Film: the four horsemen ...

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Remember the ITV classic series The World at War, and how its music was so indelibly part of the images? Carl Davis's score was typical of his magpie-like approach, borrowing from suitably relevant composers (Shostakovich in that instance) to create an emotionally resonant accompaniment to the screen images. Tonight, he turns his attention to the epic 1921 classic, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a live accompaniment to a screening of the film. Rudolph Valentino, in the starring role, is sent to fight as a French soldier in the trenches of the First World War. It's a powerfully realised film with a strong anti-war message, and should prove a magnificent aural and visual event.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Carl Davis & the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (0171-960 4242), tonight, 7.30pm