Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict

A film by Tony Britten


Benjamin Britten'Britten's life-long pacifism is central to much of his work including the War Requiem, yet has rather been taken for granted by biographers… Tony Britten (no relation), writer, producer and director of this thought-provoking film, now suggests an entirely new but persuasive theory: that Britten's pacifism and left-wing politics were forged during his two years boarding at Gresham School.' Daniel Jaffé

Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflice
A film by Tony Britten
Alex Lawther (Britten), John Hurt (narrator); with Raphael Wallfisch, Iain Burnside etc, The Benyounes Quartet, Gresham's Brass Group & Senio Choir

Capriol Films CAP 08 105:00 mins

For a full review, pick up a copy of the Christmas issue of BBC Music Magazine

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