Britten's Endgame

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Label: DECCA
Catalog: 0743861
Format: DVD

As he withdrew from the public eye in his later years, Britten re-dedicated himself to composition with an intensity that defied his failing health. Featuring contributions from a host of friends and collaborators, John Bridcut’s documentary examines the autobiographical impulses behind masterpieces including Death in Venice and the Third String Quartet, tells the inside story of Britten’s battle with heart disease and reveals his “late period” as one of the twentieth century’s bravest artistic achievements. The documentary examines in depth the last ten years of his life and the cause of his death. This will be broadcast on 14th Nov 2013 on BBC4.

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