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Hanns Eisler was a student of Arnold Schoenberg. He wrote music for workers' choirs in Berlin and the film industry in Hollywood, for avant-garde music festivals and communist party events, for the radio, theatre and cabaret. He composed important piano, chamber and orchestral music, more than 500 songs and a national anthem ...more

 

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Eisler-Mitteilungen 69 published

The new Eisler-Mitteilungen have been published with a major contribution by the Austrian composer Hannes Heher to Charlotte Eisler, the first wife of Hanns Eisler and mother of his son Georg Eisler. Also represented ist Diego Alonso on Otto Mayer-Serra in the 1930s. Peter Deeg discovered a previously unknown text by Eisler about the collapse of the DASP in 1933 and interviewed Jürgen Schebera on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Four anniversaries are still in sight: 250 Hegel - Hölderlin - Beethoven - 300 Breitkopf & Härtel by Albrecht Dümling on the chronicle and with an extract from an interview with publisher Nick Pfefferkorn by Claudius Böhm from Gewandhausmagazin Leipzig.
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With Greetings from the singer Karyn Levitt

Greetings,

As we are all going through these troubled times together, dealing with great losses in the arts because of COVID-19, I thought I'd share this message of hope from Brecht and Eisler in their song, "A Saying for 1939." As we look forward to brighter days, I hope this clip will bring you solace.

With all good wishes,

Karyn Levitt
Executive Director
Royal Road Productions

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Hanns Eisler Scholarship 2021 - Call for applications

Announcement: international Hanns Eisler Scholarship from the City of Leipzig 2021


The International Hanns Eisler Scholarship from the City of Leipzig will also be awarded in 2021. This is the third time that Leipzig, the city of music, is showing the vivid memory of Hanns Eisler, one of the most important composers of the 20th century, who was born in Leipzig in 1898.
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