908 and 1909.

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David Hemmings

David Edward Leslie Hemmings (18 November 1941 – 3 December 2003) was an English film, theatre and television actor as well as a film and television director and producer. He and his manager created the Hemdale Film Corporation in 1967. He is noted for his role as the photographer in the drama mystery-thriller film Blowup (1966), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Early in his career, Hemmings was a boy soprano appearing in operatic roles. In his later acting career, he was known for his distinctive eyebrows and gravelly voice.

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David Matthews (composer)

David Matthews (born 9 March 1943) is an English composer of mainly orchestral, chamber, vocal and piano works.

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David Maxwell Fyfe, 1st Earl of Kilmuir

David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe, 1st Earl of Kilmuir, GCVO, PC, QC (29 May 1900 – 27 January 1967), known as Sir David Maxwell Fyfe from 1942 to 1954 and as the Viscount Kilmuir from 1954 to 1962, was a British Conservative politician, lawyer and judge who combined an industrious and precocious legal career with political ambitions that took him to the offices of Solicitor General, Attorney General, Home Secretary and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain One of the prosecutors at the Nuremberg Trials, he was instrumental in drafting the European Convention on Human Rights.

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David Webster (opera manager)

Sir David Webster (3 July 1903 - 9 May 1971) was the chief executive of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 1945 to 1970.

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Day pupil

Day pupils (also known as day hops or day-scholars and, in single-sex schools, day boys or day girls) are students who attend boarding school but who are not boarders and who travel between home and school every day.

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Death in Venice

Death in Venice is a novella written by the German author Thomas Mann, first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig.

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Death in Venice (opera)

Death in Venice is an opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten, his last.

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Decca Records

Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis.

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Dennis Brain

Dennis Brain (17 May 19211 September 1957) was a British virtuoso horn player who was largely credited for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public.

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Dichterliebe

Dichterliebe, 'A Poet's Love' (composed 1840), is the best-known song cycle of Robert Schumann (Op. 48).

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Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626) is an opera in a prologue and three acts, written by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate.

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Die schöne Müllerin

Die schöne Müllerin (Op. 25, D. 795), is a song cycle by Franz Schubert based on poems by Wilhelm Müller.

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Dies Irae

"" (Day of Wrath) is a Latin hymn attributed to either Thomas of Celano of the Franciscan Order (1200 – c. 1265) or to Latino Malabranca Orsini (†1294), lector at the Dominican studium at Santa Sabina, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, ''Angelicum'' in Rome.

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (28 May 192518 May 2012) was a German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous Lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period, described as "one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century" and "the most influential singer of the 20th Century".

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 25 September 19069 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.

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Donald Mitchell (writer)

Donald Charles Peter Mitchell (born 6 February 1925) is a British writer on music, particularly known for his books on Gustav Mahler and Benjamin Britten and for the book The Language of Modern Music, published 1963.

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Edith Sitwell

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.

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Edward Clark (conductor)

Thomas Edward Clark (10 May 188830 April 1962) was an English conductor and music producer for the BBC.

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Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire.

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Edward Greenfield

Edward Harry Greenfield OBE (3 July 1928 – 1 July 2015) was an English music critic and broadcaster.

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Edward Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville

Edward Charles Sackville-West, 5th Baron Sackville (13 November 1901 – 4 July 1965) was a British music critic, novelist and, in his last years, a member of the House of Lords.

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Egdon Heath (Holst)

Egdon Heath, Op.

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Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death.

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EMI Classics

EMI Classics was a record label founded by EMI in 1990 in order to reduce the need to create country-specific packaging and catalogs for internationally distributed classical music releases.

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Emily Brontë

Emily Jane Brontë (commonly; 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature.

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English National Opera

English National Opera (ENO) is an opera company based in London, resident at the London Coliseum in St. Martin's Lane.

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English Opera Group

The English Opera Group was a small company of British musicians formed in 1947 by the composer Benjamin Britten (along with John Piper and Eric Crozier) for the purpose of presenting his and other, primarily British, composers' operatic works.

