Janette Miller

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: New Zealand

Life, ballet,opera, making movies, gardening, rhythmic gym, stamps,Proust, Wagner, Schoenberg and Alex,


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Britten's Children by John Bridcut
Britten's Children by John Bridcut
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I read this book with great interest because I was a Britten 'child'. Sadly I did not make the 'cut' because I was a girl and like all girls at Aldeburgh I was there but not seen! The problem seems to be that John Bridcut never looked and he should have done because it makes a big difference. In fact it can alter the way in which we judge this famous and in some way infamous composer. Britten liked both. He was a perfect gentleman who liked children, girls and boys and didn't have any of his own.

Bridcut was not only one in overlooking Britten's women. Carpenter did the same until years after publication I got in touch and he was horrified at his oversight. It is just that… Read more
Britten Nocturne [DVD] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tony Palmer
Britten Nocturne [DVD] [NTSC] DVD ~ Tony Palmer
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Everyone who knew him was aware that Benjamin Britten had a very "dark" side to his complex and creative character. In this DVD Nocturne the brilliant documentary maker Tony Palmer has addressed the pacifist elements of Britten's difficult personality with an unfettered force. This powerful and courageous documentary pulls no punches and will stand the test of time. This should be seen by all lovers of Britten's music and lovers of peace.