This fascinating documentary tells the story of leading British composer Benjamin Britten, focusing on his passionate relationship both to music and to his lifelong partner Peter Pears.
DVD Tracklist 1. Love Letters 2. Britten & Pears: Art and Life:- Part 1: Peter Grimes 3. Britten in America:- Part 1: Peter Grimes 4. Returning to Britain - "Peter Grimes" 5. 7 June 1945: The Premiere of Peter Grimes:- Part 1: Peter Grimes 6. A Legendary Premiere:- Part 1: Peter Grimes 7. Introduction:- Part II: War Requiem 8. Britten and Critics:- Part II: War Requiem 9. War Requiem & Peter Pears:- Part II: War Requiem 10. Galina Vishnevskaya and the War Requiem premiere:- Part II: War Requiem 11. Premiere at Coventry Cathedral:- Part II: War Requiem 12. Immediate and lasting impact:- Part II: War Requiem 13. Introduction:- Part III: Death in Venice 14. Britten's most personal statement:- Part III: Death in Venice 15. Confronting Demons:- Part III: Death in Venice 16. Heart surgery and the aftermath:- Part III: Death in Venice 17. The last weeks:- Part III: Death in Venice 18. A final love letter:- Part III: Death in Venice
NR (Not Rated)
Britten / Griffiths
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