Exiles In Paradise - Émigré Composers In Hollywo

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8579055
Format: COMPACT DISC

Smith, Brinton Averil; Chen, Evelyn

Political crises and rising anti-Semitism in Europe during the first half of the 20th century prompted many leading musicians to immigrate to America. An influx of refugees formed a flourishing artistic community centered within a few square miles near Hollywood and this exceptional gathering of composers transformed America’s musical landscape. This survey explores their diverse output through music for cello and piano, including arrangements by the composers and their fellow expatriate performers never before heard on the cello.

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