Exiles in Paradise: Emigre Composers in Hollywood | Naxos 8579055

Exiles in Paradise: Emigre Composers in Hollywood


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8579055

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th March 2020



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 centered 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.

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