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Eric Crozier

Eric Crozier (14 November 1914 - 7 September 1994) was a British theatrical director and opera librettist, long associated with Benjamin Britten.

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Ernest Farrar

Ernest Bristow Farrar (7 July 1885 – 18 September 1918) was an English composer, pianist and organist.

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Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

The international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize (Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis) is an annual music prize given by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste (Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts) on behalf of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music), established in 1972.

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Fifty pence (British coin)

The British decimal fifty pence (50p) coin – often pronounced fifty pee – is a unit of currency equaling one half of a pound sterling.

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Francis Quarles

Francis Quarles (8 May 1592 – 8 September 1644) was an English poet most famous for his Emblem book aptly entitled Emblems.

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Frank Bridge

Frank Bridge (26 February 187910 January 1941) was an English composer, violist and conductor.

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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 179719 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.

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Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton OM, CH, CBE (17 September 190418 August 1988) was a British ballet dancer and choreographer.

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Frederick Delius

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH (29 January 186210 June 1934) was an English composer.

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Friday Afternoons

Friday Afternoons is a collection of 12 songs by Benjamin Britten, composed 1933–35 for the pupils of Clive House School, Prestatyn, where his brother, Robert, was headmaster.

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Fugue

In music, a fugue is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject (theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation (repetition at different pitches) and recurs frequently in the course of the composition.

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Galina Vishnevskaya

Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya (née Ivanova, Гали́на Па́вловна Вишне́вская; 25 October 192611 December 2012) was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966.

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Gamelan

Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments.

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George Crabbe

George Crabbe (24 December 1754 – 3 February 1832) was an English poet, surgeon, and clergyman.

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (born Georg Friedrich Händel,; 23 February 1685 (O.S.) – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos.

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George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood

George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, (7 February 1923 – 11 July 2011), styled The Hon.

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Gerald Moore

Gerald Moore CBE (30 July 1899 – 13 March 1987) was an English classical pianist best known for his career as an accompanist for many famous musicians.

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Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.

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Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) and to the works they jointly created.

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Gloriana

Gloriana is an opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten to an English libretto by William Plomer, based on Lytton Strachey's 1928 Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History.

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Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Glyndebourne Festival Opera is an annual opera festival held at Glyndebourne, an English country house near Lewes, in East Sussex, England.

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GPO Film Unit

The GPO Film Unit was a subdivision of the UK General Post Office.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.

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Gramophone (magazine)

Gramophone is a magazine published monthly in London devoted to classical music, particularly to reviews of recordings.

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Gramophone Company

The Gramophone Company, based in the United Kingdom, was one of the early recording companies, and was the parent organisation for the famous "His Master's Voice" (HMV) label.

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Great Britain commemorative stamps 2010–19

This is a list of Great Britain commemorative stamps 2010–2019.

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Gresham's School

Gresham’s School is an independent coeducational boarding school in Holt in North Norfolk, England.

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is an independent music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in London, England.

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Gustav Holst

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher.

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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation.

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H. T. Cadbury-Brown

Henry Thomas Cadbury-Brown RA (20 May 1913 – 9 July 2009) was a British architect.

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Hans Keller

Hans (Heinrich) Keller (11 March 19196 November 1985) was an Austrian-born British musician and writer who made significant contributions to musicology and music criticism, as well as being an insightful commentator on such disparate fields as psychoanalysis and football.

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Hanseatic Goethe Prize

The Hansischer Goethe-Preis is a German literary and artistic award, given biennially since 1949 to a figure of European stature.

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Harold Samuel

Not to be confused with Harold Samuel, Baron Samuel of Wych Cross Harold Samuel (23 May 187915 January 1937) was a distinguished English pianist and pedagogue.

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Heart failure

Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.

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Henry James

Henry James, OM (–) was an American writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain.

