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Benjamin Britten on Camera

Documentary exploring the dynamic relationship that developed between British composer Benjamin Britten and the BBC as they worked together to broadcast modern classical music further and wider. Through this collaboration, Britten's music reached television audiences, from elaborately staged studio operas, intimate duets featuring his partner Peter Pears, to the massive Proms performance of his War Requiem. The programme features interviews with Britten's collaborators and singers as well as those working behind the scenes including Michael Crawford, David Attenborough, Humphrey Burton and soprano April Cantelo. James Naughtie narrates.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 21 Nov 2013 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
NarratorJames Naughtie
ParticipantDavid Attenborough
ParticipantMichael Crawford
ParticipantHumphrey Burton
DirectorAndy King-Dabbs
ProducerAndy King-Dabbs

BBC Four Collection: Modern Classical Music

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