Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Featuring Organist Christoph Bull
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We went mainly to see the Berlin... film, which was interesting and had numerous excellent bits of daily life and particularly fine industrial shots (cf Chaplin's Modern Times) but way too much of trains and streetcars. Christoph Bull's improvised accompaniment was outstanding. The first part of the program was a sequence of organ pieces by German composers, including himself. My body is still reverberating, but however powerful the instrument or accomplished the player, we have decided that organ recitals are actually not our cup of tea.
Part of the Goethe-Institut 40th anniversary celebration of Los Angeles’ sister city partnership with Berlin, organist Christoph Bull performs a live score to Walter Ruttman’s influential silent documentary, Berlin: Die Sinfonie einer Großstadt (1927), an optimistic ode to the “new” Berlin of the late 1920s, filmed less than 20 years before the Nazi occupation. An enthralling visual symphony in five movements, this expressionistic, feature-length montage offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of the bustling metropolis, from dawn to dusk. The evening begins with an all-German concert on Royce Hall’s magnificent pipe organ featuring works by Nicolaus Bruhns, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Johannes Brahms, N.J. Schneider and Christoph Bull.