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Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659According to Holman and Thompson (Grove Music Online, see References) there is uncertainty regarding the year and day of birth. No record of baptism has been found. The year 1659 is based on Purcell's memorial tablet in Westminster Abbey and the frontispiece of his Sonnata's of III. Parts (London, 1683). The day 10 September is based on vague inscriptions in the manuscript GB-Cfm 88. It may also be relevant that he was appointed to his first salaried post on 10 September 1677, which would have been his eighteenth birthday. – 21 November 1695) was an English composer.

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Henry Wood

Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 186919 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts, known as the Proms.

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Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102

Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben (Lord, Your eyes look for faith), BWV 102, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Holt, Norfolk

Holt is a market town, civil parish and electoral ward in the English county of Norfolk.

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Home Office

The Home Office (HO) is a ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order.

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Home Secretary

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department (Home Secretary) is a senior official as one of the Great Offices of State within Her Majesty's Government and head of the Home Office.

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Homophobia

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

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Honest to God

Honest to God is a book written by the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich John A.T. Robinson, criticising traditional Christian theology.

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Hubert Parry

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet (27 February 18487 October 1918) was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

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Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter (29 April 1946 – 4 January 2005) was an English biographer, writer, and radio broadcaster.

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Humphrey Searle

Humphrey Searle (26 August 191512 May 1982) was an English composer.

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Hymn to St Cecilia

Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 is a choral piece by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), a setting of a poem by W. H. Auden written between 1940 and 1942.

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian (and later, a naturalized French and American) composer, pianist and conductor.

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Imogen Holst

Imogen Clare Holst CBE (12 April 1907 – 9 March 1984) was an English composer, arranger, conductor, teacher and festival administrator.

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In paradisum

In paradisum (English: "Into paradise") is an antiphon from the traditional Latin liturgy of the Western Church Requiem Mass.

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International Rostrum of Composers

The International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) is an annual forum organized by the International Music Council that offers broadcasting representatives the opportunity to exchange and publicize pieces of contemporary classical music.

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Introduction and Allegro (Elgar)

Sir Edward Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op.

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Irving Kolodin

Irving Kolodin (February 21, 1908April 29, 1988) was an American music critic and music historian.

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Isaac

Isaac (ISO 259-3 Yiçḥaq, " will laugh"; Ἰσαάκ Isaak إسحاق or إسحٰق() is the traditional Koranic spelling after vocalizing with a super script ʾalif. In Modern Standard Arabic, it is normally written إسحاق.) as described in the Hebrew Bible and the Qur'an, was the second son of Abraham, the only son Abraham had with his wife Sarah, and the father of Jacob and Esau.

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Islington

Islington is a district in Greater London, England and part of the London Borough of Islington.

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Jack Westrup

Sir Jack Westrup (26 July 190421 April 1975) was an English musicologist, writer, teacher and occasional conductor and composer.

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James Bowman (countertenor)

James Thomas Bowman CBE (born 6 November 1941) is a countertenor born in Oxford, England.

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Janet Baker

Dame Janet Abbott Baker, CH, DBE, FRSA (born 21 August 1933) is an English mezzo-soprano best known as an opera, concert, and lieder singer.

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Jennifer Vyvyan

Jennifer Vyvyan (13 March 1925 – 5 April 1974) was a British classical soprano who had an active international career in operas, concerts, and recitals from 1948 up until her death in 1974.

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Jerome Kern

Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music.

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Joan Chissell

Joan Olive Chissell (22 May 191931 January 2007) was an English writer and lecturer on music, and music reviewer for The Times 1948-79.

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Joan Cross

Joan Cross (7 September 1900 – 12 December 1993) was an English soprano, closely associated with the operas of Benjamin Britten.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.

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John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli, CH (2 December 189929 July 1970), né Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, was a British conductor and cellist.

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John Bridcut

John Bridcut is an English documentary film maker, best known for his films about British composers.

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John Christie (opera manager)

John Christie, CH, MC (14 December 1882 – 4 July 1962) was an English landowner and producer.

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John Culshaw

John Royds Culshaw OBE (28 May 192427 April 1980) was a pioneering English classical record producer for Decca Records.

