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Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave

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"Thirty years after the original broadcast, Owen Wingrave returned to the small screen in a new version by the highly-regarded music and arts director Margaret Williams, who reveals through a vivid film vocabulary the intensity of the drama and its passionate realization in Britten's music. Shot entirely on location, the story is updated from Edwardian times to the 1950s, establishing a connection with World War II. Gerald Finley portrays Owen Wingrave, scion of a soldier family whose reluctance to join the family trade reflects Britten's own pacifist principles. taunted and rejected by a hostile family, Owen confronts the ghosts of the past to rebut the charges of cowardice. With Peter Savidge, Hilton Marlton, Ann Dawson. Libretto by Myfanwy Piper.Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Westminster Cathedral Choir Choristers. Bonus Feature: The Hidden Heart (58 minutes) profiles Britten, the leading twentieth century British composer, telling the story of his life, reflecting on his music and his lifelong relationship with his partner and muse, tenor Peter Pears."

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"Finley's Owen is phenomenal, and the DVD also includes the invaluable Britten documentary The Hidden Heart."--Tim Pfaff, The Bay Area Reporter Online

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