Hanns Eisler Instrumental Music

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dc.contributor.other Hanns Eisler es
dc.contributor.other Walter Olbertz es
dc.contributor.other Siegfried Stöckigt es
dc.contributor.other Gerhard Erber es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T17:11:06Z
dc.date.available 2008
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T17:11:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2013-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3895
dc.description.abstract One of the most original and prolific composers of the twentieth century, Eisler proved that expressing humanistic and political concerns does not necessarily lead to musical banalities, but can achieve his stated aesthetic ideal of "freshness, intelligence, strength and elegance" (as opposed to "bombast, sentimentality and mysticism"). Eisler's family could not afford a piano, so he learned music from books and scores, an activity he continued through his teen years (1908 - 1915) at the Staatsgymnasium. In World War I, he served in a Hungarian regiment (1916 - 1918), composed an oratorio Gegen den Krieg (Against War, a title revived later for his cantata with words by Brecht), and afterwards became a student at the New Vienna Conservatory and a proofreader for Universal Edition. Both Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern gave Eisler free private lessons in composition (1919 - 1923), influencing Eisler's highly chromatic and harmonically dense yet witty and graceful early style (notably in the Piano Sonata, Op. 1). Eisler moved to Berlin to teach in 1925, and thinned his harmonic style and added jazz-inspired rhythms. The next year, Eisler joined the German Communist Party, wrote articles for the periodical Rote Fahne (Red Flag), and composed choral works (eg., "Der neue Stern"/The New Star) and popular marching songs ("Solidaritätslied"/Solidarity Song, "Einheitsfrontlied"/The United Front Song, and other classics). In 1930 he began his lifelong collaboration with writer Berthold Brecht, immediately producing Die Massnahme and one of the first important works of socialist realism, the moving cantata Die Mutter (The Mother, 1932). This work contains neo-Classical elements, energetic choruses ("Der zerrissene Rock"/The Torn Coat, about factory bosses who deride workers' needs, and the "Grabrede"/Funeral Oration, a melodically powerful Stravinskian harmonization of Gregorian chant), and touching arias (the extraordinarily beautiful quasi-twelve-tone song "Lob der dritten Sache"/In Praise of Lower Class Causes). The final chorus contains the image of the Mother carrying the red banner, untiringly. After 1933, Eisler's works were banned by the Nazis. Forced into exile for 15 years, he traveled throughout Europe and to the U.S. and Mexico, teaching and composing for films (such as the beautiful Fourteen Ways of Describing the Rain, 1941, based on an anagram of the name Schoenberg). Eisler began his largest work in 1935, the Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50 (1935 - 1957), a soul-moving, dramatic, "anti-fascist cantata" in Eisler's tonal-serialist style. The text is by Brecht with portions from the novel Bread and Wine (1936) by the "renegade" author Ignazio Silone, who opposed Stalin's "show trials." In 1947, Eisler and Brecht were brought before the infamous House Committee on Un-American Activities and questioned about works like "Lob des Kommunismus" (In Praise of Communism) from Die Mutter which states that communism is against filth and criminality. Eisler left the States and eventually settled in the DDR, composing their national anthem, and writing "applied music" for the theater (17 plays), cinema, cabaret (36 chansons, and the splendid "Neue deutsche Volkslieder"/ New German Folksongs), television, public events, and so on. © "Blue Gene" Tyranny, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 1-- Sonata for piano Op. 1 (1923) ; Allegro, Intermezzo (Andante con moto), Finale (Allegro) (Walter Olbertz rec. 1973)-- Piano pieces Op. 3 (1923) ; Andante con moto, Allegr molto, Andante, Allegretto (Siegfried Stöckigt rec. 1973)-- 2nd Sonata for piano in form of variations Op. 6 (1924 -25) (Walter Olbertz rec. 1971)-- Piano pieces Op. 8 (1925) ; Allegretto, Kräftig energisch, Thema mit variationen gemütlich, Allegro con fuoco, Poco allegretto grazioso, Hastig aufgeregt, Andante, Allegro (Siegfried Stöckigt rec. 1973)-- Piano pieces for children Op. 31 (1932) ; I. Theme and variations : Thema andante con moto, 1 Variation, 2 Variation, 3 Variation (Larghetto), 4 Variation (Marsch), 5 Variation (Tempo des themas), 6 Variation (Ruhig filißend), 7 Variation (Dasselbe tempo, 8 Variation, 8 (9) Variation (Tempo des themas), Coda, II. Seven piano pieces : Allegretto, Marsch (Kleiner kanon in der octave), Andantino, Praeludium I. Allegretto, Praeludium II. Andante, Scherzo (Gerhard Erber rec. 1974)-- es
dc.format.extent 54:58min es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (54 min., 58 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.m Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 317413246 es
dc.subject.lcsh Sonatas (Piano), Piano music, Variations (Piano) es
dc.title Hanns Eisler Instrumental Music es
dc.title.alternative Hanns Eisler Instrumentalmusik es
dc.title.alternative Piano Music I es
dc.title.alternative Klaviermusik I es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Edel Classics Gmbh es
dc.identifier.classification 782124844929 es
dc.subject.cdu Eisler.01 es


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1. Sonata for piano Op. 1 (1923) - Allegro.mp3 5:16 7.224Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. Sonata for p ... zzo (Andante con moto).mp3 3:46 5.167Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Sonata for p ... 23) - Finale (Allegro).mp3 4:02 5.525Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Piano pieces ... 23) - Andante con moto.mp3 3:32 4.846Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Piano pieces Op. 3 (1923) - Allegro molto.mp3 1:09 1.590Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Piano pieces Op. 3 (1923) - Andante.mp3 3:27 4.737Mb MPEG Audio mp3
7. Piano pieces Op. 3 (1923) - Allegretto.mp3 1:41 2.306Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. 2nd Sonata f ... (1924 -25) - Completo.wav 8:40 87.45Mb WAV audio wav
9. Piano pieces Op. 8 (1925) - Allegretto.mp3 1:19 1.809Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. Piano piece ... 5) - Kräftig energisch.mp3 1:28 2.022Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. Piano piece ... variationen gemütlich.mp3 3:28 4.751Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. Piano piece ... 5) - Allegro con fuoco.mp3 1:48 2.477Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13. Piano piece ... co allegretto grazioso.mp3 2:04 2.832Mb MPEG Audio mp3
14. Piano piece ... 25) - Hastig aufgeregt.mp3 55 1.268Mb MPEG Audio mp3
15. Piano pieces Op. 8 (1925) - Andante.mp3 1:29 2.033Mb MPEG Audio mp3
16. Piano pieces Op. 8 (1925) - Allegro.mp3 1:46 2.433Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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