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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 : 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.
Awards: Winner, Prix Italia [1980].
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, 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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