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Eisler Shorts

Hanns Eisler’s life as a composer offers a window on the tumult of the 20th century: wounded in the First World War; studied under Schoenberg; began a lifelong collaboration with Bertolt Brecht; fled the Third Reich for Hollywood exile; ostracised as a Communist, and ended his career in East Germany where he wrote the GDR’s national anthem. This afternoon we follow this journey through a diverse range of short films featuring Eisler’s music, including a live performance of his score for Joris Iven’s Rain (1929) by an ensemble from Birmingham Conservatoire. Elizabeth Adam from the Conservatoire will also sing a selection from the composer’s Hollywood Songbook. Part of The REP’s Epic Encounters season, which includes David Bowie in Baal.


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March 22, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Brecht, Hanns Eisler, live score
This event was part of Flatpack 8


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