Escape to Paradise - The Hollywood Album (CD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Daniel Hope

Daniel Hope (violin), with Maria Todtenhaupt, Jacques Ammon and Sting

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Quintet of the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Alexander Shelley

In his latest album Daniel Hope shines a new light on Hollywood scores as he takes a widescreen musical journey, seeking out the echoes of exiled European composers, such as Miklos Rózsa, John Waxman, Hanns Eisler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The center piece is the famous Violin concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

The album also contains contemporary soundtrack classics such as Schindler's List, American Beauty and Cinema Paradiso to reflect on the strong musical influence the Exile composer had and still has on contemporary film composers.

Guest artists featuring on this record are no one less than Sting who performs in a new arrangement on “The Secret Marriage” – a Hanns Eisler composition (originally with lyrics of Bertold Brecht, to which Sting wrote his own lyrics back in 1987) – and German singer phenomenon Max Raabe on the famous “Speak Low” by Kurt Weill. Top Arranger Paul Bateman provided brand new orchestral arrangements.

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Sea Murmurs


The Secret Marriage


Irgendwo auf der Welt (from Der Blonde Traum)


As Time Goes By: theme


Tranen in der Geige


Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Serenade from Der Schneemann

Morricone, E:

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme

Newman, T:

American Beauty


Ben Hur: Love Theme

El Cid: Theme

Spellbound: Prelude and Love Theme

Waxman, F:

Reminiscences From 'Come Back, Little Sheba'

Weill, K:

Speak low

Williams, John:

Schindler's List - theme



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Financial Times

6th September 2014

“Pieces played in new arrangements bask in the luxuriantly romantic world of Korngold, Rósza and their contemporaries.”

The Times

29th August 2014


“the real singing comes from Hope’s violin, soaring through an agreeable selection from the works of European composers who found refuge in California. The highlight is Korngold’s Violin Concerto, luxuriously rendered with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and conductor Alexander Shelley.”

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