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18 June 2022
(California, USA)

Emigres & Exiles in Hollywood: Encore!
Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) - The Clubhouse, Berkeley Piano Club

Program Info:
Back by popular demand! We revisit some of audience favorites from our multi-year exploration of rarely heard chamber works and movie arrangements by film composers who fled Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s, many going on to win multiple Academy Awards, creating the characteristic Hollywood sound that shaped what we hear at the movies today, also with music by Polish composers of that era, preparation for returning to the Krakow Culture Festival later this month.

Serenade from "Der Schneemann" (1910) arr. for cello and piano, by Czech-American prodigy Erich Korngold (1897-1957), (The Adventures of Robin Hood)

Trois Preludes en forme de Blues(1937) and selected Mazurkas for solo piano (1918-28) by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986), (Paris Underground, Flesh and Fantasy)

“Scherzo and Introduction,” in a new arrangement by Patrick Russ for cello and piano, by two-time Oscar winner, German/Polish-American composer Franz Waxman (1909-1967) (Sunset Boulevard)

Songs from films by Henryk Vars (1902-1977) (The Big Heat). Listen to his "Echoes of Love:"

Music by Polish-American composer Bronislaw Kaper (1902-1983) (Lili). Listen to his "Hi-lili, Hi-lo":

"Homage a Paderewski," by Italian-American Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1986), (And Then There Were None):

Duo Op. 8 Movement 1 (1946, excerpts) for solo piano, by Hungarian-American composer Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) (Ben Hur)

Songs from "Hollywood Liederbuch" by Austrian-American composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)

Romance from Trois Pièces de Concert for cello and piano by Auschwitz survivor Szymon Laks (1901-1983):

Two preludes for solo cello by Polish-Russian composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996):

Two inventions for solo piano by Polish composer André Tchaikowsky (1935-1982):

"Mazovian Dance" for cello and piano by by Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)

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This concert-info was provided by Marco Ubaldi. Thanks much for that! :)
Last edited: 14 March 2022 - 09:27 hours