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Elgar: The Man Behind The Mask

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Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask

Synopsis

The composer of 'Land of Hope and Glory' is often regarded as the quintessential English gentleman. But Edward Elgar's image of hearty nobility was deliberately contrived. In reality, he was the son of a shopkeeper, who was awkward, nervous, self-pitying and often rude. His marriage to his devoted wife Alice was complicated by romantic entanglements which fired his creative energy. In this revelatory portrait of a musical genius, John Bridcut explores the secret conflicts in Elgar's nature which produced some of Britain's greatest music.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
HDCAM SR
Director
John Bridcut
Producer
Fiona Morris, Jan Younghusband, Adam Barker
Co-Producer
Fiona Morris, Jan Younghusband, Adam Barker
Editor
Sam Santana
Screenwriter
John Bridcut
Director of Photography
Vaughan Matthews
Sound
Paul Paragon, John Avery
Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edward Gardner, James Creswell (bass), Schola Cantorum of Oxford, conductor James Burton, Mark Wilde, David Owen Norris

Production Company

John Bridcut
Crux Productions Ltd
Liss Hampshire
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1730 894720

Prospect Pictures
Glen House
22 Glenthorne Road
London
W6 0NG
UK
Tel: +44 (0)208 563 9393
Fax: +44 (0)208 741 7214

Sales
Company

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