Daan van den Hurk

Murnau: film biography Richard Wagner (90 min)

Daan van den Hurk – piano

It’s time to take a seat for the silent movie Richard Wagner (1913) by the legendary director F.W. Murnau. With great attention to detail and exuberant costumes, he painted the life and work of Wagner. Unfortunately, the costs to use Wagner’s music for the soundtrack were prohibitively high, which is why composer and lead actor Giuseppe Becce wrote his own score. The result is an amalgam of Wagner, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Rossini, which was also the birth of the phenomenon of film scores. Pianist Daan van den Hurk will perform Becce’s compositions at Wonderfeel.