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Benjamin Britten: In Rehearsal and Performance
     

Benjamin Britten: In Rehearsal and Performance

Director: Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

Cast: Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears

 

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The acclaimed composer and conductor Benjamin Britten and the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra team up with tenor Peter Pears in a rehearsal and performance of Britten's own "Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments & Strings, Op. 60." Britten has been called "The Greatest Musician of the Century" by the New York Times. In Benjamin Britten: In Rehearsal and

Overview

The acclaimed composer and conductor Benjamin Britten and the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra team up with tenor Peter Pears in a rehearsal and performance of Britten's own "Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments & Strings, Op. 60." Britten has been called "The Greatest Musician of the Century" by the New York Times. In Benjamin Britten: In Rehearsal and Performance With Peter Pears, the nocturne, based on works by English poets including Shakespeare, Keats, Wordsworth, and Owen is performed. In this collaboration, Britten and Pears give their musical interpretation of a collection of classic poems.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0089948427797
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Video Artists Int'l
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
14,462

Special Features

DVD bonus: An interview with Benjamin Britten (1968); Peter Pears & Julian Bream perform two Elizabethan songs (1959)

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits & Introduction [2:27]
2. Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep [4:37]
3. Encinctured With a Twine of Leaves [2:48]
4. Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting [4:37]
5. But That Night When on My Bed I Lay [4:33]
6. She Sleeps on Soft, Last Breaths [5:10]
7. What Is More Gentle Than a Wind in Summer [5:20]
8. When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See [3:43]
9. On a Poet's Lips I Slept [3:06]
10. Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep [3:33]
11. Encinctured With a Twine of Leaves [2:13]
12. Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting [2:13]
13. But That Night When on My Bed I Lay [3:03]
14. She Sleeps on Soft, Last Breaths [3:50]
15. What Is More Gentle Than a Wind in Summer [2:58]
16. When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See [4:36]

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