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BRITTEN, B.: Nocturne (Film, 2017) (NTSC)


BRITTEN, B.: Nocturne (Film, 2017) (NTSC)

BRITTEN – Nocturne


A film by Tony Palmer

The centenary of Benjamin Britten is marked with a new study by the multi-award-winning director Tony Palmer. It is a dark coda to Palmer’s four other Italia-Prize-winning films with and about Britten, whom many now regard as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.

This extraordinary film explores Britten’s uneasy relationship to the wider world. The bloodiest century in history profoundly affected Britten, not just because he was a committed pacifist, but on a much deeper level. What is the role of the artist in such a troubled world? What are his responsibilities? What is the nature of creativity itself? What is its function? Does it have a function? Man’s inhumanity to Man now, and always. This is the subject matter which preoccupied Britten and that is the subject of this film.

Music includes:
Nocturne, War Requiem, Ballad of Heroes, Cello Symphony, Owen Wingrave, Death in Venice, 3rd String Quartet, Phaedra, Our Hunting Fathers, The Turn of the Screw, Ceremony of Carols, Peter Grimes, Frank Bridge Variations, Simple Symphony, Noye’s Fludde, Gloriana, St. Nicolas. Symphony No. 14 by Shostakovich.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German
Running time: 135 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

Britten, Benjamin

Label: Tony Palmer Films DVD

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: TPDVD198

Barcode: 5056083200979

Distribution Note(s):

Available Worldwide

Physical Release: 09/2017

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