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A film by Bettina Ehrhard for ZDF from 2020. From the advertising text: The zero hour struck in 1945 for music too: New sounds should make Germans better Germans, according to the Allied plan. But with the Cold War came ideological appropriation – on both sides. In the documentary, a little illuminated chapter of German-German […]

Karyn Levitt (Soprano) – Will There Still be Singing?

The New York Eisler interpreter Karyn Levitt (soprano) will perform together with the pianist Eric Ostling on Saturday, October 18, 2020 from 3 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. at MetropolitanZoom her Eisler program “Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret. Brecht’s texts were translated into English by the well-known translator Eric Bentley. … more […]

New release: “Musik und Gesellschaft”

Im September 2020 beim Verlag Koenigshausen & Neumann in Würzburg erschienen. The essentials of the triumphs, avantgarde and fall downs of the music business: clearly, pointedly and presented with spirit. 107 authors, 421 articles: The full range of science journalism and music essay writing. A journey through the times and through musical life from the […]

Events during Corona

Due to the renewed hard lockdown, all events in Germany and Europe have been canceled until further notice. Please contact the organizers for information about possible alternative offers.

Hanns Eisler’s birthday!

Am Hanns Eisler was born on July 6, 1898 at Hofmeisterstraße 14 (formerly Gartenstraße) in the apartment of his grandparents Fischer. The flat is now used for a composer-in-residence program. The city of Leipzig awards the International Hanns Eisler Scholarship. The call for applications for the 2021 scholarship ends today with the postmark of Eisler’s […]