Hanns Eislers Art Songs: Arguing with Beauty

Best known for his collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, composer Hanns Eisler also set nineteenth-century German poetry to music that both absorbs and disturbs the Lieder tradition. This book traces Eisler’s art songs (German: Kunstlieder) through twentieth-century political crises from World War I to Nazi-era exile and from Eisler’s postwar deportation from the US to the … Read more