Friday, January 22, 2010

Bronenosets Potyomkin (Film Concert)

SU 1926. D: Sergei Eisenstein. Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin) restored version (2005) /18 fps/ 70 min, with e-subtitles in Finnish by Kirsi-Annele Vähälä. Film concert at the Finlandia House, 22 Jan 2010.

Introduction before the concert: Jarko Tirkkonen at the Elissa-Sali.

Music: a new compilation by Frank Strobel from symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovitch: especially No. 11 (The Year 1905), but also No. 4, 5, 8, and 10.

Performed by: The Radio Symphony Orchestra of Finland with 92 musicians.

A magnificent surprise, fresh musical insight into the familiar classic. The music was great, but with the full orchestra there was a little too much light on the screen. I look forward to hear more of Frank Strobel.

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