Maestro Gioele Muglialdo was the greatest protagonist, when he stepped onto the podium of the prestigious Staatsorchester Braunschweig […].Thanks to his perfect mastery of the music-image ‘sync’, he is actually considered one of the greatest experts of Cine-Concert […]. Six the curtain calls, to the ovation of a sold-out theatre. The audience requested an encore, which the conductor promptly granted […]
“A masterpiece of silent cinema with the accompaniment of the Staatsorchester Braunschweig”
Chaplin… CONDUCTED BY Muglialdo
Wolfsburg (Germany) – On 27th May 2016 in Wolfsburg Gioele Muglialdo was the greatest protagonist, when he stepped onto the podium of the prestigious Staatsorchester Braunschweig to conduct the film and music masterpiece “CITY LIGHTS” by Charlie Chaplin. This is an absolute work of art of silent cinema, Chaplin’s first great film in the sound era (considered by the critics and by many directors one of the best films ever produced, is also one of Chaplin’s most famous, chosen for preservation in 1991 by the National Film Registry of the US Library of Congress), has no dialogues but has a splendid and polymeric synchronized soundtrack.
Nothing predictably funny, no trace of the dysney-like sync accompanying gags: plain, elegant music like its author wanted, in-keeping with the story […].
A beautiful picture indeed, to be not only watched but also interiorized through the powerful emotions aroused by Muglialdo’s palette and paintbrush, valid instruments apt to reveal all of the colours, scents and feelings given by each orchestral page to the already pure beauty of the images: thanks to his perfect mastery of the music-image sync technique and to his solid experience in the field, Muglialdo is considered, both in Italy and abroad, one of the greatest experts of Cine-Concert.
A very successful evening indeed, which focused the attention of the German city; all thanks to a perfect blend of elements: the Congress Park concert hall, with its extraordinary acoustics (built by the architect Bernhard Scharoun, famous for the Berlin Philharmonic’s concert hall); the excellent performance of the Staatsorchester Braunschweig, which gave proof of its great sensitivity and flexibility, also in the various “solos” that stud this work’s score; the exciting conducting of Giolele Muglialdo who, with his eclectic talent and artistic maturity, guided the orchestra in this journey of images, always picking the right tempo and grasping the intentions of Chaplin’s versatile genius. Six the curtain calls, to the ovation of a sold-out theatre. The audience requested an encore, which the conductor promptly granted: and it confirmed – if ever was it necessary – the public’s already sky-high enthusiasm.
(By Mark Favorhy)
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* (in collaboration with CITY LIGHTS © Roy Export SAS , and European Film Philharmonic Institute, Berlin)