Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Shostakovich Symphonic excerpts to accompany a live screening of Battleship Potemkin
Our Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series opens with the live screening of a silent film that tells an iconic story from the first Russian Revolution in 1905. Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece of film-making and Soviet propaganda, portrays mutiny in the Imperial navy. Its most dramatic sequence is one of the most famous in cinema: the massacre at the Odessa Steps with its culminating scene of the falling perambulator.
Accompanying the film, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts a special arrangement of music from the symphonies of Shostakovich.
This concert is part of the Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series