As part of the collaboration between the Chios Music Festival and the Cinema Club of Chios, we have chosen to launch the programme with the screening of this iconic film, first presented to the public in 1940; a timeless masterpiece, a celebration of image and sound; eight parts that bring together classical music with the most innovative animation of its time.
In the film, which marks a milestone in the history of cinema, involving over 1,000 artists and technicians, great and famous works from the classical repertoire are combined with over 500 animated characters, including fairies, flowers, elephants, hippos and of course Mickey as the sorcerer’s apprentice. The outcome? A true celebration of music and image that surpasses all imagination.
In “Fantasia”, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski performs the works:
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, Johann Sebastian Bach
The Nutcracker Suite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Paul Dukas
Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky
The Pastoral Symphony, Ludwig van Beethoven
Dance of the Hours, Amilcare Ponchielli
Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky
Ave Maria, Franz Schubert
Duration: 126 minutes