Monday, March 9, 2009
The Laeiszhalle, the Hamburg concert hall, home to the Hamburger Symphoniker. It was built between 1904 and 1908 and was named after Carl Laeisz, who bestowed the money for building it upon the city of Hamburg in his will. To Laeisz belonged the Flying-P Liners, for example the Passat and the Pamir.
I went to the Laeiszhalle to see the 1925 silent movie Phantom of the Opera, with the music played live by the Symphoniker. It was awesome, the movie is just gorgeous, especially the masked ball scene filmed in Technicolour. The music (inculding the organ, hidden behind the movie screen in the picture) made it even more amazing.
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