The Philharmonia’s Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series opens with the live screening of a silent film that tells an iconic story from the first Russian Revolution in 1905.

Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece of film-making and Soviet propaganda, portrays mutiny in the Imperial navy.

Its most dramatic sequence is one of the most famous in cinema: the massacre on the Odessa Steps with its culminating scene of the falling perambulator. Accompanying the film, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts a special arrangement of music from the symphonies of Shostakovich.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra. Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Repertoire

Film screening: Battleship Potemkin – Sergei Eisenstein’s silent film with a score compiled from the symphonies of Shostakovich