Events | LA Premiere Screening: Artur Schnabel. No Place of Exile - A Film by Matthew Mishory

Los Angeles | November 7, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile - A Film by Matthew Mishory

We are completely booked up! Admission for the screening will be at a first come, first serve basis. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


A legend among pianists of the twentieth century, Artur Schnabel (1882–1951) is best known as the first performer to record the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. The exiled Austro-German musician and composer was a giant of his time, but today he is nearly forgotten.

No Place of Exile is the cinematic rediscovery of an essential 20th century artist displaced by the catastrophe of the two World Wars and the Holocaust and inspired by the possibilities of modernism.


The film follows pianist and Schnabel devotee Markus Pawlik as he prepares to bring Artur Schnabel’s greatest compositions back to Germany in a major commemorative concert at Berlin's Musikfest. Along the way, we visit the places, landscapes, and history that shaped and inspired Schnabel’s life and music. Commenting on and performing Schnabel’s oeuvre are celebrated actor Udo Samel and musical personalities such as Dietrich Henschel, Igor Levit, Kent Nagano, Leon Fleisher, Jeanne Bamberger, and Walter Arlen.

A Q&A will follow the screening. The evening will open with a performance of Robert Schumann's Phantasie op. 17 (1st mvt.) by Markus Pawlik.


Presented by

Light on Shadow / Monolithic Films / Matthew Mishory

and Villa Aurora


Watch the trailer here:





Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272  

The screening is free of charge, however RSVPs are required via 310.454-4231 or by e-mailing:


Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6:30 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!



Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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