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Eisler: Suite for Orchestra No. 4 Op. 30
from the music to the film "Die Jugend hat das Wort"

Eisler travelled to Magnitogorsk in the Urals in May 1932. Here, the Dutch director Joris Ivens was making a documentary film about the incredible Magnitostroy mines. Bearing the name “Pesn o gerojach”, it contains the song “Heldenlied / Die Jugend hat das Wort”. The “Suite No. 4” is based on Eisler’s music to the film and embodies the powerful “Magnito-Komsomolzenlied” to a text by Tretakov – yet another so-called “Kampflied” of great note and one that in its new instrumental apparel dominates the suite’s third movement.
(Jürgen Schebera)

Table of contents
1. Introduktion
2. Larghetto
3. Marsch
4. Finale