27. Nosferatu: film screening with live performance by Neil Brand
16 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:45
This event will be broadcast from T.S. Eliot Theatre, Merton College
A rare opportunity to experience F.W. Murnau’s 1922 cinematic masterpiece, Nosferatu, with live piano accompaniment performed by Neil Brand. The ‘doyen of silent film pianists’ (Radio 4), Neil Brand is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, a regular presenter on BBC Radio and TV, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest improvising piano accompanists. He introduces this ‘symphony of horror’ before a complete screening and performance.
Watch some highlights of Nosferatu:
Watch Neil Brand accompanying The Phantom Carriage:
Silent-film accompanistNeil Brand has been a silent film accompanist for over 30 years, regularly in London at the Barbican and BFI National Film Theatres, throughout the UK and at film festivals around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Israel, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ukraine, throughout Europe and, in Italy, the Bologna, Aosta, Bergamo and Pordenone festivals where he has inaugurated the School of Music and Image to teach up-and-coming young pianists about silent film accompaniment. Neil now has a very fruitful relationship with... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....