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A time there was-- : a profile of Benjamin Britten

Author: Tony PalmerPeter PearsNicolas D KnowlandGraham BunnKultur International Films.All authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Britten was one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. He produced opera, symphonies, concerti, a War Requiem and children's pieces, all tuneful with an acutely modern flavor. This film is both a celebration of Benjamin Britten's life and work, and a first-hand account of his relationship with Sir Peter Pears.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Britten; Benjamin Britten
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Palmer; Peter Pears; Nicolas D Knowland; Graham Bunn; Kultur International Films.; Isolde Films Ltd.
ISBN: 0769784186 9780769784182
OCLC Number: 77529281
Notes: Film produced in 1979.
Credits: Camera, Nick Knowland ; editor, Graham Bunn.
Cast: Sir Peter Pears, tenor ; includes archival footage of Benjamin Britten and interviews with , Peter Pears, Leonard Bernstein, Elsie Hockey, Beth Welford, Barbara Britten, Robert Britten, Paul Rotha, Beata Mayer, David Rothman, Miss Hudson (Britten's housekeeper), Imogen Holst, Rosamund Strode, Rudolf Bing, Julian Bream, Rita Thomson.
Awards: Winner, Prix Italia [1980].
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; all region (region 0); widescreen (16:9) presentation; stereo.
Other Titles: Tony Palmer's film about Benjamin Britten :
Profile of Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten :
Responsibility: directed by Tony Palmer ; Isolde Films.

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Benjamin Britten was one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. He produced opera, symphonies, concerti, a War Requiem and children's pieces, all tuneful with an acutely modern flavor. This film is both a celebration of Benjamin Britten's life and work, and a first-hand account of his relationship with Sir Peter Pears.

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