FRANK STROBEL line
It is about a soccer match and a legendary victory - but at the same time also about war captivity, the return of a father to his family, alienation, love, despair and pain: Sönke Wortmann's successful 2003 film "The Miracle of Bern" combines the universally known story of Germany's surprising title win in the 1954 World Cup with the personal fate of a family in post-war Germany.
The film score by Marcel Barsotti also played a part in the success of the multiple award-winning film. The Swiss composer composed a soundtrack that relies more on strings and woodwinds and the power of melody than on thick orchestration and striking effects. Both, film and music, can be experienced when on Sunday, January 29, 2023, the Alte Oper Frankfurt shows "The Miracle of Bern" on the big screen from 6 p.m. in the Great Hall and the NDR Radiophilharmonie under Frank Strobel plays the original film music live and in sync with the moving pictures. The musical arrangement is thus in the hands of performers who are very familiar with the genre: The NDR Radiophilharmonie recorded the original soundtrack to the film. And Frank Strobel has been considered one of the most important conductors of film music for many years. In the concert hall as well as in the cultural institution he co-founded, the "European FilmPhilharmonic Orchestra," he deals with all facets of film music, from silent film accompaniment to elaborately reconstructed scores of old film classics to current symphonic soundtracks.