“Charlie Chaplin, Eisler’s friend in postwar Hollywood, described the ruthlessness of the Eisler siblings as coming out of one of Shakespeare’s histories. Hanns Eisler’s use of music as a ‘political weapon’ would be… Continue reading
(“Verwehte Blätter” – “Scattered Leaves” no. 8 Rasch; Fort Wayne Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Constantine: Toccata Classics) It seems incredible that the first time I wrote about the composer Walter Bricht was five years… Continue reading
Pierrot’s Lied from the second act of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt… sung by Bo Skovhus in the 2006 production at the Liceu Barcelona (originally mounted at the Salzburg Festival).
Erich Wolfgang Korngold and family in New York in 1935.