04. 08. 2017 14:36
The music festival Viva Musica! will combine its musical aspect with cinematography. On the 4th of August, the concert hall of Slovak Radio will welcome a symphonic orchestra with its conductor Martin Leginus to accompany the famous 1933 movie Zem spieva (The Earth sings), directed by Czech photographer Karel Plicka. This first Slovak feature movie with sound was remastered in 1983 with a new recording of its original soundtrack. It is precisely this 1983 version which is to be screened with live music. This lyrical documentary focuses on folk traditions, games, ceremonies, dances, and celebrations. Highly praised by critics, a copy of this documentary is owned also by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Bratislava screening on Friday will be followed by a performance of the absolute winner of the same-named 2017 TV show The Earth sings, the folklore ensemble Urpín.