Notes & Reviews:
After the successful release of the Original Motion Picture Score Metropolis (C5066), another Masterpiece of the Stummfilm-Era is released. Again in cooperation with the German Television ZDF and ARTE, this movie is now completely restored with a newly recorded soundtrack from the original score by Edmund Meisel (1894-1930). Film music expert and conductor Frank Strobel delivers a full range and deep, impressive soundtrack with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for this release. Of previously released Metropolis: It's a wild, exhilarating ride, probably a bit over the top (like the film itself), but an irresistible wallow for anyone who enjoys the Strauss-Korngold idiom as much as I do. Frank Strobel leads a dynamic, impassioned performance that is played to near-perfection by the Berliners." - American Record Guide
Classical Music, 5th May 2012
Knock-your-socks-off music...In Meisel's score, Weill rubs shoulders with Vaughan Williams, Berg with Prokofiev, with wholly e ngrossing results.
Recording information: Konzertsaal Hardenbergstrasse (09/19/2007-09/22/2007).
Submitted on 07/13/12 by Allen Cohen
Simon Mayr: Concerto Bergamasco; Keyboard Concerto in C; Trio Concertante
Tom Cunningham: The Okavango Machbeth
Love and Longing / Magdalena Kozena Sings Ravel, Dvorak & Mahler
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6; Liszt, Saint-Saens / Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Artifacts / Haithcock, University Of Michigan Symphony Band
Paul Lansky: Imaginary Islands / Quattro Mani, David Starobin
William Lawes: Royall Consorts / Les Voix Humaines
Eleven Short Stories / Erdem Helvacioglu, prepared piano
Terrestre / Claire Chase, Jacob Greenberg, Joshua Rubin, Saariaho and Donatoni
Works DetailsMeisel, Edmund : Berlin :: Die Sinfonie der Groástadt, film score
- Conductor: Frank Strobel
- Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Film Score
- Written: 1927