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Capriccio presents the world premiere recording of the soundtrack to Berlin - Sinfonie der Großstadt (or Symphony of a Metropolis), the silent film by Walter Ruttmann with music composed by Edmund Meisel. The film was largely avant-garde portraying life in a city through visual effects and music. The score is performed by the Radio-Sinfonieorchester of Berlin and conducted by the film-music expert Frank Strobel.
Edmund Meisel: Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt (Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis)
5th May 2012
“knock-your-socks-off music...In Meisel's score, Weill rubs shoulders with Vaughan Williams, Berg with Prokofiev, with wholly engrossing results.”