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Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died in London, England, UK  (cancer)
Birth NameArthur Leslie Benjamin

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Arthur Benjamin was born on September 19, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Arthur Leslie Benjamin. He was a composer, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The Clairvoyant (1935). He died on April 9, 1960 in London, England.

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Anglo-Australian composer, conductor and music teacher. His First String Quartet (Pastorale Fantasia) was awarded a Carnegie Prize in 1924. In 1926 he took up a professorship of piano at the Royal College of Music, where his students included a young Benjamin Britten. His best-known composition was the 1938 Jamaican Rumba. Benjamin also conducted the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for five years (1941-46).

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