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(Edward) Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (1913–1976) by Sir Cecil Beaton © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London


Britten, (Edward) Benjamin, Baron Britten (1913–1976), composer, was born on 22 November 1913 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, the youngest of the four children (two sons and two daughters) of Robert Victor Britten (1878–1934), a dental surgeon, and his wife, Edith Rhoda (1874–1937), the daughter of ...


Howes, Frank Stewart (1891–1974), music critic and author, was born on 2 April 1891 at 13 Cobden Crescent, Oxford, the elder child and only son of George Howes (1866–1949), a grocer and amateur singer of Oxford, and his wife, Grace Selina Phipps (1866–1949)...


Robbins, Clive Edward (1927–2011), pioneer of music therapy, was born into a baker's family on 23 July 1927 at 37 Oscott Road, Handsworth, Birmingham. His passion from a young age was music. He thrived at piano lessons from the age of fourteen and absorbed himself in popular and classical music. At the age of sixteen he joined the ...