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Humphrey Burton

Author, broadcaster, director and producer. First Head of Music and Arts for BBC Television 1965-1967. Resumed the position again from 1975-1981 after an eight year absence in commercial television as a founder-member of London Weekend Television. For his work as a director, he has won four Emmy Awards, two British Academy Awards and as a ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002/I Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (TV Movie)
 1999 Falstaff (TV Movie)
 1999/I Pelléas et Mélisande (TV Movie)
 1999 Flight (TV Movie)
 1998 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie)
 1998 Rodelinda (TV Movie)
 1997 A Gala Christmas in Vienna (TV Movie)
 1997 Manon Lescaut (TV Movie)
 1996 Lulu (TV Movie)
 1996 Merry Christmas from Vienna (TV Special)
 1996 Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker (TV Series) (1 episode)
- 1996 (1996)
 1995 Ermione (TV Movie)
 1994 La traviata (TV Movie)
 1994 Yevgeny Onyegin (TV Movie)
 1993 The Love of Three Orchestras (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Mozart: Requiem (TV Special documentary)
 1991 War and Peace (TV Movie)
 1991 Candide (TV Movie)
 1990 Boris Godunov (TV Movie)
 1990 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
 1990 Prince Igor (TV Movie)
 1990 Solti's Bartók in Budapest (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 The Maestro and the Diva (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 The Berlin Celebration Concert (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (TV Special)
 1986 Haydn: Die Schöpfung (TV Special)
 1986 Gala of Stars 1986 (TV Special documentary)
 1985/I Andrea Chénier (TV Movie)
 1985 Requiem Mass (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Bernstein on Mahler (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 United Nations Day Concert (TV Movie)
 1984 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
 1984 Schumann: The Symphonies (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1982 Bernstein/Beethoven (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1978 Cosi fan tutte (TV Movie)
 1976 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (TV Movie)
 1975 Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 8 (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Leonard Bernstein Rehearses Mahler (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 Das Lied von der Erde: A Personal Introduction (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (TV Movie)
 1971 Four Ways to Say Farewell (TV Movie)
 1970 Bernstein on Beethoven: A Celebration in Vienna (TV Special documentary)
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18th May 2001: Conducted "Verdi Requiem" for the Verdi Centenary Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, London with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Clare Weston-Soprano, Susan Parry-Mezzo Soprano, Rhys Meirion-Tenor and Iain Paterson-Bass. See more »

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He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honors List for his services to Music and Broadcasting. See more »

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