Voices of Revolution: Battleship Potemkin Introduction with Vladimir Ashkenazy & Martin Sixsmith

The groundbreaking film, Battleship Potemkin, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, changed the language of cinema and made a deep impression around the globe when it was released in 1925. The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, opened the Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series on 12 Oct 2017 with a screening of the film accompanied by live orchestra. The soundtrack is a new arrangement of Shostakovich symphony extracts.

Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor Laureate, Vladimir Ashkenazy, met briefly with Series Advisor Martin Sixsmith, to discuss the power of propaganda pieces like Battleship Potemkin.

The series continues in March 2018: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/revolution

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