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12 February 2021 Völklingen (Germany)
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie conducted by Frank Strobel - Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte
This concert has been canceled.
Program Info: Gottfried Huppertz - Metropolis
Fritz Lang's silent film from 1927 in the fully restored version from 2010. Film music: Gottfried Huppertz
The film "Metropolis", one of the most important works in film history, was only available in shortened and mutilated form until the sensational discovery of the missing part in Argentina. The full version was shown for the first time in 2011. This monumental silent film of German Expressionism is set in a futuristic city with a distinct two-class society. "Metropolis" is the first full-length science fiction film and one of the most expensive films of the time.
Gottfried Huppertz composed the music in 1926 on behalf of Ufa for a 66-piece symphony orchestra. It is an integral part of the film and was created in collaboration between the composer and the screenwriter Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang, partly during the shooting. The music “literally shines through the cinematic plot from the inside, it shapes its dynamics and drama, draws leitmotif characters and develops parallel musical plots. The whole thing in the style of late romantic symphonies. "(Nina Goslar)
in cooperation with the European Film Philharmonic