|The Auditorium at the Musée du Louvre presents its 7th Biennial of Filmed Music, devoted this year to “La musique s’amuse” (Music has fun), from 11 February to 11 March. The range is wide, not only from the expected Paris and Vienna, but also London, Moscow and New York. In addition to the planned 34 projections (cinema, television, theatrical), there will be four lectures, one debate, 3 semi-staged musical events and one recital.|
The Biennial is divided as follows:
- Paris, Jacques Offenbach and French operetta
- Vienna, Strauss and Viennese operetta
- London, Gilbert and Sullivan
- Operetta in the USSR
- Broadway, operetta in the United States
Films presented range from Pabst’s Dreigroschenoper from 1931 to Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy from 2000, passing by Love me Tonight (Mamoulian, 1932), Shostakovich’s Tcherimoushki (Rappaport, 1962) and The Love Parade (Lubitsch, 1929).
Television productions include Offenbach’s Barbe-Bleu as seen by Walter Felsenstein, Gilbert and Sullivan from Britain, Naughty Marietta and The Great Waltz from the United States.
Most important, perhaps, are the theatrical productions captured on film, whether Carlos Kleiber’s Fledermaus, long familiar from video or dvd, the Minkowski-Pelly productions of Offenbach, the famous Carzou-designed Périchole, ranging all the way to the Broadway version of Victor, Victoria.
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