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Britten at Fifty


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A television profile in words and music.
Introduced by Huw Wheldon.
This birthday programme gives a survey on film and in the studio of one of the great figures in twentieth-century music: Benjamin Britten born November 22, 1913.
with the London Symphony Orchestra, leader, Erich Gruenberg, under the great Russian conductor, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten, Ronald Dowd and Harry Mossfield, W.H. Auden, Michael Tippett, Hans Keller


Subject: Benjamin Britten
Presenter/script: Huw Wheldon
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Erich Gruenberg
[Orchestra] conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Ronald Dowd
Singer: Harry Mossfield
Poet: W.H. Auden
Composer: Michael Tippett
Violinist: Hans Keller
Script/producer: Humphrey Burton
Film editor: Brian Keene
Designer: Lionel Radford

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