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Composer: Eisler, Hanns (1898-1962)

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Year of birth1898
Year of death1962
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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AmsterdamAnna Prohaska and Eric Schneider: Behind the Lines

© Monika Rittershaus
Beethoven, Eisler, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Traill, Ives, Quilter, Cavendish, Schubert, Liszt, Schumann, Poulenc, Mahler, Weill
Anna Prohaska; Eric Schneider

AmsterdamJan Brokken and Berlage Saxophone Quartet

© Merlijn Doomernik
Mussorgsky, Schulhoff, Pärt, Shostakovich, Eisler
Berlage Saxofoonkwartet, Saxophone

LondonWeimar Berlin: Cabaret

© Autumn de Wilde
Weill, Eisler, Krenek, Hindemith
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Audra McDonald

Bussy-le-GrandAmerica, America !

Chaplin, Weill, Rodgers, Bernstein, Eisler, Berlin, Previn, Gershwin
Anne-Marine Suire; Emmanuel Christien

ViennaEisler, Revueltas, Bartók, Henze

Eisler, Revueltas, Bartók, Henze
Peter Keuschnig; Ensemble Kontrapunkte
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Ute Lemper's Songs from Troubled Times delights the Edinburgh Festival audience

Ute Lemper © Karen Koehler
Ute Lemper's barnstorming performance of songs from the Weimar Republic chimes perfectly with the Edinburgh Festival's barbed-wire-and-bluebell logo for 2014.
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Keenlyside and Johnson: Liederabend in Vienna

Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens
Simon Keenlyside and Graham Johnson's concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus featured songs by Schoenberg and his pupil Hanns Eisler, as well as Britten, Wolf, Schubert and Brahms. These consummate artists made a difficult program seem easy to perform and even easier to listen to.
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Jazzy thrills: ACO Weimar cabaret evening with Barry Humphries and Meow Meow a delight

Meow Meow  ©  Karl Giant
When one sees the word “Erotica” in connection with classical music, one is usually safe in assuming that it’s a misprint in the title of Beethoven’s Third Symphony.
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Serially fascinating: Karim Said plays Schoenberg at The Rest is Noise

Karim Said  ©  Aiga Ozo
An International Piano Series event, Karim Said’s recital this Sunday was also part of the Southbank Centre’s Berlin in the ’20s and ’30s weekend, a mini-series within the larger series (super-series, perhaps) which is the year-long Rest is Noise festival. He presented a short series of works by Arnold Schoenberg and his composition students Anton von Webern and Hanns Eisler.
****1
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A marvellous and disturbing Pierrot Lunaire from Stroma New Music Ensemble

Madeleine Pierard
The year 2012 marks the 100th birthday of Arnold Schoenberg’s seminal Dreimal sieben Gedichte aus Albert Girauds “Pierrot lunaire”, more commonly known as Pierrot lunaire. To celebrate this, Stroma New Music Ensemble engaged one of New Zealand’s foremost young singers for Pierrot, and prefaced it with two works by Schoenberg’s pupils.
*****
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