ISBN-10:
3718655756
ISBN-13:
9783718655755
Pub. Date:
08/01/1995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Hanns Eisler / Edition 1

Hanns Eisler / Edition 1

by David Blake

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Overview

This book makes no attempt to cover all aspects of Eisler's huge output. It does however draw together most of the main threads of his life and deals in detail with several of them. At the heart of the book is the first English translation of the libretto to the unwritten opera ''Johann Faustus'', a text of great literary distinction which represents one of Eisler's most sustained creative efforts. Along with other previously untranslated Eisler writings there are articles by several internationally recognised literary critics and musicologists representing a wide range of approaches. The editor, the only British pupil of Eisler, has contributed a substantial essay on the early music.
David Blake is Professor of Music at the University of York. He was awarded the 1960 Mendelssohn Scholarship, which enabled him to study with Hanns Eisler in East Berlin as a Meisterschuler of the GDR Akademie der Kunste.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783718655755
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Series: Contemporary Music Studies Series
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Another ''Concrete Utopia,''
The Early Music
On the Situation in Modern Music / On the Bourgeois Concert Business
My Father
Die Massnahme: The Vanishing Lehrstuck
On the Invigorating Effect of Music
Eisler's Serialism - Concepts and Methods
Eisler and Adorno
Eisler's An Die Nachgeborenen
Arnold Schoenberg
Hanns Eisler's Deutsche Sinfonie
Hollywood and Home
Notes on Dr. Faustus / Johann Faustus - An Opera Libretto
On the Faustus Debate
Music and Politics - Theme and Variations
Thoughts on Hanns Eisler
Conversations with Hans Bunge / Eisler as a Thinker
Recollections
Introduction - 'I don't give a damn about this Spring,'

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