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John Ireland (composer)

John Nicholson Ireland (13 August 187912 June 1962) was an English composer and teacher of classical music.

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John Keats

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet.

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John Piper (artist)

John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and theatre sets.

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John Robinson (bishop of Woolwich)

John Arthur Thomas Robinson (16 May 1919 – 5 December 1983) was an English New Testament scholar, author and the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich.

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John Shirley-Quirk

John Stanton Shirley-Quirk CBE (28 August 19317 April 2014) was an English bass-baritone.

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Johnson Over Jordan

Johnson Over Jordan is a play by J.B. Priestley.

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Julian Bream

Julian Alexander Bream, CBE (born 15 July 1933), is an English classical guitarist and lutenist.

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Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Mary Ferrier, CBE (22 April 19128 October 1953) was an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar.

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Knight

A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the Monarch or country, especially in a military capacity.

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La bohème

La bohème is an opera in four acts,Puccini called the divisions quadro, a tableau or "image", rather than atto (act).

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Labouchere Amendment

Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, commonly known as the Labouchere Amendment, made "gross indecency" a crime in the United Kingdom.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Léonie Sonning Music Prize

The Léonie Sonning Music Prize, or Sonning Award, which is recognized as Denmark's highest musical honor, is given annually to an international composer or musician.

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist.

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Les Illuminations (Britten)

(The Illuminations), Op. 18, is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, first performed in 1940.

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Liberal Party (UK)

The Liberal Party was a liberal political party which was one of the two major parties in the United Kingdom in the 19th and early 20th century.

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Libretto

A libretto is the text used in, or intended for, an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata or musical.

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Life peer

In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers.

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List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients (A–D)

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London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras.

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Los Angeles Opera

The Los Angeles Opera is an American opera company in Los Angeles, California.

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Love from a Stranger (1937 film)

Love from a Stranger is a 1937 British drama film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Ann Harding, Basil Rathbone and Binnie Hale.

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Lowestoft

Lowestoft is a town in the English county of Suffolk.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 177026 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

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Major seventh

In classical music from Western culture, a seventh is a musical interval encompassing seven staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major seventh is one of two commonly occurring sevenths.

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Malcolm Sargent

Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (29 April 1895 – 3 October 1967) was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works.

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Malt house

A malt house, or maltings, is a building where cereal grain is converted into malt by soaking it in water, allowing it to sprout and then drying it to stop further growth.

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Marion Stein

Maria Stein, CBE (Maria Donata Nanetta Paulina Gustava Erwina Wilhelmine; 18 October 19266 March 2014), known as Marion Stein, and later by marriage as Marion Harewood and Marion Thorpe, was an Austrian-born British concert pianist.

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Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.

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Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera, commonly referred to as the "Met", is a company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford, (born 19 January 1942) is an English actor, comedian and singer.

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Michael Oliver (writer, broadcaster)

Michael Edgar Oliver (20 July 1937 – 1 December 2002) was a BBC broadcaster, writer and journalist on classical music.

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Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War.

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Missa Brevis (Britten)

The Missa Brevis in D, Op.

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Modern architecture

Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to an overarching movement, with its exact definition and scope varying widely.

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Monaural

Monaural or monophonic sound reproduction (often shortened to mono) is intended to be heard as if it were a single channel of sound perceived as coming from one position (unlike stereo, which uses two channels to convey the impression of sound coming from different places from left, middle, and right).

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Montagu Slater

Charles Montagu Slater (23 September 1902 – 19 December 1956) was an English poet, novelist, playwright and librettist.

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Montague Haltrecht

Montague Haltrecht (27 February 1932 – 20 April 2010) was an English writer, literary critic, model and radio and TV presenter.

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Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich, KBE (Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič,; March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor.

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Muir Mathieson

James Muir Mathieson (24 January 19112 August 1975) was a Scottish conductor and composer.

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Murray Perahia

Murray Perahia KBE (born April 19, 1947) is an American concert pianist and conductor.

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Music & Letters

Music & Letters is an academic journal published quarterly by Oxford University Press with a focus on musicology.

