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Brecht-Eisler Song Book


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Eric Bently, a world-renowned Brecht translator, collaborates with soprano-actress Karyn Levitt on this unique program of Brecht-Eisler songs. | Austro-German composer, Hanns Eisler wrote these songs based on poems and theatre ballads by Bertolt Brecht. | Eisler was a student of Schoenberg and a very important composer of the 20th century, even though he is fairly unknown in the United States. | These songs are presented in English, from their original German, in order to unlock Eisler's beautiful songs for English-speaking audiences. | Levitt sings these twenty-three Brecht-Eisler songs that are rarely-heard and mnay never-before recorded. | According to critic Irving Wardle, Ms. Levitt “negotiates a passage for these songs into the concert hall, and in place of the gritty style allows the songs to bloom...”
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Item number RR62215
Barcode 635309998545
Release date 10/30/2015
Category Vocal
Label ROVEN RECORDS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Levitt, Karyn
Ostling, Eric
Disc: 1
Ballad of the Soldier, Op. 3900:03:24
1 Ballad of the Soldier, Op. 39 00:04:05 Ostling, Eric Levitt, Karyn
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:00:58
2 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 44, The Sprinkling of 00:01:11 Ostling, Eric Levitt, Karyn
12 Lieder aus "Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg"00:02:48
3 12 Lieder aus "Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg": No. 00:03:08 Schimmel, William Levitt, Karyn
Song of the United Front00:03:16
4 Song of the United Front 00:03:16 Ostling, Eric
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:01:08
5 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 3, To the Little Radio 00:01:18 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
The Plum Tree00:01:31
6 The Plum Tree 00:01:49 Ostling, Eric Levitt, Karyn
The Love Market00:02:51
7 The Love Market 00:03:31 Saltzman, Larry Levitt, Karyn
12 Lieder aus "Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg"00:01:12
8 12 Lieder aus "Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg": No. 00:01:25 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
In the Flower Garden00:02:01
9 In the Flower Garden 00:02:10 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:01:04
10 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 16, The Mask of Wicked 00:01:11 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:01:18
11 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 13, Easter Sunday 00:02:01 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:03:18
12 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 2, The Son 00:02:19 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:01:40
13 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 8, On Suicide 00:01:48 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
On the World’s Kindness00:01:00
14 On the World’s Kindness 00:01:45 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
Song of a German Mother00:01:43
15 Song of a German Mother 00:02:57 Schimmel, William Saltzman, Larry Levitt, Karyn
A Saying for 193900:01:22
16 A Saying for 1939 00:01:45 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
6 Lieder, Op. 2800:03:00
17 6 Lieder, Op. 28: Komintern 00:03:05 Ostling, Eric
Elegie 1939 "Truly I Live in a Time of Darkness!"00:02:42
18 Elegie 1939 "Truly I Live in a Time of Darkness!" 00:03:40 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
Hollywooder Liederbuch00:01:02
19 Hollywooder Liederbuch: No. 45, The Homecoming 00:02:03 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
3 Lieder aus "Kuhle Wampe", Op. 2700:03:07
20 3 Lieder aus "Kuhle Wampe", Op. 27: Solidarity Son 00:03:37 Ostling, Eric
2 Elegien von Brecht00:02:00
21 2 Elegien von Brecht: No. 2, You Who Will Be Borne 00:02:31 Levitt, Karyn Ostling, Eric
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