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Eisler: Deutsche Symphonie / Pommer, Rso Berlin


Release Date: 06/16/1998 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 9326   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hanns Eisler
Conductor:  Max Pommer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hanns Eisler’s Deutsche Symphonie must be ranked alongside Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw and Hartmann’s Concerto funebre as one of the most powerful anti-fascist compositions of the first half of the 20th century. Conceived over 12 years, during Eisler’s enforced exile in America, the work is sustained both by the dynamism of Brecht’s texts and by the composer’s accessible utilisation of the 12-note technique. In this live recording (from 1987), Max Pommer exerts impressive command over the Berlin Radio Choir and SO. He generates considerable urgency at the climax of the opening Praeludium and the first Etüde for orchestra. Like the Deutsche Symphonie, Eisler’s seven chamber cantatas are bitter indictments of totalitarianism. Read more Although the underlying message of each work remains despairing, one cannot help but marvel at Eisler’s capacity to draw the maximum variety of styles and approaches out of extremely modest vocal and instrumental resources. The performers here seem entirely attuned to the musical idiom, and deliver each work with conviction and total commitment.

-- Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50 by Hanns Eisler
Conductor:  Max Pommer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1957 

Sound Samples

Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: I. Praeludium
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: II. Passacaglia, "An die Kampfer in den Konzentrationslagern"
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: III. Etude No. 1
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: IV. Potsdam
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: V. In Sonnenburg
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: VI. Etude No. 2
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: VII. Begrabnis des Hetzers im Zinksarg
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: VIII. Bauernkantate: Missernte
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: VIII. Bauernkantate: Sicherheit
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: VIII. Bauernkantate: Flustergesprache
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: VIII. Bauernkantate: Bauernliedchen
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: IX. Arbeiterkantate, "Das Lied vom Klassenfeind"
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: X. Allegro
Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50: XI. Epilog

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