Carl Davis: Napoléon (film score)
.: The performance which ends at approx. 9.30pm includes 2 intervals plus a 100 minute interval at approx. 5pm

Carl Davis' epic score for the 1927 silent film Napoléon, directed by Abel Gance, is not only the longest ever composed, but is also widely celebrated as one of the finest.

This afternoon, music and film lovers are given a rare opportunity to experience one of the greatest achievements in cinema history, a seamless blend of epic film and Davis' own unique creative genius.

Presented by special arrangement with Photoplay Productions and the BFI National Archive.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Carl Davis conductor, composer