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Cello and Piano Recital: Smith, Brinton Averil / Chen, Evelyn (Exiles in Paradise - Émigré Composers in Hollywood)

    
      

 

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Cello and Piano Recital: Smith, Brinton Averil / Chen, Evelyn (Exiles in Paradise - Émigré Composers in Hollywood)

Political crises and rising antisemitism 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 centred 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.


Godowsky, Leopold
Smith, Brinton Averil / Heifetz, Jascha, arranger(s)

  Triakontameron, 30 Moods and Scenes in Triple Measure: No. 11. Alt-Wien (Old Vienna) (arr. by J. Heifetz and B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
1.   Triakontameron, 30 Moods and Scenes in Triple Measure: No. 11. Alt - Wien (Old Vienna) (arr. by J. Heifetz and B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:02:28

Rachmaninov, Sergey
Smith, Brinton Averil, arranger(s)

  Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 5. Serenade (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
2.   Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 5. Serenade (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:03:05

Stravinsky, Igor
Smith, Brinton Averil / Stravinsky, Igor / Dushkin, Samuel, arranger(s)

  L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird): Berceuse (arr. S. Dushkin, I. Stravinsky and B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
3.   L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird): Berceuse (arr. S. Dushkin, I. Stravinsky and B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:03:03

Schoenberg, Arnold
Smith, Brinton Averil, arranger(s)

  Das Buch der hängenden Gärten (The Book of the Hanging Gardens), Op. 15: No. 5. Saget mir, auf welchem Pfade (Tell Me on Which Path) (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
4.   Das Buch der hängenden Gärten (The Book of the Hanging Gardens), Op. 15: No. 5. Saget mir, auf welchem Pfade (Tell Me on Which Path) (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:01:09

Achron, Joseph
Smith, Brinton Averil, arranger(s)

  Zwei Stimmungen (Two Moods), Op. 32: No. 1 in D Minor (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
5.   Zwei Stimmungen (Two Moods), Op. 32: No. 1 in D Minor (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:01:51

Gruenberg, Louis
Smith, Brinton Averil, arranger(s)

  Jazzettes, Op. 26: III. Allegro ritmico (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
6.   Jazzettes, Op. 26: III. Allegro ritmico (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:03:11

Toch, Ernst

  3 Impromptus, Op. 90c
7.   No. 1. Andante cantabile 00:02:06
8.   No. 2. Allegretto grazioso 00:01:05
9.   No. 3. Adagio, con espressione 00:02:57

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario

  I nottambuli (Night Owls), Op. 47
10.   I nottambuli (Night Owls), Op. 47 00:13:55

Rózsa, Miklós

  Toccata capricciosa, Op. 36
11.   Toccata capricciosa, Op. 36 00:05:49

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
Smith, Brinton Averil, arranger(s)

  4 Pieces from Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11 (arr. B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
12.   No. 1. Mädchen im Brautgemach (Maiden In the Bridal Chamber) 00:02:56
13.   No. 2. Holzapfel und Schlehwein, "Marsch der Wache" (Dogberry and Verges, "March of the Watch") 00:01:57
14.   No. 3. Gartenscene (Garden Scene) 00:04:33
15.   No. 4. Mummenschanz, "Hornpipe" 00:01:58

Waxman, Franz
Grigorian, David, arranger(s)

  Carmen Fantasie (arr. D. Grigorian for cello and piano)
16.   Carmen Fantasie (arr. D. Grigorian for cello and piano) 00:10:58

Gershwin, George
Smith, Brinton Averil / Heifetz, Jascha, arranger(s)

  Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So (arr. J. Heifetz and B.A. Smith for cello and piano)
17.   Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So (arr. J. Heifetz and B.A. Smith for cello and piano) 00:02:37

Total Playing Time: 01:05:38






Composer(s):
Achron, Joseph; Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario; Gershwin, George; Godowsky, Leopold; Gruenberg, Louis; Korngold, Erich Wolfgang; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Rózsa, Miklós; Schoenberg, Arnold; Stravinsky, Igor; Toch, Ernst; Waxman, Franz

Arranger(s):
Dushkin, Samuel; Grigorian, David; Heifetz, Jascha; Smith, Brinton Averil; Stravinsky, Igor

Artist(s):
Chen, Evelyn; Smith, Brinton Averil

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.579055

Barcode: 747313905577

Release Date: 03/2020

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