Eisler: Leipzig Symphony, Funeral Pieces / Bruns

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Label: CAPRICCIO
Catalog: C5368
Format: CD

In his late years Hanns Eisler concentrated more and more on compiling his film music scores for the concert hall. That's the case also with his Leipzig Symphony which was not completed when he died. The at that time young composer Thilo Medek recognized this gap and completed the symphony with different pieces out of Eislers film music scores. The compilation of Funeral pieces from Film Music scores was realized by Tobias Faßhauer and Jürgen Bruns in 2015. The scores use film music from the 1947/48 Hollywood movie ‘So Well Remembered.’ At the end of 1955 Eisler wrote the music for the KZ Documentary Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog) for the French movie director Alain Resnais (1922–2014). After many successful concert performances (with and without film) this piece can now be listened to for the first time on album.

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