As well as being the Professor of the Harp at the Royal Academy of Music, Dr Ellis was for many years the Principal Harpist with the London Symphony Orchestra and was held in such high regard by Benjamin Britten
that he wrote his Harp Suite specifically for him.
In many regards, the publication My Beloved Man: The Letters of Benjamin Britten
and Peter Pears fulfills a series of wishes, each from a different perspective: those of Benjamin Britten
(1913-1976) and Peter Pears (1910-1986) themselves, and of Donald Mitchell.
In the liner notes, Elwes describes his childhood musical work with Benjamin Britten
, who recorded Canticle II with Peter Pears, and selections from Friday Afternoons as the soloist, with Britten on the piano.
De regreso en Inglaterra en 1942, Benjamin Britten
completo los corales Himno a Santa Cecilia, su ultima colaboracion con Auden, y comenzo su opera por antonomasia Peter Grimes, cuyo estreno en Sadler's Wells, en 1945, fue uno de los mayores acontecimientos de toda su brillante carrera.
Youngsters at Caldicoates School, in Middlesbrough, are among those taking part in the event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten
Welsh former prime minister David Lloyd George, classical composer Benjamin Britten
and actress Vivien Leigh are among the other great Britons featured.
Mozart's variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" gently begin the ballet, which progresses to Schubert's lush strains, followed by rivetin9 dancing to Benjamin Britten
The characters are larger than life (the lovelorn vicar, the not-so-merry widow etc), and the music includes arias and ensembles from operas varying from Beethoven's Fidelio and Mozart's Magic Flute to Benjamin Britten
and Gilbert & Sullivan.
Albert Herring, written by gay composer Benjamin Britten
, is a delightful work, generally regarded as one of the greatest comic operas of all time.
Best known for Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
, his musical scores have been pervaded by bell-like sounds since the musical breakthrough to poetic expression called "tintinnabular" style.
THE HIDDEN HEART: A LIFE OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN
AND PETER PEARS
Trevor Osborn, head teacher at Benjamin Britten
High School, Lowest-oft, Suffolk, said: "They were the stars of their year group.
Tenors will forever owe a high note of thanks to the late gay British composer Benjamin Britten
, since virtually every one of his many works featured a glorious role for his lover, the late tenor Peter Pears.
The lives of two of the twentieth century's greatest composers, Benjamin Britten
and Samuel Barber, were similar in many ways.
and Samuel Barber are two giants of 20th century classical music, both men are celebrities who came of age during war times.