Silent Film with Live Music: Hamlet

Elbphilharmonie Summer

This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00
This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00

Shakespeare’s tragedy »Hamlet« remains one of the best-known plays ever written. The story has been filmed many times: among the most unusual screen versions is the one produced by Svend Gade and Heinz Schall, which was the biggest cinema hit of the year in 1921 Germany. The lead role was played by Danish actress Asta Nielsen.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. commissioned the Filmharmonia Duo to create a new film soundtrack: the musicians selected works by the Bach sons Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christian and Wilhelm Friedemann, and produced clever arrangements of them for organ and piano as well as harpsichord and soprano.


Duo Filmharmonia

Dennis James organ
Michael Tsalka Piano, harpsichord


Anne Byrne mezzo-soprano


Stummfilm und Live-Musik
Film: Hamlet / Regie: Sven Gade und Heinz Schall, D 1921

Duo Filmharmonia
Musik zu: »Hamlet« (R: Svend Gade und Heinz Schall, D 1921)

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Elbphilharmonie Summer

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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