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Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling - Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book album download
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Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling - Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book album download

Performer:
Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling
Album:
Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book
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Vocal Music
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Duration:
49:55
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M & I Recording
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1623 mb
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1321 mb
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1. Ballad of the Soldier. Karyn Levitt, Eric Ostling. 2. The Sprinkling of Gardens. 3. And What did She Get? Hanns Eisler.

Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book. Roven Records RR 62215.

Eric Bentley adapted the song texts (which are poems and theater ballads by Brecht) from their original German into English, unlocking Eisler’s starkly beautiful songs for English-speaking audiences. Vocals: Karyn Levitt Piano: Eric Ostling Produced by Glen Roven. Roven Records ISBN 635309998545. Every purchase supports the neue galerie.

Karyn Levitt is THE performer of the English Eisler/Brecht repertoire of our time. Her close working relationship with her mentor, Brecht translator and friend Eric Bentley gives her the opportunity to consult with a contemporary witness and the source of the acclaimed translations to excite the next generation with Hanns Eisler’s music and Bertolt Brecht’s lyrics. Eric Bentley lives in New York and celebrated his 101st birthday this year. Levitt also recorded the repertoire on her acclaimed CD Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book.

Her new album Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book, recorded with Glen Roven, Eric Ostling, William Schimmel, and Eric Ostling, has just been released. Karyn Levitt looks forward to her CD release cabaret concert with the Hanns Eisler Trio at Neue Galerie on March 31st, 2016

Academic journal article Journal of Singing. Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book. The man most responsible for putting it together was British playwright and critic Eric Bentley, who is probably best known for his play The Life of the Drama. Singer Karyn Levitt's liner notes explain that Bentley had lived and worked in Los Angeles during the 1940s, which was how he met both Brecht and Eisler and began working with them. The specific impetus for the creation of the song book came after Bentley had a chance to thoroughly examine the ten (!) volumes of Eisler songs that were published under the auspices of the East German government.

Karyn Levitt's album features a handful of Brecht-Eisler songs never before recorded in English. Courtesy of Karyn Levitt). Why Brecht and Eisler? Kurt Weill, who composed the music for The Threepenny Opera drew me to Brecht, which then drew me to Eric Bentley. I adored Weill's music, but I was afraid of Brecht. Reading his work is like standing at the edge of the abyss. In corresponding with Eric Bentley, he urged me to consider other composers who had worked with Brecht, but were not well-known in America, specifically Hanns Eisler, who was a student of Arnold Schoenberg.

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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
Brecht-Eisler
1 Ballad of the Soldier Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 4:04
2 The Sprinkling of Gardens Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:10
3 And What did She Get? Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 3:13
4 Musical Interlude: Song of the United Front Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 3:17
5 To the Little Radio Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:19
6 The Plum Tree Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:51
7 The Love Market Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 3:23
8 Song of the Moldau Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:25
9 In the Flower Garden Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 2:09
10 The Mask of Wickedness Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:11
11 Easter Sunday, 1935 Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 2:00
12 The Son Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 2:19
13 On Suicide Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:47
14 On the World's Kindness Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:43
15 Song of a German Mother Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 2:54
16 A Saying (for 1939) Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 1:45
17 Musical Interlude: Komintern Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 3:05
18 Truly I live in a time of darkness! Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 3:40
19 The Homecoming Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 2:03
20 Musical Interlude: Solidarity Song Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 3:15
21 You who will be borne up Hanns Eisler Karyn Levitt / Eric Ostling 2:22