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Eisler: Letters - Volume 3 (1952-1956)

Complete Works Series IX - Volume 4.3

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Breitkopf & Härtel  |  SKU: BV350  |  Barcode: 9783765103506
  • Author: Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)
  • Editor: Maren Köster
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: German
  • ISBN: 9783765103506
  • Size: 5.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Pages: 652

The Major upheavals that transformed society and musical aesthetics during the first half of the 20th century also profoundly affected the life of Hanns Eisler, as well as his compositions and writings. The importance and scope of Eislers oeuvre are reason enough to make his works accessible to musical scholarship and practice in a comprehensive fashion.

The goal of the Hanns Eisler Complete Edition (HEGA) is to present to the public all available compositions, writings and letters in an appropriately scholarly form. It takes a historico-critical approach and seeks to document the history of the works and writings by shedding light on their transformations, thus identifying the various versions as witnesses of evolving aesthetic and historical positions.

Eislers complete oeuvre (only a limited number of his works had penetrated the publics awareness up until the 1990s) first became the object of an editorial undertaking when the "Eisler - Gesammelte Werke" (EGW) was founded by Nathan Notowicz. It was later placed under the direction of Manfred Grabs and Eberhardt Klemm, and began issuing its publications in 1968 through the intermediary of the Deutscher Verlag for Musik in Leipzig. However, only four volumes of music and five volumes of writings were published. The Hanns Eisler Complete Edition pursues the work begun at that time, although it has had to fundamentally revise its editorial principles. in this respect, the Hanns Eisler Complete Edition can be considered as a completely new editorial undertaking.

It became necessary to reconceive the organization of the volumes and series as well as the editorial guidelines in order to adapt the standards of historico-critical editing generally applicable today to the specific and sometimes singular circumstances of Eislers works.

The Critical Commentaries pertaining to the main volumes follow the music section or, whenever they are too extensive, appear in a special volume.

  • Series I: Choral Music
  • Series II: Music for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble or Orchestra
  • Series III: Music for Voice and Piano
  • Series IV: Instrumental Music
  • Series V: Incidental Music
  • Series VI: Film Music
  • Series VII: Sketches and Fragments
  • Series VIII: Arrangements of works by other composers
  • Series IX: Writings, Letters and Interviews
Breitkopf & Härtel

Eisler: Letters - Volume 3 (1952-1956)

$76.95
  • Author: Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)
  • Editor: Maren Köster
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: German
  • ISBN: 9783765103506
  • Size: 5.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Pages: 652

The Major upheavals that transformed society and musical aesthetics during the first half of the 20th century also profoundly affected the life of Hanns Eisler, as well as his compositions and writings. The importance and scope of Eislers oeuvre are reason enough to make his works accessible to musical scholarship and practice in a comprehensive fashion.

The goal of the Hanns Eisler Complete Edition (HEGA) is to present to the public all available compositions, writings and letters in an appropriately scholarly form. It takes a historico-critical approach and seeks to document the history of the works and writings by shedding light on their transformations, thus identifying the various versions as witnesses of evolving aesthetic and historical positions.

Eislers complete oeuvre (only a limited number of his works had penetrated the publics awareness up until the 1990s) first became the object of an editorial undertaking when the "Eisler - Gesammelte Werke" (EGW) was founded by Nathan Notowicz. It was later placed under the direction of Manfred Grabs and Eberhardt Klemm, and began issuing its publications in 1968 through the intermediary of the Deutscher Verlag for Musik in Leipzig. However, only four volumes of music and five volumes of writings were published. The Hanns Eisler Complete Edition pursues the work begun at that time, although it has had to fundamentally revise its editorial principles. in this respect, the Hanns Eisler Complete Edition can be considered as a completely new editorial undertaking.

It became necessary to reconceive the organization of the volumes and series as well as the editorial guidelines in order to adapt the standards of historico-critical editing generally applicable today to the specific and sometimes singular circumstances of Eislers works.

The Critical Commentaries pertaining to the main volumes follow the music section or, whenever they are too extensive, appear in a special volume.

  • Series I: Choral Music
  • Series II: Music for Voice and Instrumental Ensemble or Orchestra
  • Series III: Music for Voice and Piano
  • Series IV: Instrumental Music
  • Series V: Incidental Music
  • Series VI: Film Music
  • Series VII: Sketches and Fragments
  • Series VIII: Arrangements of works by other composers
  • Series IX: Writings, Letters and Interviews
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