Their most famous collaboration was on Lang's 1927 tour de force of epic expressionist science-fiction storytelling.
Set in a city of the future (in 2026), Metropolis is lauded for its imaginative flair in depicting a nightmarish mechanized-industrial future.
Its warning about society, equality and the nature of the city itself reflect the instability and concerns of the Weimar age.
For this live screening of Metropolis, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Huppertz's original score for the film (arranged by Frank Strobel).
Huppertz's music draws principally from Wagner and Richard Strauss, with flashes of modernism to represent the film’s futuristic urban dystopia.
RepertoireGottfried Huppertz: Metropolis - film screening
Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Music of Today pre-concert performance. Admission free.
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