Silent Film Concert: Fritz Langs ‘Destiny’

logo_gi_48x130.jpg Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen-Thai-Hoc, Hanoi

Hanoi Opera House
1 Trang Tien
Fri & Sat, 09 & 10 May, 8 pm

Ho Chi Minh City
Conservatory of Music
112 Nguyen Du
Mon, 12 May, 8 pm

Silent Film Concert: Fritz Langs ‘Destiny’

A Silent Movie from 1921 directed by Fritz Lang
Accompanied by an Ensemble from the Vietnam National Academy of Music
Music composed and conducted by Pierre Oser

a ‘Europe Days 2008‘ event

presented by the Delegation of the European Commission and the Goethe-Institut

a Europe Days 2008 event

Silent Film Concert
While silent films were traditionally accompanied by a single pianist, Pierre Oser, a conductor and composer from Munich, breaks new ground in composing contemporary soundtracks for silent films. For the screening of Fritz Langs classic Der muede Tod he brings together a 24-piece ensemble from the Vietnam National Academy of Music in the Hanoi Opera House.

Osers composition for Langs masterpiece is conceived as a combination of live orchestral music and pre-recorded sound segments. The live sound of the musicians will be supported by recordings of the same and complimentary instruments, creating the effect of a much larger orchestra and offering a genuine and powerful concert experience.

Der muede Tod / Destiny
(Fritz Lang| Germany 1921| 97 min)

The tragic-romantic story of a young woman was Fritz Langs international as well as stylistic breakthrough. From his earlier films Fritz Lang transferred his predilection for the romantic and the mystical. This time it is Death which as a strange and mysterious figure intrudes directly into the lives of a young couple and leads the heroine to Baghdad, Venice and Peking.

Further information on the Goethe website.

Free tickets can be reserved and collected from 05.05.2008 at
Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh District
Tel: 04.7342251, email:

Goethe-Institut HCMC
355/4 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 4, District 3, HCMC
Tel. 08.9125250, email:

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel.: +84 4 7342251
Fax: +84 4 7342254


One Response to Silent Film Concert: Fritz Langs ‘Destiny’

  1. […] European Film Festival will focus especially on children and teenagers, to be preceded by a Silent Film Concert showing the Fritz Lang 1921 classic Der müde Tod (literally ‘Weary Death’), known also as […]

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