[ Arthaus Musik / Kultur / DVD ]
Release Date: Sunday 1 March 2009
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G - GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE RECORDING OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2004: DVD
Region 1 - Widescreen 16:9 - PCM Stereo - Colour - 92 Minutes - NTSC
Note: This is a Region 1 DVD - playable only on multizone players.
Documentary - "Benjamin Britten - The Hidden Heart"
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE RECORDING OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2004: DVD
When Britten started to work on "Owen Wingrave" he conceived the opera both for performance on stage and for TV production. In fact the first TV production of Owen Wingrave was broadcasted in 1971, two years before opera premiere at Covent Garden.
This 1992 production intriguingly tells the drama of Owen, who refuses to follow a military career like his ancestors.
In the second part of this DVD the intense documentary "Britten - The Hidden Heart" tells the story of Benjamin Britten and his life-long friend Peter Pears, with spots on Britten's most famous works "Peter Grimes", "War Requiem" and "Death in Venice".
Gerald Finley, Peter Savidge, Hilton Marlton, Josephine Barstow, Anne Dawson, Elizabeth Gale, Charlotte Hellekant, Martyn Hill
Orchestra, Chorus :-
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin