Music in the Movies – “Alexander Nevsky” (1938)
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May 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music in the Movies is a new film discussion series presented by the Library and Shoreline Village CT. Each week Professor Paul Hawkshaw will say a few words about the music in the film and describe how it served the directors in enhancing the action, atmosphere and character delineation in their respective movies. Then we will watch the movie.
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein with an original music score by Sergei Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky tells the story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.
Dr. Paul Hawkshaw
Paul Hawkshaw is Professor in the Practice of Musicology and Director of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He is an authority on the music of Anton Bruckner who has also taken an active interest in community affairs and public education in New Haven. He was awarded the Yale School of Music’s highest honor, the Samuel Simons Sanford Medal, for his distinctive combination of scholarship and community service. Born in Toronto, Canada, Professor Hawkshaw received his Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University in 1984.
This program is free and open to all. Please register.