Robert Israel Conductor

R O B E R T

I S R A E L

 

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

E V E N T S​

“Robert understands the correlation between the sound of music and the silence of film. He accents the moments without simply sentimentalizing the moment. It's easy to have an emotional moment on film, and have the music doing exactly the same thing, and that doesn't quite work. He understands that.”

Irvin Kershner, film director

–Star Wars- The Empire Strikes Back

–Never Say Never Again

–The Eyes of Laura Mars

 

 

 

"Composer par excellence...Robert is helping modern-day audiences appreciate the silent-film experience at its very best."

​Leonard Maltin

–NBC’s Entertainment Tonight Correspondent

 

 

“He understands silent pictures. He

doesn't overwhelm them.”

​Peter Bogdanovich, film director

–The Last Picture Show

–Paper Moon

 

 

“Robert Israel's scores for Lloyd's movies are

magnificent, and they clarify and underscore

the basic rhythm of the films.”

​Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

    and Pulitzer Prize winner

 

 

D E C​

 

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December 7, 2020  9:30 A.M. (P.S.T.)
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
Laurel & Hardy Marathon

Including:

DO DETECTIVES THINK (1927)

PUTTING PANTS ON PHILLIP (1927)

YOU'RE DARN TOTTIN' (1928)

TWO TARS (1928)

HABEAS CORPUS (1928)

BIG BUSINESS (1929)

DOUBLE WHOOPEE (1929)

ANGORA LOVE (1929)

F E B​

 

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February 22, 2021  9:00 P.M. (P.S.T.)
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
THE COSSACKS (1928)

Directed by George W. Hill

Starring John Gilbert & Renee Adoree

M A R

 

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TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
GIRL SHY (1924)

Directed by Fred Newmeyer

                       & Sam Taylor

Starring Harold Lloyd

                 & Jobyna Ralston

P A S T    P R O J E C T S

 

 

 

NEW SCORES FOR BUSTER KEATON

 

Newly composed and recorded music scores for the

films of Buster Keaton, including:

THE GENERAL (1926)

OUR HOSPITALITY (1923)

THE NAVIGATOR (1924)

BATTLING BUTLER (1926)

All available on BluRay and DVD from

Lobster Films

and

Cohen Media Group

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February 16, 2015  PIANO RECITAL AT REDUTA

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2

"The Moonlight" by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

 

A live performance by pianist, Robert Israel

Olomouc, Czech Republic

July 28, 2014

 

PARALLEL EPOCHS

An essay I have written about my experience composing

a new score for Abel Gance's anti-war masterpiece

J'ACCUSE (1919)

 

Published online at the Flicker Alley Website:

(click on images to be redirected to the essay)

 

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NEW MUSIC SCORE RECORDING FOR MURNAU

Kino Lorber, in cooperation with the Murnau Stiftung

presents a new restoration of the F.W. Murnau

classic:

TARTUFFE (1925)

starring, Emil Jannings, Lil Dagover, and Werner Krauss

 

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June 1, 2014

New orchestra recording premiere for

Turner Classic Movies

THE COSSACKS (1928)

starring  John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Nils Asther, and Ernest Torrence

Scenario by Francis Marion

Directed by George Hill

 

 

September 2017    NEW BLU-RAY RELEASE

  

From LOBSTER FILMS

and THE BLACKHAWK FILMS COLLECTION

  

THE LOST WORLD (1925)

  

Brand new Orchestra Score

NEWLY RESTORED from 35mm materials

 

 

August 12, 2014    NEW DVD RELEASE

  

From FLICKER ALLEY

and THE BLACKHAWK FILMS COLLECTION

  

CHAPLIN'S MUTUAL COMEDIES (1916–17)

  

Five disc BluRay/DVD COMBO set in steel box

NEWLY RESTORED from 35mm materials

"Opening Title Music" from the

Josef von Sternberg classic

THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK (1928)

Music composed, orchestrated,

and conducted by Robert Israel

Originally commissioned and recorded for the Criterion Collection edition of Three Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg. ©2010 The Criterion Collection Inc. All rights reserved.