Watch the concert HERE.
The finale of E4TT’s 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. Featuring:
- Songs by Austrian émigré Erich Zeisl (1905-1959)
- Songs from the Hollywood Liederbuch by Austrian émigré Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) to a text by Bertolt Brecht);
- “Kaleidescope” (excerpts) for solo piano (1946) by two-time Academy Award winner Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
- “Blues” and “Charleston” from “Sonatine Transatlantique”(1930) by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)
- Mazurkas by Tansman
- “Scherzo and Introduction,” arranged for cello and piano, by two-time Oscar winner Franz Waxman (1906-1967);
- “Andante” for cello and piano by the amazingly inventive 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).
Links to samples of these composers’ music at www.E4TT.org/emigres.html