Eisler: Keenen Sechser in der Tasche
Songs and Ballads - ed. by Oliver Dahin and Peter Deeg

Hanns Eisler’s songs and ballads of the late 1920s and early 1930s have long enjoyed cult status: compositions such as the “Stempellied” (“Keenen Sechser in der Tasche”), the “Lied der Bergarbeiter” or the “Ballade von den Baumwollpflückern” were once popularised by Ernst Busch and can today be heard on CD in their historical gramophone recordings. The scores for voice and piano, however, have long been less easy to acquire. This new anthology of 20 songs (to texts by Arendt, Brecht, Gilbert, Tucholsky, Weinert and others) finally fills this gap: alongside classic Eisler songs long absent from the catalogue, the editors present new and revised editions – including the well-known Tucholsky chanson “Wenn die Igel in der Abendstunde” (“Anna-Luise”) and the “Kuppellied” from Brecht’s “Die Rundköpfe und die Spitzköpfe”. The collection is completed with seven first editions, preeminent amongst them the highly melancholic “Gruß an die Mark Brandenburg” (text: Robert Gilbert) composed in exile. The oeuvre of the song composer Eisler once more proves itself inexhaustible.

Table of contents
1. Stempellied (Lied der Arbeitslosen) / 1929
2. Lied der Bergarbeiter / 1929
3. Gustav Kulkes seliges Ende / 1929
4. Ballade von den Baumwollpflückern / 1930
5. Ballade von den Säckeschmeißern / 1930
6. Wenn die Igel in der Abendstunde (Anna-Luise) / 1930
7. Die Heinzelmännchen / 1932
8. Der Marsch ins dritte Reich / 1932
9. Spartakus 1919 / 1932
10. Die Osseger Witwen / 1935
11. Kuppellied / 1936
12. Mutter Beimlein / 1937
13. Deutsches Miserere / 1943
14. Kälbermarsch / 1943
15. Gruß an die Mark Brandenburg / um 1945
16. Der Butterräuber von Halberstadt / um 1945
17. Aberglauben-Lied / 1948
18. Moritat vom Vatermörder Christopher Mahon / 1956
19. Von den Helden Irlands / 1956
20. Bleib gesund mir, Krakau / 1962
 
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