DVD Battle for Music - The London Philharmonic Orchestra at War (SALE)


Directed by Donald Taylor.

Struggling with costs after their first series of concerts, they meet the writer J. B. Priestley who arranges a "Musical Manifesto" fund-raiser at the Queen's Hall. Then their real break comes when band leader Jack Hylton books the orchestra for a season of music hall concerts. The orchestra plays music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Greig, Beethoven, Wagner and Rachmaninov closing with Land of Hope and Glory.

Featuring: Dr Malcolm Sargent, Sir Adrian Boult, Warwick Braithwaite, and Jack Hylton.

Special Features: Musical Poster No 1 (1940, colour) "Be careful - the enemy is listening!"; Adeste Fideles (1941, b/w) Christians celebrate their faith during the Blitz; C.E.M.A. (1942, b/w). R. A. Butler, M.P. explains the activities of the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts

Special features: 16 page illustrated booklet. Subtitles in English for the hard of hearing.