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Heiner Goebbels
Eislermaterial

Heiner Goebbels
Ensemble Modern
Joseph Bierbichler voice
 
Anmut sparet nicht noch Mühe
Allegro assai - aus: Kleine Sinfonie, Moment musical
Andante - aus: Suite für Septett Nr. 14
Und ich werde nicht mehr sehen
Vier Wiegenlieder für Arbeitermütter
Hörstück I (“Einen Moment, gnädige Frau ...")
Ballade von der haltbaren Graugans
Mutter Beimlein
Vom Sprengen des Gartens
Ballade vom zerrissenen Rock
Horatios Monolog - Bericht vom 1. Mai
Hörstück II ("Ich möchte Ihnen einen Vorschlag machen ...")
Kleine Passacaglia - aus: Fünf Orchesterstücke
Finale - Improvisation - aus: Fünf Orchesterstücke
Über den Selbstmord
Kriegslied "Großvater Stöffel"
"Die Fabriken" - aus: Orchestersuite Nr. 3, Streichquartett
Und endlich stirbt die Sehnsucht doch

Recorded October 1998
ECM New Series 1779
 
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Heiner Goebbels pays homage to a formative influence, German composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), in an album of great charm. "Eislermaterial" is one of Goebbels most popular works. It has delighted audiences around Europe and received much positive press since it was premiered in 1998. In "Eislermaterial" Goebbels presents a multi-faceted portrait of Hanns Eisler. At the centre of the work are the touching songs of exile, which Eisler wrote together with Brecht, persuasively sung by German actor Josef Bierbichler. There are also montages from an original documentation with Eisler's voice, newly arranged excerpts from Eisler's chamber music, fragments from an unpublished string quartet, a newly discovered composition for solo clarinet, and Eisler-inspired improvisations