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    Composer, conductor, and impresario, Franz Waxman was best known for his prolific
    career as a composer for the motion picture industry spanning 150 scores through the 1930-60’s.
    (At home in 1949 with his piano and collection of the complete works by Bach.)
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    Over the course of his career, Waxman scored over 150 films including five for
    Billy Wilder and four for Alfred Hitchcock including “Sunset Boulevard” and “Rear Window”.
    (On set in 1954.)
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    Waxman won two Oscars for Best Score, was nominated twelve times,
    and was the first to receive the honor in two consecutive years.
    (With Gene Kelly and the award for his 1950 score for “Sunset Boulevard”.)
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    Waxman was also an accomplished concert composer and conductor. To this day, his most
    frequently performed work is Carmen Fantasie which was first recorded by Jascha Heiffetz in 1946.
    (Conducting Honneger’s “Joan of Arc” at the Hollywood Bowl 1949.)
  • franz-waxman-stravinsky-2000-1000
    In 1947, Waxman founded the Los Angeles Music Festival, and over the course of two decades used it as a platform
    to champion American composers and introduce significant international composers with over
    seventy premieres including work by Stravinsky, Shoenberg, and Shostakowitz. (Waxman with Stravinksy in 1960.)

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Sept. 7-18, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Nicola Granillo, violin soloist

Church of San Vidal

Venice, Italy

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September 13, 1015

Sinfonietta for string orchestra & timpani

Marzena Diakun, conductor

Orchestra Radio France

Paris, France

 

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September 20, 2015

Auld Lang Syne Variations

Contraste Ensemble

Radio France

Paris, France

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October 2, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Philip Brett, violin

Alexander Panfilov, piano

Alive With Music

The Bridgewater Hall

Manchester, UK

 

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October 8, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Charlie Lovell-Jones, soloist

John Wilson, conductor

RTE Concert Orchestra

National Concert Hall

Dublin, Ireland

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October 15/16, 2015

Rebecca

Hollywood in Vienna: Tales of Mystery

Keith Lockhart, conductor

ORF RSO Symphony Orchestra

Vienna, Austria

 

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October 16/17, 2015

The Ride of the Cossacks

Michael Zarling and Scott Koljonen, duo pianists

University of Montana School of Music

Music Recital Hall

Missoula, MT

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October 17, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Joshua Brown, soloist. Stephen Alltop, conductor

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra

Elmhurst, IL

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October 22, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Tobias Feldmann, violin soloist

Boris Kusnezow, pianist

Erhoungshaus Leverkuswn

Leverkusen, Germany

 

 

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October 24, 2015

Cafe Waltzes

Trio Nova Mundi

Gannon University

Hirt Auditorium, Blasco Library Library

Erie, PA

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October 24 & 25, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Josephine Chung, soloist, Dr. Nicholas Milton, conductor

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra

The Concourse Chatswood – Last Night at Proms

Chatswood, Australia

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October 25, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Aylen Pritchin. violin

Sophie Labandibar, piano

Labarde, France

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November 4, 2015

Sunset Boulevard

Jose Serebrier, conductor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall

London, England

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November 8, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Wong Kar Wai, violin soloist

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Victoria Concert Hall

Shanghai, China

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November 21, 2015

A Place in the Sun Scenario

Lauren Green, conductor

Bartlesville Symphony

Bartlesville Community Center

Bartlesville, OK

 

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November 30, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Roberto Righetti, soloist

Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi

Torino, Italy

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February 27, 2016

Carmen Fantasie

James Poulsen, violin

Blair Cargill, piano

Kemnay Church Center

Inverurie, Scottand

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April 7, 2016

Carmen Fantasie

Rennosuke Fukuda, violin soloist

Kazuki Yamada, conductor

The Philharmonia

Royal Festival Hall

London, England

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April 16, 2016

Carmen Famtasie

Alexander Eisenberg, violin soloist

Eric Kujawsky, conductor

Redwood Symphony Orchestra

Canada College Main Theatre

Redwood, CA

 

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July 9, 2016

Tristan & Isolde Fantasie

Peter Nall, violin soloist

Ealing Symphony Orchestra

St. Barnabas Church

London, England

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