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Carl Davis: 40 years of Napoléon

2020 marks a major landmark in Silent Film

US premiere of Carl Vine’s Choral Symphony

In June, the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago presented Vine’s Choral Symphony, with Carlos Kalmar conducting the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus.

Davis pens ballets for Pittsburgh and Bratislava

The Great Gatsby and Chaplin, The Tramp both opened this spring

Wings: Carl Davis score impresses in Huddersfield

'Magnificently dramatic score' for Davis impresses in Huddersfield

Ballet news from Carl Davis

Two new works plus ‘La Dame aux Caméllias’ in Naples

Vine's Double Piano Concerto premieres in Perth

Implacable Gifts was performed by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott

Takács premiere Carl Vine’s Sixth Quartet

the Takács Quartet unveiled Vine's Sixth Quartet with nine performances as part of a Musica Viva tour in August

Carl Vine study published

A lucid guide to Vine's concert music released as part of Wildbird Music’s Australian Composers series

'Napoléon', with Carl Davis’s magnificent score, released in cinemas from 11 November

Abel Gance's undisputed cinema landmark 'Napoléon' with Carl Davis's mammoth score is being released, and is also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Ethel and Ernest released in cinemas nationwide, October – with music by Carl Davis.

Based on the award-winning book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, 'Ethel and Ernest' has been released in cinemas nationwide, scored by Carl Davis

Faber Music salutes Carl Davis on his 80th birthday

It is scarcely credible that Carl Davis, who remains so extraordinarily prolific and energetic, turns 80 on 28th October. He celebrates the day conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a birthday concert.

Carl Davis: A Musical Polymath at 80

It’s hard to believe it from his boundless on-stage energy – or from his prolific output and creative zeal – but in October Carl Davis will celebrate his 80th birthday.

Chicago Symphony to premiere Vine Trombone Concerto in October

A new 20-minute concerto inspired by the writings of Oliver Sacks will be unveiled in October

‘Napoléon’ – a new restoration

Davis’s score – the longest ever composed for a silent film – features in new digital version

Nijinsky – the latest ballet from Carl Davis

A compelling new work that sees Davis at the peak of his powers

Carl Vine's Our Sons - a work of 'devastating intensity'

A new work for soprano and strings, commissioned by the ACO, leaves a strong impression

‘A kaleidoscopic showpiece' : Carl Vine's new Concerto for Orchestra

Vine's latest orchestral work receives a rapturous reception at its Perth premiere.

Honour crowns Carl Vine’s 60th Birthday Year

Vine appointed Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Dutch premiere of 'Napoleon' at Holland Festival

For anyone yet to experience this unique cinematic event, the Holland Festival will be showing 'Napoléon' on 15 June at the Ziggo Dome, with the Het Gelders Orkest, conducted by Davis.

Carl Davis's brilliant 'Napoléon' score transfixes audience at screening of Abel Gance's epic silent movie

Kevin Brownlow's lovingly restored and colour toned version of Abel Gance’s legendary silent epic, ‘Napoleon’ was screened at the grand Paramount Theater in Oakland, part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in March 2012 and was accompanied throughout by Carl Davis's brilliant original score.

Carl Davis composes the music for Upstairs Downstairs

We are proud to announce that Faber Music composer Carl Davis has composed the music for the second series of the BBC’s hit drama Upstairs Downstairs.

Carl Davis Music for Cranford

Based on three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, the five-part Cranford, starring Dame Judi Dench, was the highlight of the BBC's Autumn schedule. This five-part drama was broadcast on BBC One. Carl Davis's music is a typical tour-de-force. The piano score for Carl's superb theme is available for download here, through Faber Music's Express Print Music site.

Carl Davis Theme for BBC World Cup Coverage

Carl Davis has created an arrangement of Handel's "See the Conquering Hero Comes", recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers, which will be used as the theme tune for the BBC's World Cup coverage this summer. The arrangement can be heard on http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/4932268.stm

Carl Vine wins Don Banks Music Award 2005

Carl Vine is the recipient of the 2005 Don Banks Music Award, the highest accolade that can be given to an artist by the Music Board of the Australia Council. The announcement was made on 12 November by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator the Hon Helen Coonan, at a gathering of friends and music industry colleagues.