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Wed, 15 May 2019 19:00
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Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim

Motion pictures were an important means of strengthening Soviet identity from the 1920s onwards. Director and film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein in particular inspired the people and political leaders with opulent and psychologically refined productions on a massive scale such as »Battleship Potemkin« (1925) and »Alexander Nevsky« (1938), in which the Russians always won in the end. In the latter, the courageous hero Nevsky beats an army of nasty Teutonic Knights, whose armour is suspiciously reminiscent of the German Wehrmacht’s steel helmets. Sergei Prokofiev wrote the film score, and as a result of its great success he later arranged it as a cantata. Daniel Barenboim, an avid campaigner for peace between cultures and nations, now brings the work to the Elbphilharmonie stage. He also takes to the piano himself to perform Mozart’s piano concerto.

Performers

Staatskapelle Berlin

Chor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin

Anita Rachvelishvili mezzo-soprano

piano and conductor Daniel Barenboim

Programme

Nikos Skalkottas
Kleine Suite / für Streichorchester

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester B-Dur KV 595

- Pause -

Sergej Prokofjew
Alexander Newski / Kantate für Mezzosopran, Chor und Orchester op. 78

on Wed, 15 May 2019 19:00
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Großer Saal

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