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Remembering Carl Davis

Tributes to composer and conductor from collaborators, colleagues, and friends

Carl Davis: 40 years of Napoléon

2020 marks a major landmark in Silent Film

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.

‘Napoléon’ – a new restoration

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

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.

‘Napoleon’ comes to London – ‘one of the world’s great cinematic experiences’

Carl Davis’s epic score for the 1927 silent film of Napoléon (directed by Abel Gance) is not only the longest ever composed, but also widely celebrated as one of the finest scores of its type. This autumn it comes to London...

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.

US premiere for Carl Davis's epic score to Abel Gance's 'Napoléon'

Carl Davis's epic score to Abel Gance's 'Napoléon' is to receive its eagerly-awaited US premiere at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in March/April 2012.