Helmut Imig has performed in China, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Russia, Israel, and Italy, specializing in avant-garde music, children’s programs, and silent films, for which he resurrected many original scores by Saint-Saëns, Mascagni, Hindemith, Shostakovich, Milhaud, and other composers.
The premiere of Walther Ruttmann’s masterpiece with live music by Edmund Meisel took place in Berlin’s Tauentzin Palast cinema on September 23, 1927. The composer conducted a 75-piece orchestra whose composition and positioning in the room indicated the filmmakers’ unusual intentions.
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