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Ken Russell composer 'documentaries'
Posted by Rob Barnett on March 12, 2018, 6:39 pm
The flamboyant Ken Russell contributed a vivid and occasionally outrageous series of composer bios to British television. He was never boring and where his Omnibus and South Bank Show specials shocked they were also the tinder for enthusiasm. Some of these (including the famous Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Delius examples) have been issued on commercial DVD.
Do any of you have his documentaries of Richard Strauss and Bohuslav Martinu or indeed any of the other documentaries? I'd be keen to see them on DVD or Blu-Ray.
Such a pity that the BBC or 'commercial television' have not run a revival series.
I'd be keen to hear from anyone who might have these films or who have memories of these pieces of coruscating shrapnel.
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