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ESCAPE TO PARADISE, LOS ANGELES 1943

Hope – Power – S. Kanneh-Mason – Hampson – Quentin
Some of the most iconic film scores of the 20th century were penned by composers who fled fascist persecution and relocated in Los Angeles. Daniel Hope’s brilliant research, recording and writing, alongside the expert curation and interpretation of Thomas Hampson, the eminent “ambassador of American Song” and founder of the Song of America series, weave together the works and thoughts of cultural and scientific giants.
Programme

Escape to Paradise, Los Angeles 1943

Escape to Paradise, Los Angeles 1943 brings to life, through the twin lenses of words and music, an extraordinary creative flowering driven by one of history’s darkest periods. Daniel Hope’s brilliant research, recording and writing, alongside the expert curation and interpretation of Thomas Hampson, the eminent “ambassador of  American Song” and founder of the Song of America series, weave together the works and thoughts of cultural and scientific giants such as Irving Berlin and Arnold Schoenberg, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, Thomas Mann and Edward R. Murrow, and Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer into a unique tapestry of soaring melody and heart-rending verbal images depicting humanity at its best and worst. This unique evening creates a vivid portrait of the most remarkable diaspora of talent the world has seen.

Media
Pre-concertcast: Daniel Hope in conversation with Charlotte Gardner

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