Filmkonzert „La Roue“
in context of the Musikfest Berlin
“La Roue” (Das Rad) – Stummfilm von Abel Gance mit der Filmmusik von Arthur Honegger
(german premiere of the restored version)
Frank Strobel - Conductor
Frank Strobel is one of the internationally accomplished conductors with a stylistically incredibly diverse repertoire. For years he has been one of the most important protagonists in the interdisciplinary field of film and music, through his commitment film with live orchestra has found its way into leading opera houses and concert halls. Strobel works as a consultant for the silent film programme of ZDF/arte and in 2000, together with Beate Warkentien, founded the cultural institution EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE, which under his artistic direction has rendered outstanding services to highly acclaimed film in concert productions.
Strobel is also in demand internationally for performances of music by the late-Romantic composers Franz Schreker, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Siegfried Wagner. The great Russian-born composer Alfred Schnittke, came to see Strobel as an ideal interpreter of his works. To the present day, Frank Strobel has the editing rights to his compositions.
2014 Strobel conducted the world premiere of Philippe Schoeller’s newly-written score for Abel Gance’s film J’accuse with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In 2016 Frank Strobel realised the reconstructed film Iwan Grozny by Sergei Eisenstein, for the first time performed with the complete music in its’ original orchestration by Sergei Prokofiev with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) at the Musikfest Berlin, followed by a performance with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna in 2017.
Frank Strobel is the designated chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester. He enjoys close and long lasting relationships with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, with the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Cologne and Paris Philharmonie as well as the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Highly dramatic family saga of 1923 in pioneering editing technique by Abel Gance