In this special screening event, as part of the Hall’s Love Classical festival, documentary maker and master of music film, Christopher Nupen, will take us on a close-up tour of some of his most famous music films, featuring memorable encounters with Jacqueline du Pré, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Andrés Segovia, Pinchas Zukerman, Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Daniil Trifonov and others.
This will be followed by a complete screening of Nupen’s legendary 1969 concert film The Trout which is considered a benchmark for classical music broadcasting.
The Trout documents the momentous day in 1969, when five young musicians, all of whom were about to become established as international artists of the highest rank, came together to play Schubert’s Trout Quintet in the new Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
‘I doubt if the sheer fun of music-making has ever been better conveyed’
‘Christopher Nupen’s classic film of one extraordinary event in 1969 is here paired with his portrait of Schubert – very different, yet equally compelling. The Trout… manages to preserve the atmosphere of a magical day, portraying the youthful performers – now all legends in their own way – brimming over with fun both on and off stage…Nupen’s inspired filming gets right to the heart of the performance.’
BBC Music Magazine
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- This event has unreserved theatre-style seating
- Buy a ticket and enjoy 20% off in Verdi - Italian Kitchen
- Entry via Door 12
- The approximate run time of the film screening is 90 minutes.
This event is part of our Beyond the Main Stage season. Step beyond the main stage and discover a world of intimate shows under the roof of London’s most iconic venue.
Love Classical is a 12-day festival of classical music-themed events across seven different spaces around the Hall, from the iconic auditorium to deep underground in our Loading Bay.