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On This Gay Day: Sir Peter Pears passed away in 1986

Opera singer Peter Pears passed away on this day in 1986, aged 75. His career was closely linked with his partner composer Benjamin Britten, they worked together and were a couple for nearly 40 years. The English tenor performed more than 10 different roles in operas written by Britten, and they were also highly regarded […]

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On This Gay Day: Benjamin Britten was born in 1913

Composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913. A central figure in music in the 20th century he composed well known operas, orchestral and vocal music. He is best known for the opera Peter Grimes, War Requiem and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.  Born […]

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