As Time Goes By (From "Casablanca")
Classical music has defined what we hear when we go to the movies. Exploring the inextricable relationship between the traditions of European classical music and Hollywood soundtracks, British violinist Daniel Hope offers a sophisticated, beautiful collection with Escape to Paradise. Revealing the close connection between music from Austria and Germany and great film scores at the dawn of the moviemaking era, the album includes selections by exiled European composers such as Miklós Rózsa, John Waxman, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold—whose Violin Concerto in D Major is the album’s virtuosic centerpiece. Other highlights are drawn from contemporary classics such as Schindler’s List, American Beauty, and Cinema Paradiso. Collaborations with Sting and German singer Max Raabe (who perform songs by Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill) round out this exhilarating album of great cinematic music.