Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict

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This profile of British composer Benjamin Britten tells the musician's story, focusing on the pacifism at the heart of his inspiration and creative life, and helping to inform the creative process that would make him one of the most significant English composers in modern history. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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  • Unlikely to bring the composer to new audiences, but music lovers will find it illuminating and evocative ...

    May 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Steve Rose

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  • Promising in theory, but clunky writing and direction in the boyhood flashbacks combines with seemingly arbitrary time-shifts to make this a turgid viewing experience.

    May 21, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's compiled with obvious affection and director Tony Britten (no relation) scores coups whenever he sets his camera in front of a choir, soloist or string quartet and lets the music sing and soar for itself.

    Sep 5, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The material covered in this homage is fascinating but the end product could, unless you're already a huge fan, put you off Britten for life.

    May 24, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The purest, most sincere fan letter ever written.

    May 23, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Successful in its elucidation of the composer's music style and personal politics, but the tone fluctuates far too often and some of the actors aren't quite up to scratch.

    May 23, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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