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Myfanwy Piper

Mary Myfanwy Piper (Welsh:; 28 March 1911 – 18 January 1997) was a British art critic and opera librettist.

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Naxos Records

Naxos Records is a record label specializing in classical music.

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New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc., globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO) or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States.

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Nicholas Maw

John Nicholas Maw (5 November 1935 – 19 May 2009) was a British composer.

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Night Mail

Night Mail is a 1936 documentary film about a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit.

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NMC Recordings

NMC Recordings is a British recording label and a charity which specialises in recording works by living composers from the British Isles.

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Nocturne (Britten)

Nocturne, Op. 60, is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, written for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and strings.

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Noh

, or —derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent"—is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century.

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is one of the oldest city festivals in England, having been held since 1824 and tracing its roots back further to 1772.

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Norwich

Norwich (also) is a city on the River Wensum in England.

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Noye's Fludde

Noye's Fludde is a one-act opera largely intended for amateur performers, particularly children, created by the British composer Benjamin Britten.

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Obbligato

In classical music obbligato usually describes a musical line that is in some way indispensable in performance.

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Old Buckenham Hall School

Old Buckenham Hall School (commonly known as OBH) is a day and boarding preparatory school for boys and girls in the village of Brettenham, Suffolk, England.

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Olin Downes

Edwin Olin Downes, better known as Olin Downes (January 27, 1886 – August 22, 1955), was an American music critic, known as "Sibelius's Apostle" for his championship of the music of Jean Sibelius.

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Oliver Knussen

Oliver Knussen CBE (born 12 June 1952) is a British composer and conductor.

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On the Frontier

On the Frontier: A Melodrama in Two Acts, by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, was the third and last play in the Auden-Isherwood collaboration, first published in 1938.

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On This Island

On This Island is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, first published under the title Look, Stranger! in the UK in 1936, then published under Auden's preferred title, On this Island, in the US in 1937.

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Opera (magazine)

Opera is a monthly British magazine devoted to covering all things related to opera.

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Opera North

Opera North is an English opera company based in Leeds.

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Operabase

Operabase is an online database of opera performances, opera houses and companies, and performers themselves as well as their agents.

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Operetta

Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter.

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Order of Merit

The Order of Merit (Ordre du Mérite) is a dynastic order recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture.

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Order of the Companions of Honour

The Order of the Companions of Honour is an order of the Commonwealth realms.

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Order of the Polar Star

The Order of the Polar Star (Swedish Nordstjärneorden) is a Swedish order of chivalry created by King Frederick I on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Seraphim.

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Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years.

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Osian Ellis

Osian Gwynn Ellis CBE (born 8 February 1928) is a Welsh harpist and composer, known as the first harpist of the Melos Ensemble and for his musical association with Benjamin Britten.

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Our Hunting Fathers

Our Hunting Fathers, Op.

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Owen Wingrave

Owen Wingrave is an opera (originally written for a televised performance) in two acts with music by Benjamin Britten, his Opus 85.

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Pacifism

Pacifism is opposition to war and violence.

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Passacaglia

The passacaglia is a musical form that originated in early seventeenth-century Spain and is still used today by composers.

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Paul Bunyan (operetta)

Paul Bunyan, Op 17, is an operetta in two acts and a prologue composed by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by W. H. Auden, designed for performance by semi-professional groups.

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Paul Kildea

Paul Francis Kildea is an Australian conductor and author, considered an expert on Benjamin Britten.

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Paul Verlaine

Paul-Marie Verlaine (30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement.

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Peace Pledge Union

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) is a British pacifist non-governmental organization.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 17928 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language.

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Percy Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (8 July 188220 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist.

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Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes is an opera by Benjamin Britten, with a libretto adapted by Montagu Slater from the narrative poem, "Peter Grimes," in George Crabbe's book The Borough.

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CH, CBE (born 8 September 1934) is an English composer and conductor.

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Peter Pears

Sir Peter Neville Luard Pears CBE (22 June 19103 April 1986) was an English tenor.

