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  1. Britten-Pears School

    Date released
    1979
    Series name
    This Week In Britain
    Issue no
    1100
    NoS ID
    329341
    Story no
    1 / 1

    COI synopsis: The Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies was founded at Snape Maltings on the East Anglian coast by Sir Benjamin Britten and Sir Peter Pears. It provides an opportunity for...

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  2. Benjamin Britten: A Time There was (2013)

    Director
    Tony Palmer
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 101 minutes), £12.99

    Tony Palmer’s in-depth portrait of composer Benjamin Britten. The English Chamber Orchestra perform extracts from Britten’s works, including ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’, ‘Peter...

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  3. Benjamin Britten and His Festival (1967 Television)

    Director
    Tony Palmer
    Producer
    Nathan Kroll; Humphrey Burton

    Television documentary marking twenty years of the Aldeburgh Festival and the opening by the Queen of the Maltings concert hall. The film begins with scenes in Paris where Britten’s opera A Midsummer...

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  4. Artbeat (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Kenneth MacMillan talks to Debra Craine on Artbeat about his new production of the ballet Prince of the Pagodas and how it will compare to the original with choreography by John Cranko; Benjamin Britten’s...

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  5. Media Screen Roundup - September 2014

    Date
    21 Oct 2014, 15:27
    Author
    Linda
    Post Type
    Post

    The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye. The journal History and Technology has a...

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  6. Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (2012)

    aka: Benjamin: Written on Skin

    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 168 minutes), £24.99

    An opera by Britten with a libretto by Montagu Slater from George Crabbe’s poem ‘Peter Grimes’, which appeared in his book, The Borough. The borough in the opera is a fictional village which shares...

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  7. Benjamin Britten (2018)

    Subject
    Music

    Podcast series. Baritone and composer Roderick Williams discusses Benjamin Britten, a complex and often contradictory character, and one of the 20th century’s greatest opera composers. This is the second...

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  8. The story of Kathleen Ferrier (1987)

    Genre
    Feature

    The life and career of opera singer Kathleen Ferrier, with several excerpts of opera sung by her including What is Life, Oratorio Elijah and Mahler’s Song of the Earth. Interviews with schoolfriends and...

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  9. Britten: War Requiem (2012)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 97 minutes), £29.99

    2012 sees the 50th anniversary of Britten’s War Requiem and the building it was written for, Coventry Cathedral. The work combines the words of the Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by the First World War...

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  10. Benjamin Britten

    Date released
    1965
    Series name
    London Line
    Issue no
    56
    NoS ID
    352882

    NoS synopsis: London Line visits Benjamin Britten at home in Aldeburgh on the occasion of his choral work "Voices for Today" being performed in New York, Paris, Moscow and London for the 20th Anniversary of...

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