Eisler - Lieder Vol.2: Songs & Ballads | MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm) MDG6132040

Eisler - Lieder Vol.2: Songs & Ballads

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Label: MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm)

Cat No: MDG6132040

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 10th November 2017

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MDG is delighted to announce the second volume of their critically acclaimed Eisler Lieder recordings.

In 1948 Hanns Eisler returned to Europe from exile in the United States, where he had found refuge from the National Socialist regime. On his return he found hardly any traces of the Germany he had left in 1937 and expressed his feelings of grief and loss in many choice songs - some of which Holger Falk and Steffen Schleiermacher have selected for the enthralling and exemplary programme on this second volume of their Eisler edition.

These songs lend expression to Eisler’s profound love for Germany - a passion hardly to have been expected from a committed communist! He even calls for praise of Germany (“Deutsche Heimat, sei gepriesen”) in the Neue deutsche Volkslieder to texts by Johannes R. Becher. Eisler employs the folk element to counteract the poet’s tone, which at times exceeds the proper limits of pathos, and produces a tender emotional picture. Recommended listening!

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