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Petrushka

Petrushka (a) is a stock character of Russian folk puppetry (rayok) known at least since 17th century.

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Phaedra (cantata)

Phaedra, Op.

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Philip Hope-Wallace

Philip Adrian Hope-Wallace CBE (6 November 1911 – 3 September 1979) was an English music and theatre critic, whose career was mostly with The Manchester Guardian (later known as The Guardian).

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Piano Concerto (Britten)

Benjamin Britten's Piano Concerto, Op.

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Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

A British preparatory school (or prep school) is a fee-paying school for children of the ages of 8-13, often preparing them for entry into British public schools or other secondary independent schools.

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Prestatyn

Prestatyn is a seaside resort, town and community in Denbighshire, Wales.

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Public school (United Kingdom)

The term public school refers to a group of older, more expensive and exclusive fee-paying private independent secondary schools in England and Wales, which cater primarily for children aged between 13 and 18.

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

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Ragtime

Ragtime – also spelled rag-time or rag time – is a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (Vaughan Williams, Ursula. (1964) R.V.W.: A Biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Oxford University Press. In the preface, Notes on Names (p. xv), says "Ralph's name was pronounced Rafe, any other pronunciation used to infuriate him." 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores.

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Requiem

A Requiem or Requiem Mass, also known as Mass for the dead (Latin: Missa pro defunctis) or Mass of the dead (Latin: Missa defunctorum), is a Mass in the Catholic Church offered for the repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular form of the Roman Missal.

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Reynolds Stone

Alan Reynolds Stone, CBE, RDI (13 March 1909 – 23 June 1979), more commonly known as Reynolds Stone, was a noted English wood engraver, engraver, designer, typographer and painter.

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Richard Morrison (music critic)

Richard Morrison is an English music critic.

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Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE (29 March 193624 December 2012) was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist.

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Richard Strauss

Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 175921 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

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Robert Saxton

Robert Saxton (born 8 Oct 1953 in London) is a British composer.

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (8 June 181029 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic.

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Robert Tear

Robert Tear, (pronounced to rhyme with "hear") CBE (8 March 1939 – 29 March 2011) was a Welsh tenor singer, teacher and conductor.

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Ronald Duncan

Ronald Duncan (6 August 1914 – 3 June 1982) was a writer, poet and playwright, now best known for preparing the libretto for Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia, first performed in 1946.

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Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music is a conservatoire established by royal charter in 1882, located in South Kensington, London, UK.

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Royal Mail

Royal Mail plc (a' Phuist Rìoghail, Post Brenhinol) is a postal service company in the United Kingdom.

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Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is the body permitted to manufacture, or mint, the coins of the United Kingdom.

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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.

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Royal Philharmonic Society

The Royal Philharmonic Society is a British music society, formed in 1813.

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells Theatre is a performing arts venue located in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington.

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Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia (Sancta Caecilia) is the patroness of musicians.

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Saint Nicolas (Britten)

Saint Nicolas is a cantata with music by Benjamin Britten and text by Eric Crozier, written in 1948.

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Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish (born 26 August 1956) is a British composer and violist.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

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Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151

Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt (Sweet comfort, my Jesus comes), BWV 151, is a church cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Scenes from Goethe's Faust

Scenes from Goethe's Faust (Szenen aus Goethes Faust) has been described as the height of composer Robert Schumann's accomplishments in the realm of dramatic music.

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Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

The Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op.

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Serge Koussevitzky

Serge Alexandrovich KoussevitzkyKoussevitzky's original Russian forename is usually transliterated into English as either "Sergei" or "Sergey"; however, he himself adopted the French spelling "Serge", using it in his signature.

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Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo

Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo is a song cycle composed by Benjamin Britten (191376) for tenor voice and piano in 1940, and published as his Op. 22.

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Sexual Offences Act 1967

The Sexual Offences Act 1967 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom (citation 1967 c. 60).

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Simple Symphony

The Simple Symphony, Op.

