UCLA Orchestra’s Debut CD Dedicated to the Forgotten Work of Eric Zeisl

EriczeislThe UCLA Philharmonia’s  first CD pays tribute to Eric Zeisl, an important but under-recognized Vienna-born Jewish composer who fled to Paris in 1938 ahead of the Nazi invasion. The CD features world-premiere recordings of three of the composer’s orchestral works: “Little Symphony after Pictures of Roswitha Bitterlich,” “November: Six Sketches for Chamber Orchestra” and “Concerto Grosso for Cello and Orchestra,” with internationally renowned cellist and UCLA professor Antonio Lysy as soloist. Director of UCLA Philharmonia Neal Stulberg explained that the decision to focus on Zeisl was “to give the students an invaluable educational experience while sharing high-quality but neglected music with the public.” For more on this release and to listen to clips, visit the UCLA Today website.