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25.11. Friday series 6 / THE NEW BABYLON


No interval. The concert ends at about 20.35.

The New Babylon
The New Babylon Picture by: ZDF / ARTE new babylon,New Babylon
The New Babylon (1929) is an experimental silent film for which Shostakovich composed wild music. It tells of the Paris Commune of 1871 and the sad story of two lovers. Avant-garde techniques are used in the photography, the music and the acting. With a live accompaniment, the film is a real artistic stunner.

Frank Strobel, conductor
Dmitri Shostakovich, music
Grigori Kozinsev & Leonid Traunberg, direction

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6 pm, Main Foyer: The New Babylon
Interview with conductor Frank Strobel.