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Filmed in 1964 at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Benjamin Britten
conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in performances of Mozart's
'Symphony No. 40' and his own 'Nocturne', accompanied by tenor
Peter Pears. Also included are extracts of Britten performing
Mendelssohn's 'Symphony No.3' at a gala opening of the Snape
Maltings concert hall during the mid 1970s.
The renowned Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich performs
Tchaikovsky's 'Rococo Variations' at the Snape Maltings Concert
Hall in 1968, with Benjamin Britten conducting. Also included are
rare performances of Britten conducting excerpts from his opera
'Gloriana', with Peter Pears performing 'The Lute Song'.