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Sinfonia da Requiem

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is an arts complex on the banks of the River Alde at Snape, Suffolk, UK.

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Snape, Suffolk

Snape is a small village in the English county of Suffolk, on the River Alde close to Aldeburgh.

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Sonata form

Sonata form (also sonata-allegro form or first movement form) is a large-scale musical structure used widely since the middle of the 18th century (the early Classical period).

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Songs and Proverbs of William Blake

Songs and Proverbs of William Blake is a song cycle composed by Benjamin Britten (191376) in 1965 for baritone voice and piano and published as his Op. 74.

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Sophie Wyss

Sophie Adele Wyss (5 July 189725 December 1983) was a Swiss soprano who made her career as a concert singer and broadcaster in the UK.

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Soprano

A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.

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St John Passion

The Passio secundum Johannem or St John Passion (Johannes-Passion), BWV 245, is a Passion or oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, the older of two surviving Passions by Bach.

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St John's Wood

St John's Wood is a district of north-west London, in the City of Westminster, and on the north-west side of Regent's Park.

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St John's, Smith Square

St John's Smith Square, is a former church in the centre of Smith Square, Westminster, London.

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Stereophonic sound

Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.

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Steuart Bedford

Steuart John Rudolf Bedford (born 31 July 1939, London) is a British orchestral and opera conductor and pianist.

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Steuart Wilson

Sir James Steuart Wilson (21 July 1889 – 18 December 1966) was an English singer, known for tenor roles in oratorios and concerts in the first half of the 20th century.

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Suffolk

Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England.

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Sviatoslav Richter

Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (svʲjətɐsˈlaf tʲɪɐˈfʲiləvʲɪtɕ ˈrʲixtər, Святосла́в Теофі́лович Рі́хтер; – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire.

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Symphony No. 14 (Shostakovich)

The Symphony No.

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Symphony No. 4 (Mahler)

The Symphony No.

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Symphony No. 8 (Mahler)

The Symphony No.

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Symphony of Psalms

The Symphony of Psalms is a three-movement choral symphony and was composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1930 during his neoclassical period.

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Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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Tanglewood Music Festival

The Tanglewood Music Festival is a music festival held every summer on the Tanglewood estate in Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts.

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Tenor

A tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is one of the highest of the male voice types.

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The Ascent of F6

The Ascent of F6: A Tragedy in Two Acts, by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, was the second and most successful play in the Auden-Isherwood collaboration, first published in 1936.

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The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch.

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The Borough (George Crabbe poem)

The Borough is a collection of poems by George Crabbe published in 1810.

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The Burning Fiery Furnace

The Burning Fiery Furnace is one of the three Parables for Church Performances composed by Benjamin Britten, dating from 1966, and is his Opus 77.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Dream of Gerontius

The Dream of Gerontius, Op.

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The Establishment

The Establishment generally denotes a dominant group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organization.

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The Fairy-Queen

The Fairy-Queen (1692; Purcell catalogue number Z.629) is a masque or semi-opera by Henry Purcell; a "Restoration spectacular".

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Habit of Art

The Habit of Art is a 2009 play by English playwright Alan Bennett, centred on a fictional meeting between W. H. Auden and Benjamin Britten while Britten is composing the opera Death in Venice.

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The Herald (Glasgow)

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783.

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The Holy Sonnets of John Donne

The Holy Sonnets of John Donne is a song cycle composed in 1945 by Benjamin Britten (191376) for tenor or soprano voice and piano, and published as his Op. 35.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The Little Sweep

The Little Sweep, Op.

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The Musical Times

The Musical Times is an academic journal of classical music edited and produced in the United Kingdom and currently the oldest such journal still being published in that country.

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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper, published on Sundays.

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The Poet's Echo

The Poet's Echo (Russian title: Поета Эхо) is a song cycle composed by Benjamin Britten (191376) in August 1965 during a holiday visit to the Soviet Union, in Dilizhan, Armenia.

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The Prince of the Pagodas

The Prince of the Pagodas is a ballet created for The Royal Ballet in 1957, by choreographer John Cranko, with music commissioned from Benjamin Britten.

