Ask Me More About Brecht - Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans BungeExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 4:00 PM EDT

Ask Me More About Brecht - Hanns Eisler in Conversation with Hans Bunge

by Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements (United Kingdom)

In this engaging multimedia show, Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements perform excerpts from conversations between composer Hanns Eisler and Brecht scholar and archivist Hans Bunge. Reflecting Eisler's witty and anecdotal style, the conversations are enormously entertaining and stimulating.

Bunge's conversations with Eisler, until recently available only in German, have now been translated into English and offer the most authoritative and illuminating account of the collaboration and friendship between playwright Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler. Berendse and Clements illustrate their presentation with photographs from the period as well as musical samples, including original recordings of Eisler singing or playing piano while in conversation with Bunge. Offering insight into Eisler's life and oeuvre, the presentation also explores Eisler's and Brecht's time of exile in the USA, their encounter before the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Hollywood Elegies, Brecht's understanding of music, Brecht and Schoenberg, Eisler in the GDR and much more. 

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Cost 
Attendance is free!
Location 
ML - Modern Languages
Room 345
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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