Director: A. Wolkoff, France, 1927
Restored version Cinémathèque Francaise 1989 , 133'
I. Mosjukin, S.Bianchetti, J. Jugo, M. Ivogün e.a.
Music: Günter A. Buchwald
World premier: Freiburg 2019

Video Clip w. selection  of 5 scenes:
Love Affairs ° Dancing with swords ° Carneval in Venise °
Escape from the lead chambers ° Bye,bye Cassanova!

Restored copy by Cinémathèque Francaise 2016
synchronised with music by G.B. Buchwald
recorded by Orchestra San Marco, cond.: G.A. Buchwald, 2021

A big spectacle with an abundancy of varied locations from Venise to St. Petersburg and Austria, between imperial court and street life, pursuit in the winter forest and adventures on Venetian lagoons, and impressionating mass scenes.

" ... a big hit  perfect in it's scenic realisation and acting, truely unique, hardly to be surpassed."
...Buchwald is brilliant! [...] a ravishing musical drawing of the title character - highest earworm qualities!"

"It is a miracle! I have never heard/seen a finer score. [...] you could now never again see the film without your score."
: Charlie Chaplin, 1917  / 0,30'
D: C. Chaplin,
E. Purviance
New soundtrack
Günter A. Buchwald
World premiere: August 2021

Video Clip
Cut out from starting sequence
Chaplin's nameless vagabond falls in love while crossing to America on an ocean steamship and, despite poverty and all sorts of problems, finally leads her to the registry office.
Short romantic film comedy

" ... contains elements of satire, irony, and romance as well as cinematic poetry, endures in the twenty-first century as a
comic masterpiece.

" ...Chaplin really finding his feet as a performer and a storyteller.

Director: F.W. Murnau, Germany 1924
G. Ekmann, E. Jannings, C. Horn, Y. Gilbert e.a.
Music: Günter A. Buchwald

Clip from the live recording of the premier 2012
Filmphilharmoniker Freiburg, Cond.: G.A. Buchwald
Murnau's Faust combines elements of the medieval folk tale with the pieces by Goethe and Marlowe. From the prologue in heaven till the final triumph of love, this metaphysique fantasy thriller decribes the battle between good and evil.

" ... Buchwald's music is a great achievement [...]
He uses musical citations with virtuosity [...] 
He drives on or calms down the action, paints a detail
or creates a fantastic panorama.. "

Director: F. W. Murnau, Germany 1922

Restorerd + tinted version , 93'
with: M. Schreck, G.v. Wangenheim, G. Schröder e.a.
Music: Günter A. Buchwald

Excerpts from the live recording of the premier 2015
Filmphilharmoniker Freiburg, Cond.: G.A. Buchwald

This first film adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula"
was one of the first "horror films" and belongs to the most impressive masterpieces of the German silent movie era:
an expressionistic pictorially powerful psychogram.

"... a truely wonderful “Symphony of Horror”,
in the same time melodious and effective and captivating rhythmical ... "

" ... this music is the essential key for the modern interpreta-
tion of Bram Stoker´s Dracula, brilliantly working out
the ups and downs of psychological human behavior !”

"... standing ovation [...] for an outstanding, highly interes-
ting and congenial interpretation.”

(Naniga kanojo o so saseta ka - Was hat sie dazu getrieben?)
Director:S. Suzuki, Japan 1929
Restored version 1997, 76'
with: K.Takatsu, T. Unno, T. Nijo, R. Fujima e.a.
Musikc Günter A. Buchwald
World premier:  Filmfestival Kyoto  1997

Clip with ouverture and 2 scenes
Filarmonica Banatul Timisora, Cond.: G.A. Buchwald
A masterpiece of the japanese silent movie era from the 30ies.
A socio-critical tragedy, staged with avantgardistic style elements, an innovative camera work
and a great acting performance by Keiko Takatsu as Sumiko.

[...] an impressive piece of modern "E" music with a variety of sound-painting and melodious elements..."

"The music combines modern atonality with reminiscences of Asian Pentatonic and symphonical late Romantic [...] a discrete music, which precisely by that gains an amazing thrilling quality  [...] , which stands even without pictues.. "

The Wind
Director: V. Sjöström, USA 1928
Restored versiong Cineteca del Friuli, 76'
with: L. Gish, L. Hanson e.a.
Film Music: Günter A. Buchwald
World premier:
Cividale del Friuli 2017

Clip from the live recording of the premier 2017
Zerorchestra, Acad. d'Archi Arrigoni,  Cond.: G.A. Buchwald

A thriller set in the rural Texas of 1880, partly a western,
partly a dramatic love story
: challenged by the forces of nature, a naive beauty matures to become an adult woman.
A highlight in the career of Hollywood star Lilian Gish

" ... a classical silent movie (...), who offered to Lillian Gish
one of the best parts of her career.“

" of the last great silent movies — with an amazing  desert storm scene magnificently set to pictures ..."