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Escape to Paradise - The Hollywood Album / Daniel Hope

Hope,Daniel
Release Date: 09/02/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002145302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Miklós RózsaErich Wolfgang KorngoldMario Castelnuovo-TedescoHanns Eisler,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel HopeMaria TodtenhauptStingJacques Ammon,   ... 
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic OrchestraDeutsches Kammerorchester Berlin QuartetDeutsches Kammerorchester Berlin Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial 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 Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Hanns Eisler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and more.

The centerpiece is the famous Violin Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The album also contains contemporary soundtrack classics such as Schindler's 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 featuring on this record include Sting, who performs in a new arrangement of The Secret Marriage, a Hanns Eisler composition
Read more (originally with lyrics of Bertold Brecht, to which Sting wrote his own lyrics back in 1987) and German singer-phenomenon Max Raabe on 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 with, his maternal grandparents having fled Hitler's Germany for South Africa, and his parents having fled the apartheid regime for England. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ben Hur: Love Theme by Miklós Rózsa
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959 
2.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
3.
Shakespeare Songs, Op. 24: Sea-murmurs by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin), Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
4.
Hollywood LIederbuch: no 3, An den kleinen Radioapparat by Hanns Eisler
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin), Sting (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
5.
El Cid: Love Theme by Miklós Rózsa
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1961; Spain 
6.
Hiob: Menuchims Lied by Eric Zeisl
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin), Jacques Ammon (Piano)
7.
Come Back, Little Sheba: Reminiscences by Franz Waxman
Performer:  Jacques Ammon (Piano), Daniel Hope (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin Quartet
8.
Ich will Dich Liebe lehren: Tränen in der Geige by Bronislaw Kaper
Performer:  Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp), Daniel Hope (Violin), Jacques Ammon (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin Quintet
9.
One touch of Venus: Speak Low by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin), Max Raabe (Voice)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
10.
Der Schneemann: Prelude and Serenade by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1908; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Spellbound: Prelude and Love Theme by Miklós Rózsa
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
12.
Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Italy 
13.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John Williams
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; United States 
14.
American Beauty: American Beauty by Thomas Newman
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  Alexander Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
15.
Ein blonder Traum: Irgendwo auf der Welt by Werner Richard Heymann
Performer:  Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp), Daniel Hope (Violin), Jacques Ammon (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin Quintet
16.
As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; United States 

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