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Title Elgar [videorecording] : the man behind the mask / a film [written, narrated and directed] by John Bridcut.

Publication Info. [Liss, UK] : Crux Productions, [2018]


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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 90 minutes) : digital, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, all regions.
Language Narrated in English.
Note Title from disc label.
Performer The musicians taking part include the BBC Symphony (conductor: Edward Gardner) with James Creswell (bass), Janice Watson (soprano), Michael Laird (shofar) and Crouch End Festival Chorus; Schola Cantorum of Oxford (conductor: James Burton); Mark Wilde (tenor) and David Owen Norris (piano).
Credits Vaughan Matthews, Mike Fox, photography ; Paul Paragon, Mike Hatch, sound ; Fiona Morris, executive producer ; Samuel Rodriguez Santana, film editor.
Note Program notes inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "Based on the enigmatic clues he left in his music and in his private correspondence, John Bridcut's film looks behind the famous moustache to disclose the apparently self-confident Elgar as a brilliant but neurotic musician, with a chip on his shoulder about his lowly origins and his Catholic religion, who despised the Establishment, yet longed to belong to it. Elgar's intense relationships with several women apart from his wife belong to his restless, obsessive nature, and fresh evidence of the nature of these relationships is revealed in the film. Among the specially-shot performances are the dark, suicidal music of Judas in The Apostles (rarely-heard and never filmed before, yet this is Elgar at his most operatic), the turmoil of The music makers, and the bleak, almost atonal character of some of his unaccompanied partsongs."--Container.
Awards Winner of Czech Crystal Award for best documentary at Golden Prague TV Festival. Winner of BAFTA Award for sound.
Subject Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934.
Composers -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Bridcut, John, author, narrator, director.
Container of (work): Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934. Works. Selections
Added Title Man behind the mask
Standard No. 5056083202058
Music No. CRUXGZ002 Crux Productions

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