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"Dear Jessie" The Napoleonic Diaries

20th March 2012 11:05

Carl is in San Francisco getting ready to perform the 5 1/2 hour epic silent film "Napoleon" at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival with the Oakland Bay Symphony Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre, Oakland from 24th March to 1st April 2012. Talking to him yesterday afternoon he decided to keep a diary of the events surrounding his departure from the UK on Sunday and the run up to the performances in San Francisco of this monumental event in his long career. He's just… Read more

SF Silent Film Festival 2012 - YouTube Channel - The Carl Davis Interviews

30th October 2011 16:28

I am thrilled to be able to announce that in honour of Carl's 75th birthday week the San Francisco Silent Film Festival have posted these fantasic interviews recorded when Carl visited SF in August 2011. Click here to be redirected to the Carl Davis Collection YouTube Channel to hear Carl talk about how he came to write the music for Napoleon and as he receives his first tour of the Paramount Theatre in Oakland Bay where the performances will take place in 2012. Read more

The October Tour!

17th October 2011 13:20

Just back from tour: 3 countries, 3 currencies, 3 orchestras, and 3 different programmes. A personal duty always follows - sorting out the coinage, Euros for Italy, Danish Kroner, and Czech Crowns. Very calming. A SILENT FILM FESTIVAL – 8 days of non-stop silence, my fantasy is of pianists carried out of the theatre on stretchers. In Pordenone (back for the first time in ages) I traditionally closed the Festival. This year my 21st anniversary at this event, we repeated from 1986 t… Read more

Carl's 75th Birthday Friday Night Is Music Night Special

15th October 2011 10:45

Listen to Carl's 75th birthday celebration Friday Night Is Music Night. Carl conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with singers Janis Kelly, Mary Carewe and Lance Ellington. Presented by Paul Gambaccini. CLICK HERE TO REDIRECT TO THE BBC iPLAYER WEBSITE Available until Thursday 20th October Read more

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