Watch a curated selection of performances of Carmen Fantasie, Tristan & Isolde, and Ride to Dubno on YouTube.
She’s Alive!!! James Whales’ 1935 classic horror film – starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester — comes to life in a full evening presentation with Franz Waxman’s fantastic score played live. Represented by IMG artists.
John Wilson’s Hollywood Rhapsody on BBC 4
At the Royal Albert Hall in London England on August 26, 2013, John Wilson and his orchestra celebrated the music of Hollywood. Ride of the Cossacks and A Place in the Sun are among the film scores featured. With soloists Venera Gimadieva, Matthew Ford and Jane Monheit.
Watch Per Tengstrand & Shan-shan Sun (Duo Tengstrand-Sun) live at Helsingborg Piano Festival, Sweden 2007-08-05.
December 16, 2006 – January 17, 2007: Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA) honors renowned film score composer Franz Waxman with a 21-title retrospective on the centenary of his birth. Click here to view the PDF schedule of events.
The Song of Terezin by Franz Waxman 40th Anniversary Edition – published for 2 pianos, 2 percussion, mixed & children’s chorus is now available for performance. Contact Themes & Variations for more information.
On January 27th, 2004, the Song of Terezin Oratorio was performed at the Prague State Opera commemorating the day when the Red Army freed the Auschwitz concentration camp. in attendance were former concentration camp prisoners as well as The Presidents of the Czech Republic and Austria, Václav Klaus and Thomas Klestil. Radio Prague News Report (in English).
The Oratorio originated from poems written by children living in Terezín ghetto, later set to music by Franz Waxman in the USA, who himself escaped from the Nazi Germany into the States to become one of the most significant film music composers. This performance was organized and sponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum and was one of 5 in this series.
On August 6, 2006, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra made film-music history Sunday night, Aug. 6, by performing what is believed to be the first-ever live concert of a complete orchestral film score while actors read the script before an audience. The occasion at the Bowl marked the centenary of the birth of both director Billy Wilder (1906-2002) and composer Franz Waxman (1906-1967). Read more details at The Film Music Society.
Watch the recording of Taras Bulba – by Franz Waxman – performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra from January 2011.