Eisler, Hanns

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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

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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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creatorOf Steuermann, Edward. Edward and Clara Steuermann collection, 1922-1981 (bulk 1930-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lehrman, Leonard. Translations of plays by Brecht, 1971-1973. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Mierendorff, Marta. Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Steuermann, Edward. Edward and Clara Steuermann collection, 1922-1981 (bulk 1930-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Marta Feuchtwanger papers, 1940-1987 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Bauman, Mordecai. Papers, 1926-2000. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Feuchtwanger, Marta,. An oral history interview with Marta Feuchtwanger / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by David Farenth, Los Angeles, 1984 April 3 : recording and transcript. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
creatorOf Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. Hanns Eisler papers, 1942-1948. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. Kleine Sinfonie No. 1 : for orchestra, op. 29 / Hanns Eisler. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Mayer, Günther. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Berlin], 13 July 1982, to Joan Peyser, 1982 July 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roullet, Serge, 1926-.... Avoue que tu mens / Serge Roullet, scénario, réal. ; J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Hanns Eisler... [et al.], comp. ; Julie Sozza-Barbier, Christophe Beau, Joël Holoubek... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1906-1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Roullet, Serge, 1926-.... Avoue que tu mens / Serge Roullet, scénario, réal. ; J.S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Hanns Eisler... [et al.], comp. ; Julie Sozza-Barbier, Christophe Beau, Joël Holoubek... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. Papers, 1939-1981. Indiana University
creatorOf Svendsen, Juris. [Juris Svendsen Collection]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn National Lawyers Guild. National Lawyers Guild records, 1937-1990 (bulk 1947-1985). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Gerhart Eisler FOIA Files, Bulk, 1947-1951, circa 1941-1968 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Edward and Clara Steuermann Collection, 1922-1981, (bulk 1930-1980) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Bauman, Mordecai. Mordecai Bauman papers, 1930-1952. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mordecai Bauman Papers, 1926-2006 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978 (inclusive), 1917-1978 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Edward and Clara Steuermann Collection, 1922-1981, (bulk 1930-1980) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Feuchtwanger, Marta. Marta Feuchtwanger papers. 1940-1987. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Hanns Eisler [ca. 2003-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963. Papers, 1921-1963. Indiana University
referencedIn Ruth Fischer papers, 1925-1961 (inclusive) 1940-1961 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hanns Eisler papers, 1942-1948 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Raksin, David, 1912-. David Raksin: an oral history interview with Peggy Mayer Sherry for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Weill-Lenya Research Center, Van Nuys, CA, 1991 Oct. 2. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Juris Svendsen Collection, 1960-1994 Archive of Recorded Sound
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Odets mss., 1921-1963 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Mordecai Bauman papers, 1930-1952 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
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associatedWith Bauman, Mordecai. person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958 person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Marta person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Marta person
correspondedWith Fischer, Ruth, 1895- person
associatedWith Franklin, Carl M., (Carl Mason), 1911- person
associatedWith Hays, H. R. (Hoffman Reynolds), 1904-1980. person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978. person
associatedWith Lehrman, Leonard. person
associatedWith Mann, Heinrich, 1871-1950 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Mayer, Günther. person
associatedWith Mierendorff, Marta. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith National Lawyers Guild. corporateBody
associatedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963. person
associatedWith Raksin, David, 1912- person
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Schrecker, Ellen person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Steuermann, Edward. person
associatedWith Svendsen, Juris. person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith Waldo, Hilde person
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Germany
United States
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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
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Birth 1898-07-06

Death 1962-09-06

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