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Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album - music by Rozsa, Waxman, Eisler, Korngold, Weill / Daniel Hope, violin; Sting, Max Raabe, Jacques Ammon

Audio Samples

>Rózsa, Miklós : Ben-Hur
>     Love Theme
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Shakespeare Songs, Vol. 6, Op. 24
>     no 2, Arise!
>Sting : The Secret Marriage (Hollywooder Liederbuch)
>Rózsa, Miklós : El Cid
>     Love Theme
>Zeisl, Eric : Hiob
>     Menuhim's Song
>Waxman, Franz : Come Back, Little Sheba
>     Reminiscences
>Jurmann, Walter : Tränen in der geige (from Ich will dich Liebe lehren)
>Weill, Kurt : One Touch of Venus
>     Speak Low
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Der Schneemann (The Snowman)
>     Prelude & Serenade
>Rózsa, Miklós : Spellbound (Ich kämpfe um dich)
>     Prelude & Love Theme
>Morricone, Andrea : Cinema Paradiso (for the film Cinema Paradiso) (a.k.a. "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme")
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>     Theme
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
>Heymann, Werner Richard : Irgendwo auf der Welt (from the film Der blonde Traum)
>Steiner, Max [Composer] : Casablanca
>     As Time Goes By

Album Summary

>Rózsa, Miklós : Ben-Hur
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Shakespeare Songs, Vol. 6, Op. 24
>Sting : The Secret Marriage (Hollywooder Liederbuch)
>Rózsa, Miklós : El Cid
>Zeisl, Eric : Hiob
>Waxman, Franz : Come Back, Little Sheba
>Jurmann, Walter : Tränen in der geige (from Ich will dich Liebe lehren)
>Weill, Kurt : One Touch of Venus
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Der Schneemann (The Snowman)
>Rózsa, Miklós : Spellbound (Ich kämpfe um dich)
>Morricone, Andrea : Cinema Paradiso (for the film Cinema Paradiso) (a.k.a. "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme")
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
>Heymann, Werner Richard : Irgendwo auf der Welt (from the film Der blonde Traum)
>Steiner, Max [Composer] : Casablanca
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In his latest album Daniel Hope shines a new light on Hollywood scores as he takes a widescreen musical journey, seeking out the echoes of exiled European composers, such as Miklos Rózsa, John Waxman, Hanns Eisler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold The center piece is the famous Violin concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold The album also contains contemporary soundtrack classics such as Schindlers List, American Beauty and Cinema Paradiso to reflect on the strong musical influence the Exile composer had and still has on contemporary film composers Guest artists featured on this record include Sting, who performs in a new arrangement on "The Secret Marriage" - a Hanns Eisler composition (originally with lyrics of Bertold Brecht, to which Sting wrote his own lyrics back in 1987) - and German singer phenomenon Max Raabe on the famous "Speak Low" by Kurt Weill Top Arranger Paul Bateman provided brand new orchestral arrangements "Escape to Paradise" is both a historical and musical concept, curated by Daniel Hope, to a theme that he has personal associations for: his maternal grandparents fled Hitler's Germany for South Africa, and his parents then fled the apartheid regime for England Daniel Hope violin Sting

The Times, 29th August 2014
The real singing comes from Hope's violin, soaring through an agreeable selection from the works of European composers who found refuge in California. The highlight is Korngold's Violin Concerto, luxuriously rendered with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and conductor Alexander Shelley.

Financial Times, 6th September 2014
Pieces played in new arrangements bask in the luxuriantly romantic world of Korngold, R=sza and their contemporaries.



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Works Details

>Rózsa, Miklós : Ben-Hur :: Love Theme
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Ensemble: Quintet of the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1959.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1959

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Shakespeare Songs, Vol. 6, Op. 24 :: no 2, Arise!
  • Performers: Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Sting : The Secret Marriage (Hollywooder Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Daniel Hope (Violin); Sting (Spoken Vocals)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Notes: Steerpike Studios, Lake House, Wiltshire, UK (01/2013); Konserthuset, Stockholm (01/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Rózsa, Miklós : El Cid :: Love Theme
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1961

>Zeisl, Eric : Hiob :: Menuhim's Song
  • Performers: Daniel Hope (Violin); Jacques Ammon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Waxman, Franz : Come Back, Little Sheba :: Reminiscences
  • Performers: Jochen Carls (Double Bass); Juan Aisemberg (Viola); Daniel Hope (Violin); Asaf Maoz (Violin); Christiane Starke (Cello); Jacques Ammon (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Quartet Berlin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jurmann, Walter : Tränen in der geige (from Ich will dich Liebe lehren)
  • Performers: Juan Aisemberg (Viola); Jochen Carls (Double Bass); Christiane Starke (Cello); Chie Peters (Violin); Asaf Maoz (Violin); Jacques Ammon (Piano); Daniel Hope (Violin); Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Quartet Berlin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Weill, Kurt : One Touch of Venus :: Speak Low
  • Performers: Max Raabe (Voice); Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 06/1943-09/1943

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Der Schneemann (The Snowman) :: Prelude & Serenade
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1908

>Rózsa, Miklós : Spellbound (Ich kämpfe um dich) :: Prelude & Love Theme
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Morricone, Andrea : Cinema Paradiso (for the film Cinema Paradiso) (a.k.a. "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme")
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Newman, Thomas : American Beauty
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alexander Shelley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1999

>Heymann, Werner Richard : Irgendwo auf der Welt (from the film Der blonde Traum)
  • Performers: Juan Aisemberg (Viola); Christiane Starke (Cello); Chie Peters (Violin); Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp); Daniel Hope (Violin); Jacques Ammon (Piano); Asaf Maoz (Violin); Jochen Carls (Double Bass)
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Quartet Berlin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Steiner, Max [Composer] : Casablanca :: As Time Goes By
  • Performer: Daniel Hope (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1943