Films: Barrie Gavin Double-Bill
Tuesday 16 June 11am (ends approx. 1.15pm)Tickets £10.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
In The Tenor Man’s Story, made a year before he died in 1986, Peter Pears speaks to Donald Mitchell about his life, intercut with illustrations from Britten’s music and his own memorable performances. The film encompasses family background, the start of his musical career, his first encounter with the young Benjamin Britten and their war time years in America with the ‘bullying and bohemian’ WH Auden. Barrie Gavin’s film is both considered and elegiac.
A year later, he made another film, The Noble Savage, about the idiosyncratic composer, arranger and folksong collector Percy Grainger (1882-1961). This extraordinary documentary evokes beautifully the composer’s fascination with the English folk music he was the first to collect on cylinder recordings, beginning in 1906.
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