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Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: Series Finale

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Berkeley Piano Club

2724 Haste Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

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The finale of E4TT's exploration of music by film composers who fled Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, along with Polish composers of the era.

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  • Songs by Austrian émigré Erich Zeisl (1905-1959)
  • “Hollywood-Elegie Nr. 7” (1942) from Hollywood Liederbuch by Austrian émigré Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) to a text by Bertolt Brecht);
  • excerpts from “Kaleidescope” for solo piano (1946) by two-time Academy Award winner Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
  • excerpt from “Sonatine Transatlantique”(1930) by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)
  • “Tanzlied des Pierrot” from Die Tote Stadt (1920) by Austrian-American prodigy Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
  • “Scherzo and Introduction,” arranged for cello and piano, by two-time Oscar winner Franz Waxman (1906-1967); )
  • “Echoes of Love,” arranged for soprano, cello, and piano, by Henryk Vars (1902-1977)
  • “Moravian Dance” for cello and piano by Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
  • Selected inventions for solo piano by Polish composer André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982);
  • Preludes for solo cello by Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
  • Romance from “Trois Pièces de Concert” for cello and piano by Auschwitz survivor Szymon Laks (1901-1983).

Musicians: soprano Nanette McGuinness, cellist Anne Lerner, season guest pianist Margaret Halbig

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