Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Classical & jazz giants, movie stars, science: Man & God at the Bloomsbury Theatre

Man & God - Bloomsbury Theatre
The name of Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) is not that well known today, pianist, composer and transcriber of music, he is perhaps best known for his Studies on Chopin Etudes including those transcribed purely for the left hand. His son, Leopold Godowsky, Jnr is even less known and yet his life is all the more astonishing. A talented violinist, he married Frances Gerswhin the younger sister of George Gerswhin, thus uniting two remarkably musical dynasties. But Leopold Godowsky, Jnr was also interested in science and with his friend Lopold Mannes the two experimented with colour photography and were responsible for inventing the first practical colour transparency film, Kodachrome.

All this and more is covered in a new musical Man and God with music by Jake Dorfman. A tale taking in Gershwin, Einstein, and Hitler, this incredible story of classical and jazz giants, movie stars, and science, which is being performed at the Bloomsbury Theatre on Saturday 18 May 2019, as part of University College London's Performance Lab.


Full details from the Bloomsbury Theatre website.


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