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Hanns Eisler Political Musician

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ISBN-10: 0521240220

ISBN-13: 9780521240222

Edition: 1982

Authors: Albrecht Betz, Bill Hopkins

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Eisler's role in German music is similar to that of Brecht in German literature and the two men worked together for nearly thirty years. Together with Webern and Berg, Eisler is considered one of the three great pupils of Schoenberg. Albrecht Betz divides Eisler's life and music into four periods. The early formative period as student of Schoenberg includes compositions written in Vienna up to 1925. From 1926 to 1933, the second period, Eisler lived in Berlin and made his greatest impact with his political vocal music. The third phase of Eisler's life, fifteen years of exile, was spent principally in the USA, and the fourth (from 1948) in East Germany. The author shows how Eisler is…    
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Book details

List price: $95.99
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/1982
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 338
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

PublisherG++s note
Early years in Vienna
Berlin - music and politics
Fifteen years of exile
The final decade
EislerG++s modernity
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