Nachtstudio: Apollon musagète

Strawinsky in Hamburg

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A cinematic rarity

After the opening concert of the Stravinsky Festival, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra shows the 1965 film of »Apollon Musagète« in its »Nachtstudio« - a rare opportunity to see the film, which has not been shown for over 40 years.

In 1965, Rolf Liebermann not only made a three-part film portrait of Stravinsky, he also agreed with George Balanchine, the choreographer at the first performance of the ballet »Apollon Musagète«, to make a completely new production of the entire ballet for television. The four lead dancers, all star soloists of the New York City Ballet, were flown over to Hamburg, and a room at the NDR TV centre was rebuilt to create a ballet stage. Today this production is widely considered the best TV production ever of Stravinsky's world-famous ballet – not least thanks to the participation of Jacques d'Amboise and Suzanne Farrell in the roles of Apollo and Terpsichore respectively.


Film: Apollon musagète (NDR 1965)
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Stravinsky in Hamburg

Promoter: NDR

During your visit

Visiting in the age of corona

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One before the concert

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Before the concert

In the Grand Hall and Recital Hall foyers

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