The Bell Telephone Hour

Season 10 Episode 3

Benjamin Britten and His Aldeburgh Festival

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 03, 1967 on NBC
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Benjamin Britten and His Aldeburgh Festival

Performances by Benjamin Britten, guitarist Julian Bream, pianist Sviatoslav Richter and The Vienna Boys' Choir.

Composer-conductor-pianist Benjamin Britten and an international group of world renonwned musical figures gather at the small British seacoast village for the annual festival.
The Vienna Boys' Choir performs "The Golden Vanity".
Julian Bream plays "Nocturne".
Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter joins Britten in Mozart's "Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos".
Britten conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in "The Building of the House" and the vocalization of his "Spring Symphony" by Peter Pears, Heather Harper, The English Opera Company and the King's College Chapel Choir.


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