Carl Davis conductor
Carl Davis’s epic score for the 1927 silent film Napoleon is not only the longest ever composed but also widely considered one of the finest. In this performance of the elaborately tinted and toned restoration by Photoplay Productions and BFI – complete with dazzling triptych finale – music and film lovers are given a rare opportunity to experience one of the greatest achievements in cinema history, a seamless blend of traditional material and Davis’s unique creative genius.
Please note: there will be two intervals plus a 100-minute interval at c. 5pm. End time c. 9.30pm.
Presented by special arrangement with Photoplay Productions and the BFI National Archive.
- Davis - Napoleon
- The Times (3 December 2013)