Legacy

  • Paul Tortelier at the BBC

    To mark the centenary of the celebrated French cellist Paul Tortelier (born 21st March 1914), the BBC drew from their archives a selection of films and documents that spanned his whole career and testified to the exceptional rapport he enjoyed with Britain. The programme “Paul Tortelier at the BBC” is here reproduced as a DVD and offers a portrait of one of the truly great cellists.
  • Claudio Arrau / Van Cliburn

    Claudio Arrau / Van Cliburn

    CHOPIN
    Ballade No.3 op.47 in A flat major
    Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor
    Fantasy in F minor
    Van Cliburn
    BBC TELEVISION STUDIOS, 9 JUNE 1959
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    BEETHOVEN
    Sonata No.23 in F minor op.57 ‘Appassionata’
    Claudio Arrau
    BBC TELEVISION STUDIOS, 13 OCTOBER 1959

  • Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev

    Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev

    Les Sylphides
    BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 6 APRIL 1956
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    Coppélia (ADAPTED FOR TELEVISION BY MARGARET DALE)
    BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 27 OCTOBER 1957
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    Giselle (PAS DE DEUX FROM ACT II)
    BBC STUDIO RECORDING, RECORDED 2 JUNE 1962
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    Philharmonia Orchestra/Robert Irving
    London Symphony Orchestra/John Lanchbery
    Pro Arte Orchestra/Marcus Dods

  • Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes

    Margot Fonteyn / Michael Somes

    SLEEPING BEAUTY (extracts)
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 20 DECEMBER 1959
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    SWAN LAKE (extracts)
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 9 JUNE 1954
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    THE NUTCRACKER (Act II)
    STUDIO RECORDING, TRANSMITTED 21 DECEMBER 1958
    Royal Opera House Orchestra, John Lanchbery
    London Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Irving
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugo Rignold

DVD releases from the Legacy Series