Great English Composers Vol 1: Vaughan Williams & Malcolm Arnold (2DVD)

Tony Palmer

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Tony Palmer
October 27, 2014

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Volume One of the 'Great English Composers' series is a two DVD set containing two of Tony Palmer's acclaimed films: Ralph Vaughan Williams - O Thou Transcendental and Malcolm Arnold - Toward The Unknown Country.

The Ralph Vaughan Williams DVD features archive performances by Boult and Barbirolli, newly discovered interviews with Vaughan Williams himself, specially recorded extracts from the Symphonies, Job, The Lark Ascending and the Tallis Fantasia. There are unexpected contributions from Harrison Birtwistle, John Adams, Richard Thompson, Mark Anthony Turnage, Barbara Dickson, Michael Tippett and Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys.

The documentary on Malcolm Arnold celebrates one of Britain's most underestimated and yet most popular composers, who wrote scores to altogether 132 films including Whistle Down the Wind, Hobson's Choice and the Oscar-winning Bridge Over the River Kwai. Sir Malcolm also composed ballets, symphonies and operas. The DVD features friends and family and includes extracts from his works. However, it does not shirk the darker side of Arnold's life, full of complications caused by a mental illness he suffered from.

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Catalogue number TP24101
Barcode 5060230865195
Number of items 2
Packaging type Keep Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 135mm x 14mm x 190mm