Composed the music for the 1944 Decca 78-RPM record album, "Mr. Pickwick's Christmas", narrated by Charles Laughton
and adapted from a chapter in Charles Dickens's comic novel "The Pickwick Papers". The recording was later transferred to LP and eventually CD. On both LP and CD, it was coupled with Ronald Colman
's recording of ...
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H. Eisler | Hans Eisler
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Someone who knows only music, understands nothing about it.
A faithful communist, he wrote the national anthem of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), 'Auferstanden aus Ruinen.' While in official circles he was held up as a celebrated cultural figure, Eisler's avant-garde music was rejected by Communist authorities. Eisler would slip away from East Berlin to go bar-hopping in the Allied sectors of the city, a form of recreation cut short by the ...