Elgar: Portrait of a Composer

United Kingdom, 1962

Film
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The moving story of 19th Century English composer, Edward Elgar, told through Huw Wheldon’s commentary and Elgar’s own music. Against sweeping panoramas of the Malvern Hills, a major inspiration for Elgar, it blends archival footage with the stunning visual imagery characteristic of Ken Russell’s work.

Credits

production company

BBC

producer

Humphrey Burton

director
Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302355

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Composers

Music & Performing Arts → Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestral music

People → Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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