Together, in a partnership of nearly forty years, they created a remarkable legacy: some of the finest music for the voice ever written, a revival of English opera, the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, an artist development programme that has nurtured many leading performers, and our sister organisation, Snape Maltings.
In this section of the site you can learn more about Britten’s life, music and relationship with Pears. This area includes information on the archive which is held in the place where Britten lived and worked at The Red House, Aldeburgh.
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Benjamin Britten was one of the twentieth century’s great composers. Explore his works here
Find out more about Britten’s partner, muse, collaborator, recital partner and lover for 39 years
Find out more about the research work we do and the collections we hold