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Hanns Eisler Political Musician

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Hanns Eisler Political Musician by Albrecht Betz
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Originally published in German in 1976, this is the first study of Hanns Eisler to appear in English. 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, which coincided with the last years of the Weimar Republic, 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 distinguished from other great twentieth-century composers in his belief that music had a social function, and how he liberated modern music from what he and others felt was its isolation - an isolation caused by the separation of musical technique from social content. In particular, the 1920s were an important period in the development of the composer, who, along with his friends Brecht, Piscator and Grosz, launched a new political art. The social changes caused by World War I and the October Revolution, Schoenberg's revolutionary atonality and dodecaphony, and the impact of new mass media - radio, phonograph and sound films - all contributed to this development. This new English edition is illustrated with music examples and includes a complete list of works, and a bibliography which has been adapted for the English-speaking reader.
Release date NZ
June 10th, 1982
Author
Contributor
Translated by Bill Hopkins
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations, music, bibliography, index
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
338
Dimensions
138x216x22
ISBN-13
9780521240222
Product ID
2069300

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