Prolific and controversial British composer Benjamin Britten is profiled in this absorbing documentary. Showing musical gifts early in life, Britten became a talented composer, pianist, and conductor. Pieces such as the educational film score "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra," operas including "The Turn of the Screw," "Billy Budd," and "Death in Venice" endure despite persistent speculations about his personal life. 100 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.