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Great Expectations


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An impression of the Leeds International Piano Competition 1966.
There never was a more hotly contested competition: superlative playing, five finalists instead of the statutory three, a photo-finish, surprising results. BBC cameras filmed the entire ten days, including prize-winning performances and interviews with contestants and jury, to produce the inside story of the year's most significant musical competition.

The Competitors: Fifty-seven pianists from twenty-nine countries
The Jury: William Glock (Chairman), Hans Keller (Deputy Chairman), Gina Bachauer, Nadia Boulanger, Maria Curcio, Annie Fischer, Rudolf Firkusny, Nikita Magaloff, Lev Oborin, Charles Rosen, Bela Siki
The Organisers: The Countess of Harewood, Fanny Waterman, Cecil Mazey
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Paul Collins
Conductor, Charles Groves
In the finalists' concert:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor


Jury chairman/Interviewee: William Glock
Deputy Jury chairman/Interviewee: Hans Keller
Jury member/Interviewee: Gina Bachauer
Jury member/Interviewee: Nadia Boulanger
Jury member/Interviewee: Maria Curcio
Jury member/Interviewee: Annie Fischer
Jury member/Interviewee: Rudolf Firkusny
Jury member/Interviewee: Nikita Magaloff
Jury member/Interviewee: Lev Oborin
Jury member/Interviewee: Charles Rosen
Jury member/Interviewee: Bela Siki
Organiser: The Countess of Harewood [Marion Stein]
Organiser: Fanny Waterman
Organiser: Cecil Mazey
Musicians: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Collins
Conductor: Charles Groves
Narrated and produced by: John Drummond

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