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Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood

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Berkeley Piano Club

2724 Haste St.

Berkeley, CA 94705

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Rarely heard classical compositions by composers who fled a conflict-ridden Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s—some, such as Franz Waxman (1905-1967), Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986), Erich Korngold (1897-1957), Kurt Weill (1900-1950), John Williams’ teacher Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)and Miklós Rozsa (1907-1995), going on to win multiple Academy Awards and create the characteristic Hollywood sound that shaped what we hear at the movies today, and others, such as twelve-tone composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1945) and Ernst Toch (1987-1964), continuing their role as seminal composers and major teachers and deeply influencing the course of classical music in the U.S. The program will also include selections from E4TT’s April 6, 2018 release, “The Hungarians: from Rozsa to Justus,” which won a Gold Medal in the 2018 Global Music Awards, and will be the focus of E4TT’s November tour to UCLA and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.


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  • Mazurkas by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (Paris Underground)

  • Op. 31 #3 (Der “Jongleur,” 1923) for piano by Austrian-American composer Ernst Toch

  • “Chant hébraique” (1928) arranged for cello and piano, by Italian-American Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (And Then There Were None, Time Out of Mind)

  • Selections from "November" for solo piano by Austrian-American Eric Zeisl (Above Suspicion, The Looters)

  • Songs by Austrian-American Arnold Schoenberg, German/Polish-American Franz Waxman (A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard), and Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera)

  • Songs by David Garner (2012-13, from E4TT’s award-winning first CD, “Surviving: Women’s Words

  • Serenade from Der Schneeman (1909) for cello and piano, by Czech-American prodigy Erich Korngold (The Adventures of Robin Hood)

  • Duo Op. 8 for cello and piano (1931) by Hungarian-American composer Miklos Rozsa (Ben Hur, Spellbound, and A Double Life

  • Vocalise (1995) by German-American Andre Previn (My Fair Lady, Irma La Douce, Gigi)

Performers

Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner-Wright, cello; Xin Zhao, guest pianist

Composer Audio Samples available at http://www.E4TT.org/exiles.html




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