NSO x Blue Cinema

At the Movies 1

NSO x Blue Cinema


2017-12-01 Fri 19:30National Concert Hall400 700 1000 1200 1500Buy
YIN-FANG CHANG, condutor
TONY TSU-WEI LAN, host
MAY-LIN JU, clarinet
HAO-TUN TENG, VIOLIN
YI-CHIH LU, piano


CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Aquarium, from Carnival of the Animals
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5
PIETRO MASCAGNI: Intermezzo, from Cavalleria rusticana
W. A. MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, Mov. II
ARAM KHACHATURIAN: Excerpt from Sabre Dance
RICHARD WAGNER: Walkürenritt
ANTONIO VIVALDI: Excerpt from The four Seasons
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Etude Op 25 No.1
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: June Barcarolle from The Seasons, Op. 37a
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Walze No. 2, from Jazz Suite No. 2

This is a film music concert with stories.

On December 28, 1895, the French Lumière brothers held the first public debut of films at the Great Café in Paris, and invited a musician to simultaneously play improvised piano music while watching the screen. Thanks to his wonderful music, “silent films” are no longer silent. The French invented films, and also widen up the possibility for music. Saint-Saens is the first composer to write film music (The Assassination of the Duke of Guise, 1908). Fifty years later, the French founded Cannes Film Festival. Each year, while people all over the world walk down the red carpet premiers at the Cannes, “Aquarium” in Animal Carnival by Saint-Saens would be played. Film and music have become closely intertwined. Film critic Tony Tsu-Wei Lan will be the host of the concert, sharing with audience many interesting film stories with their music context.