IL GIORNALE DELLA MUSICA – 7th June 2014
How “Metropolis” sounded (By Daniele Martino)

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The project “Il suono delle immagini” (“The Sound of Images”) is an excellent collaboration between the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and the National Cinema Museum [..].

At the Rai Auditorium, the masterpieces of silent cinema are screened to live orchestral soundtracks. “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang (1927), is proposed in its completely restored version, two hours and twenty minutes long;

its careful reconstruction was made possible by the recovery of an almost complete copy of the film in Buenos Aires. Gioele Muglialdo conducted the long original score by Gottfried Huppertz, who occasionally freed himself from Richard Strauss’s Zarathustrian influences and reveled in the imitation of not quite futuristic but almost industrial automations […].

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