Music documentarists slam anti-classical BBCmain
Under a headline that quotes Slippedisc, the Guardian today projects the anger of filmmakers at the BBC’s anti-classical agenda.
The BBC is failing audiences by offering classical music documentaries that lack revelation and risk, if they are made at all, according to three of the industry’s foremost film-makers.
Sir Humphrey Burton, Tony Palmer and Barrie Gavin have each made some of television’s most acclaimed arts programmes, winning international awards.
But Burton, who revolutionised the broadcasting of classical music for a mass audience in postwar Britain, told the Guardian that today’s offerings are generally “lacking in adventure, curiosity and revelation”.
“Quadruple that,” Palmer said. “Humphrey’s being polite.”….
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