ScreeningNotes’s review published on Letterboxd :
"In order to show you how a big symphony orchestra is put together, Benjamin Britten has written a big piece of music, which is made up of smaller pieces that show you all the separate parts of the orchestra."
"On to the bird-house, where every kind of bird imaginable is whirling and wheeling around. This is a real acrobatic act for our gifted young flute player, Paula Robeson."
"So you see, the composer Benjamin Britten has taken the whole orchestra apart. Now he puts it back together again in a fugue."
"In music, a fugue (/fjuːɡ/ fewg) is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject (theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation (repetition at different pitches) and recurs frequently in the course of the composition."
I'm no music expert, but that's a lovely little metaphor for storytelling if you ask me. This movie gets better every time I watch it.