Great English Composers Vol. 3 - Purcell & Britten (2DVD)

Tony Palmer

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November 24, 2014

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This specially priced 2DVD set includes two classic films by the award-winning director Tony Palmer: 'Purcell - England, My England' and 'Benjamin Britten & his Festival'.

The prize-winning film about the great English composer Henry Purcell has a script by the late John Osborne and Charles Wood. Very little is known about his life, but the script solves this problem by launching a group of actors in the 1960s on a voyage of discovery into the 1660s and late-17th century England, the extraordinary period in which Purcell lived. But it is Purcell's music which is the driving force of the drama, with a stunning soundtrack conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

"The film touches some profound truths about the personalities behind the music. As the titles rolled, so did this critic's tears." - Michael White, The Independent on Sunday

'Benjamin Britten & His Festival' is Tony Palmer's classic 1967 film, a behind-the-scenes look at the Aldeburgh Festival, co-founded by Benjamin Britten along with singer Peter Pears and writer Eric Crozier, and the opening by The Queen of the new concert hall at Snape.

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Catalogue number TP24103
Barcode 5060230865218
Number of items 2
Packaging type Keep Case
Imported No
BBFC rating exempt
DVD Region 0
Video system ntsc
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 190mm x 135mm x 15mm