The New BabylonPicture by: ZDF / ARTEnew 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.