German impressionism with feeling
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German impressionism with feeling
by Rod Parke - SGN A&E Writer

Intensity seems to be a trademark of Music of Remembrance and the programs they present. Musical concerts I have seen were outstanding in all ways, especially in the artistic intensity with which the music was played. Everything was of the highest intelligence and sincerity.

I expect nothing less from the two programs below:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Music of Remembrance & SIFF Cinema Present: "Silent Horror, Chilling Music" with Guenter Buchwald Thursday, October 30, 7 PM
SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
Tickets in advance at, $10 at the door

Germany's Guenter Buchwald - composer, conductor, and leader of a renaissance in silent movie music - visits SIFF Cinema to talk about German silent film landmarks The Golem and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Enjoy a screening of Caligari, with Buchwald on piano and violin, and a post-film Q&A.

The Golem
Fall Concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht
Sunday November 2, 2008 4:00 PM
Monday November 3, 2008 7:00 PM
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Third & Union, Seattle

In 1920, amid a rising tide of German anti-Semitism, horror film star Paul Wegener made and starred in The Golem, a cautionary tale about unbridled power. Silent film specialist Guenter Buchwald leads a live performance of Israeli composer Betty Olivero's boundary-blurring, klezmer-like score. Also on the program: Simon Sargon's Before the Ark, and Lior Navok's Found in a Train Station. Tickets $36 at 206-365-7770 or

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