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Monday, August 19, 2013

Benjamin Britten lives!

Tony Palmer's classic documentary about the 1967 Decca recording of Benjamin Britten's Church Parable "The Burning Fiery Furnace". 

With Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Peter Leeming, Richard Adeney, Neill Sanders, Roger Brenner, Cecil Aronowitz, Keith Marjoram, Osian Ellis, James Blades, Philip Ledger (producer) and John Culshaw (recording engineer).

Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Robert Tear, Osian Ellis and his Irish harp... WOW, they ALL live in this gorgeous black & white documentary!

Great looking at those Studer B-62 open-reels, shiny and brand-new, used as portable recording gears vs. the far bulkier Studer C-37, used for studio works... and Mr. Culshaw smoking while engineering:-)))

Those were the days...

Thanking a lot Mr. Oliver Drake for uploading this gem on You Tube.

Enjoy, as I did!

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