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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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74 stars
The weather was Cold . I wore boots and jeans.
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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
46 ratings
4.3 average rating
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2 reviews
24 stars
attended Nov 29 2007

This was wonderful. The organist Christoph Bull is from Mannheim. He was really stylish, dressed casually in a Von Dutch (ha ha) shirt and slacks.

The first part of the show was an organ recital. He played some preludes, fugues. The...continued

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57 stars
attended Nov 29 2007

It was a captivating evening. The first half was thoughtfully programmed. I loved the first piece, and it showed itself again in his friend's piece (which was superb!). The film was fascinating, and his playing captured the spirit. A very...continued

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135 reviews
95 stars
attended Nov 29 2007

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...continued

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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.