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Interesting idea, well executed
on 12 December 2013
This is an interesting way of doing a drama documentary with acted scenes interspersed with narration and some interviews. I wasn't sure it would, but it does work. A lot has been released on Britten in this centenary year and you might wonder if there is anything left to say, but this does take a new angle, looking at the influences on the young Britten and the formation of his pacifism. There are also thoughtfully selected musical examples. Highly recommended.