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Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 06 Juli 2013

Hanns Eisler, Bertolt Brecht (c) Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19204-2132

Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler at the Academy of Arts, Berlin, on 21 March 1950. Eisler was born exactly 115 years ago, on 6 July 1898.

Find out more about Hanns Eisler and his collaborations with Brecht here. Their Lehrstück Die Maßnahme, for example, was one of the didactic works of Brecht which he modelled on the Japanese Noh theatre. Due to possible misunderstandings of the play’s political orientation, Brecht forbade its performance – the prohibition was lifted for his 100th birthday in 1998.