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Berlin-based violinist Daniel Hope's latest album takes a deep dive into the rich repertoire of American music, exploring its roots and distinctive qualities. 'We know a piece is from America the moment we hear it,' says Hope. 'But what makes music sound American?' Daniel Hope - America provides some answers, presenting works by composers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Sam Cooke, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Florence Price, Samuel A. Ward and Kurt Weill in outstanding new classical and jazz arrangements by Paul Bateman for solo violin in different combinations, with vocals, piano, jazz trio, string/chamber orchestra and percussion.

Berlin-based violinist Daniel Hope's latest album takes a deep dive into the rich repertoire of American music, exploring its roots and distinctive qualities. 'We know a piece is from America the moment we hear it,' says Hope. 'But what makes music sound American?' Daniel Hope - America provides some answers, presenting works by composers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Sam Cooke, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Florence Price, Samuel A. Ward and Kurt Weill in outstanding new classical and jazz arrangements by Paul Bateman for solo violin in different combinations, with vocals, piano, jazz trio, string/chamber orchestra and percussion.

Track Listing:
1. Gershwin song suite, Fascinating Rhythm (George Gershwin) - Daniel Hope/Marcus Roberts Trio/Zurcher Kammerorchester
2. Gershwin song suite, Summertime (George Gershwin) - Daniel Hope/Marcus Roberts Trio/Zurcher Kammerorchester
3. Gershwin song suite, 'S Wonderful (George Gershwin) - Daniel Hope/Marcus Roberts Trio/Zurcher Kammerorchester
4. Gershwin song suite, The Man I Love (George Gershwin) - Daniel Hope/Marcus Roberts Trio/Zurcher Kammerorchester
5. Gershwin song suite, I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin) - Daniel Hope/Marcus Roberts Trio/Zurcher Kammerorchester
6. A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) - Daniel Hope/Joy Denalane/Marcus Roberts
7. West Side story suite, America (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
8. West Side story suite, Mary (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
9. West Side story suite, Tonight (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
10. West Side story suite, Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
11. West Side story suite, A Boy Like That (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
12. West Side story suite, I Have a Love (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
13. West Side story suite, Mambo (Leonard Bernstein) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
1. Adoration (Florence Price) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
2. Old American songs, set 1, Long Time Ago (Aaron Copland) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
3. Old American songs, set 2, At the River (Aaron Copland) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
4. Rodeo, Hoe-down (Aaron Copland) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
5. Black, brown and beige, Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
6. American song suite, September Song (Kurt Weill) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
7. American song suite, My Ship (Kurt Weill) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
8. American song suite, Speak Low (Kurt Weill) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
9. American song suite, Mack the Knife (Kurt Weill) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester
10. America the Beautiful (Samuel A. Ward) - Daniel Hope/Zurcher Kammerorchester

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