Britten Nocturne (PG*) + intro by Tony Palmer

Britten Nocturne

This extraordinary film explores Britten's uneasy relationship to the wider world. 

Tony Palmer’s 2013 documentary explores Benjamin Britten’s life, music and commitment to pacifism against the backdrop of two world wars in the twentieth century –  perhaps the bloodiest century in human history.

'One of the most brilliant anti-war documentaries I have ever seen… It is an absolute masterpiece, definitive, original and very moving.' Andrew Billen, The Times.

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UK 2013 Dir Tony Palmer 135 min

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Composer Focus – Episode 2: Benjamin Britten with Roderick Williams

In episode two, host Ed Seckerson is joined by baritone and composer Roderick Williams to discuss Benjamin Britten, a complex and often contradictory character, and one of the 20th century’s greatest opera composers.

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