LARA DOWNES, piano. EXILES' CAFÉ trailer
19 Jul 2012 From EXILES' CAFÉ, a musical journey from pianist LARA DOWNES, a Steinway & Sons Records release. This exquisite collection of romantic solo piano works reflects the longing of exile, around the world and across generations. Far from home but close to the heart, this music tells the story of all the travelers who find themselves, by circumstance or by choice, in the magical otherworld of the Exile's Café. Music by Bartok, Chopin, Fairouz, Korngold, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Sahl, Weill. A film by Brawlio Elias. Featuring miniature works by who composers have exile in common, including: Chopin, Milhaud, Bartok, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Kurt Weill, William Grant Still & Paul Bowles, this album considers the musical communities these composers found in their new homes. The exiles' cafe represents the many actual cafes throughout history where composers and musicians found each o