NEWS

Crux composer DVDs available at English Music Festival

This weekend the twelfth English Music Festival opens in Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, with a rare performance of Delius's Concerto for Violin and Cello on  Friday 25th May.  Copies of the new DVD of John Bridcut's film The Pleasures of Delius will be on sale at the event.

The other two composer DVDs recently released by Crux will also be available: Elgar: The Man Behind The Mask and The Passions of Vaughan Williams.  Among the works performed at the EMF during the 25-28 May weekend will be Elgar's Piano Quintet and Elegy, and Vaughan Williams's In Windsor Forest.  Further details on www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

Janet Baker film in production

The great British mezzo-soprano, Dame Janet Baker, is the subject of a new documentary profile by John Bridcut, currently in production for the BBC.  It is the first full-length film about the singer since her retirement from the operatic stage in 1982. 

Britten DVDs out of stock

Unfortunately, Decca is running low with its stock of DVDs of Britten's Children and Britten's Endgame.  This means that these DVDs are temporarily unavailable from this website. New stock of Britten's Endgame will be arriving soon.  Copies of Britten's Children may be found on other online websites.  

Crux in new distribution arrangements

The Berlin-based distributor, EuroArts, has now teamed up with Crux to arrange worldwide distribution of many of John Bridcut's music films.  His recent portrait of Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor for the Ages is available in its original 90-minute format (or a 60-minute version).  Please contact EuroArts direct.

Queen's birthday film in German-language version

Elizabeth at 90 – A Family Tribute will soon be available in a German-language DVD.  In this film, members of the British royal family (including The Queen herself) watch some of her own home movies, and reflect on the private occasions captured on ciné film.  The DVDs should be available from 23rd March 2018.  They will also carry the English-language soundtrack.