Violinist Adam Millstein and pianist Dominic Cheli will perform a one-hour selection of concert music by composers who shaped the sound of film music. All of the composers were from different parts of Europe and were forced into exile following the rise of the Third Reich due to their Jewish Heritage. The musical selections were all written (with the exception of Weinberg’s “Moldavian Rhapsody”) before the war and before each composer’s subsequent exile. However, elements of these concert works demonstrate musical characteristics that later became prominent in film music. The musical works and composers will be introduced from the stage with a guided musicological/historical “tour” by Mr. Millstein. All of the composers ended up working in Hollywood with the exception of Mieczysław Weinberg, who wrote prolifically for film in the Soviet Union.
Other public performances of this program:
October 15 | Holocaust Museum Los Angeles
October 25 | USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies
The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices is made possible through the generous support of Marilyn Ziering alongside the many donors who are inspired by this important work.
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KORNGOLD Much Ado About Nothing Suite
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Sonata quasi una Fantasia
WEINBERG Moldavian Rhapsody for Violin and Piano