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Benjamin Britten : the hidden heart : a love story in three pieces

Author: Teresa Griffiths; Channel Four (Great Britain); Reiner Moritz Associates.; Oxford Film and Television.; EMI (Firm)
Publisher: [Hayes, Middlesex, England] : EMI Classics, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary takes a look at the life of British composer Benjamin Britten, as told by friends, relatives and associates. The film focuses on his personal relationships, particularly those with tenor Peter Pears and author W.H. Auden. Additionally, three of his most important works, his operas Peter Grimes and Death in Venice, and the War requiem, are discussed in detail within the context of his personal life.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Griffiths; Channel Four (Great Britain); Reiner Moritz Associates.; Oxford Film and Television.; EMI (Firm)
OCLC Number: 312164996
Language Note: Soundtrack in English; with optional French and German subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Credits: Editor, Jake Martin ; executive producers, Nicolas Kent, Vanessa Phillips ; commissioning editor, Jan Younghusband.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9; LPCM stereo.; widescreen; aspect ratio 16:9; NTSC; region free.
Contents: pt. 1. Peter Grimes --
pt. 2. War requiem --
pt. 3. Death in Venice.
Other Titles: Hidden heart
Life of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears
Responsibility: produced by Oxford Film and Television for Channel Four Television and RM Associates ; produced and directed by Teresa Griffiths.

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This documentary takes a look at the life of British composer Benjamin Britten, as told by friends, relatives and associates. The film focuses on his personal relationships, particularly those with tenor Peter Pears and author W.H. Auden. Additionally, three of his most important works, his operas Peter Grimes and Death in Venice, and the War requiem, are discussed in detail within the context of his personal life.

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