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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.)
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    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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Carmen Fantasie

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Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra

Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea

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February 2, 2015

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February 8, 2015

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Robert Duerr, conductor

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February 13/14, 2015

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Lawrence Loh, conductor

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February 20-22, 2015

Sunset Boulevard

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Elgin, IL

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February 22, 2015

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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

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March 4, 2015

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Brett Mitchell, conductor

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March 3, 2015

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City University London Performance Space

London, UK

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John Demain, conductor

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Madison, WI

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March 13, 2015

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Bale Mahault, France

 

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March 30, 2015

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Prague, Czech Republic

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April 9, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

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Seoul Arts Cemter

South Korea

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April 14, 2015

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Siegen, Germany

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April 26, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Zachary Brandon, violin soloist, Andrew Koehler, conductor

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony

Kalamazoo, MI

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May 10, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

David Horvat, violin soloist

Antony Tarlton, conductor

Cerddorfa Dimas Powys Orchestra

Powys, UK

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May 15, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Fumiaki Miura, violin soloist

Junichi Hirokami, conductor

Muyazaki Music Festival Orchestra

Myazaki City, Japan

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July 15-16, 2015

Tristan & Isolde Love Music

Hugo Ticcati, violin. Miro Karri, piano

Kuhmon Kamarimusikki Festival

Klukmo, Finland

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