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

director

Ken Russell

producer

Humphrey Burton

production company

BBC

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37133

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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