Benjamin Britten

Queen Elizabeth II 50p: Benjamin Britten

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In his busy life, Britten compiled an impressive and diverse body of work ranging across many genres and moods. He was also an outstanding pianist and conductor. Since his death in 1976, Britten's reputation as one of the greatest musicians of the age has continued to grow. This 50p design has been issued to commemorate the centenary of his birth in 1913, and features celebratory words from Tennyson set against a double stave - referencing the piano on which Britten was a virtuoso.
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