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Benjamin Britten
A Time There Was... A Profile

Leonard Bernstein & Cousin Elsie
Britton as Conductor & Pianist
The Sea & Lowestoft
Early Compositions
Music for Films
Journey To America
Peter Grimes
Phaedra and Rape of Lucretia
The Aldeburgh Festival - Beginnings
Writing to Commission
The Sea
The Maltings Concert Hal
The Public Figure
Death in Venice
An Excellent Patient
Last Visit to Venice
"What Will It Be Like - Death?"
"I Was Lost on an Infinite Sea"

This musical documentary profiles British composer/conductor Benjamin Britten. Directed by filmmaker Tony Palmer, who also documented opera legend Maria Callas, it mixes biography with excerpts from such famed operas as Death in Venice and Peter Grimes. A special segment shows archival footage of the maestro working his magic behind the scenes in rehearsal. Interviews include a moment with Leonard Bernstein, who touches on the genius and the pain of "a man at odds with the world." With a running time of 102 minutes, this award-winning video hits all the right notes for the classical aficionado.

Item code: 6709DVD | DVD | $19.95 add item to cart
Choral  | Male | Widescreen | England

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