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Daniel Hope - Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album / WQED: CD Spotlight

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Classical BRIT-Award-winner Daniel Hope's new recording, Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album, draws on Hope's extensive research into European composers - among them Eric Wolfgang Korngold, Miklós Rózsa, Hanns Eisler, and Franz Waxman to name a few - who fled fascist persecution to relocate to Los Angeles where they penned some of the 20th century's most iconic film scores. Released on Deutsche Grammophon, the CD was recorded with Alexander Shelley leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and guest artists including vocalists Sting and Max Raabe, Hope's unprecedented new collection juxtaposes examples of the émigré composers' film and concert music with selections by those they influenced – like leading contemporary movie composers John Williams, Ennio Morricone, and Thomas Newman – in a nostalgic search for the quintessentially lavish "Hollywood sound."

Hope, also known as 'The British violinist' was lauded by New York Times as having a "thriving solo career. One which has been built on inventive programming and a probing interpretive style."  Daniel Hope - Escape to Paradise: The Hollywood Album / WQED: Pittsburgh - CD Spotlight.