Arts and Culture | Lecture + Film concert
Lecture + Film concert Herr Tartüff
- Thursday 20 June 2019
- Concertzaal Emile van Leenen Piano’s
Film Concert Herr Tartüff (1925)
Olga Pashchenko, piano
Wilhelm Friedrich Murnau (1888-1931), recognized as one of the greatest film directors of all time, is remembered mostly for his work within the horror and tragic genres. However, he also directed comedies, including Herr Tartüff (1925) which is loosely based on Molière's famous play. Murnau gives this 17th-century masterpiece a 20th-century twist by making use of a storywithin-a-story framework: the rise and fall of the religious hypocrite Tartuffe is embedded in a 20th-century tale of a foolish old man, his scheming housekeeper and his loving but misunderstood grandson.
A virtuosic accompaniment of music by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and Mendelssohn performed by pianist Olga Pashchenko, combined with live sound effects, enriches the affective experience.
Jed Wentz has, in the course of a long career in Early Music, turned his hand to various tasks and has engaged with divers disciplines related to the long 18th century. He has performed on historical flutes, and conducted staged opera productions. He has done archival research and published in scholarly journals. Jed has worked intensively with Baroque dancers, and was declamation and acting coach to a HIP production of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s melodrama Pygmalion at the Baroque theatre in Cesky Krumlov. In 2018 he founded the annual Historical Acting Summer Academy at Leiden University. Jed is artistic advisor to the Utrecht Early Music Festival, teaches at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and has performed with the Newcastle Kingsmen.
19.15 Doors open
19.30 Lecture Watching Herr Tartüff by Jed Wentz
20.00-21.15 Film concert: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Herr Tartüff (1925). Olga Pashchenko, piano