Eisler, Hanns

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1898-07-06
Death 1962-09-06
Germans
German

Biographical notes:

Composed 1932. First performance by the British Broadcasting Corp. Orchestra, London, March 1935, Ernest Ansermet conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Kleine Sinfonie No. 1 : for orchestra, op. 29 / Hanns Eisler. [19--]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 51733565

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) was a German composer. His family moved to Vienna in 1902, and Eisler grew up and studied there, most notably with Arnold Schoenberg in the early 1920s. He moved to Berlin in 1925. Due to his strongly Marxist political convictions Eisler left Nazi Germany in 1933, and travelled extensively for four years. He began teaching at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1938. Four years later he moved to Los Angeles, where he taught composition at UCLA, worked closely with Bertolt Brecht, wrote scores for motion pictures, and co-authored with Theodor Adorno, "Composing for the Films." He was expelled from the United States because of his Communist sympathies in March 1948, and settled in East Berlin for the rest of his life, where he was professor at the Berlin Hochschule fuer Musik and continued to write for films, compose songs and concert works.

From the description of Hanns Eisler papers, 1942-1948. (San Leandro Community Library). WorldCat record id: 715378814

Biographical/Historical note

Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) was a German composer. His family moved to Vienna in 1902, and Eisler grew up and studied there, most notably with Arnold Schoenberg in the early 1920s. He moved to Berlin in 1925. Due to his strongly Marxist political convictions Eisler left Nazi Germany in 1933, and travelled extensively for four years. He began teaching at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1938. Four years later he moved to Los Angeles, where he taught composition at UCLA, worked closely with Bertolt Brecht, wrote scores for motion pictures, and co-authored with Theodor Adorno, "Composing for the Films." He was expelled from the United States because of his Communist sympathies in March 1948, and settled in East Berlin for the rest of his life, where he was professor at the Berlin Hochschule fuer Musik and continued to write for films, compose songs and concert works.

From the guide to the Hanns Eisler papers, 1942-1948, (USC Libraries Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Exiles--History--20th century--Archival resources
  • Exiles--United States--History--20th century--Archival resources
  • Symphonies--Scores and parts
  • Anti-communist movements--History--20th century--Archival resources
  • Anti-communist movements--United States--History--20th century--Archival resources
  • Exiles--Germany--History--20th century--Archival resources
  • Composition (Music)--Archival resources

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)