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The Prodigal Son (Britten)

The Prodigal Son is an opera by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by William Plomer.

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The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia (Op. 37) is an opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten, written for Kathleen Ferrier, who performed the title role.

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The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps, '''«Весна священная»''', ''Vesna svyashchennaya''.) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

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The Royal Opera

The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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The Sea (Bridge)

The Sea, H.100 is an orchestral suite written in 1910-11 by Frank Bridge.

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The Spectator

The Spectator is a weekly British conservative magazine.

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The Sunday People

The Sunday People is a British tabloid Sunday newspaper, founded as The People on 16 October 1881.

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The Sunday Telegraph

The Sunday Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper, founded in February 1961, and is published by the Telegraph Media Group, a division of Press Holdings.

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The Turn of the Screw (opera)

The Turn of the Screw is a 20th-century English chamber opera composed by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, "wife of the artist John Piper, who had been a friend of the composer since 1935 and had provided designs for several of the operas".

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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is a 1946 musical composition by Benjamin Britten with a subtitle Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell.

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Thomas Mann

Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.

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Three Bs

"The Three Bs" is an English-language phrase derived from an expression coined by Peter Cornelius in 1854, which added Hector Berlioz as the third B to occupy the heights already occupied by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Three Sisters (musical)

Three Sisters is a musical written by Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics and book) and Jerome Kern (music).

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Tony Palmer

Tony Palmer (born 29 August 1941 in London) Retrieved 24 September 2011 is a British film director and author.

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UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

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University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street, named The Heart Hospital until refurbished and renamed in 2015,http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/ourservices/ourhospitals/hh/Pages/Home.aspx was a specialist cardiac hospital located in London, United Kingdom until 2015.

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Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10, is a work for string orchestra by Benjamin Britten.

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Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement.

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Victorian era

The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.

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Viola

The viola is a bowed string instrument.

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Viola Concerto (Walton)

The Viola Concerto by William Walton was written in 1929 for the violist Lionel Tertis at the suggestion of Sir Thomas Beecham.

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Violin Concerto (Britten)

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto, Op.

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Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic.

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Virgin Classics

Virgin Classics was a record label founded in 1988 as part of Richard Branson's Virgin Records.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh AudenThe name Wystan derives from the 9th-century St Wystan, who was murdered by Beorhtfrith, the son of Beorhtwulf, king of Mercia, after Wystan objected to Beorhtfrith's plan to marry Wystan's mother.

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Walter Willson Cobbett

Walter Willson Cobbett CBE (11 July 184722 January 1937) was a British businessman and amateur violinist, and editor/author of Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music.

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War Requiem

The War Requiem, Op. 66, is a large-scale, non-liturgical setting of the Requiem composed by Benjamin Britten mostly in 1961 and completed in January 1962.

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Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (WMG), also known as Warner Music, is an American major global record company headquartered in New York City.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

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Who Are These Children?

Who Are These Children? is a song cycle for tenor and piano composed in 1969 by Benjamin Britten (191376), and published as his Op. 84.

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Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War.

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William Glock

Sir William Frederick Glock, CBE (3 May 190828 June 2000) was a British music critic and musical administrator.

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William Mann (critic)

William Somervell Mann (14 February 19245 September 1989) was an English music critic.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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William Soutar

William Soutar (28 April 1898 – 15 October 1943) was a Scottish poet and diarist, who wrote in both English and Braid Scots, and is known best for his epigrams.

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William Walton

Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 19028 March 1983) was an English composer.

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Winterreise

Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert (D. 911, published as Op. 89 in 1828), a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (English see fn.; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.

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Word painting

Word painting (also known as tone painting or text painting) is the musical technique of writing music that reflects the literal meaning of a song.

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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born British and Swiss violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom.

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Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály (Kodály Zoltán,; 16 December 1882 – 6 March 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher.

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1976 Birthday Honours

The Queen's Birthday Honours 1976 were appointments in many of the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries.

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