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Performance, Music and Cultural History

25 May 2011

'Hanns Eisler in conversation with Hans Bunge' on Wednesday 25 May (5pm) at The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama


Born in Leipzig in 1898, Hanns Eisler is one of the most fascinating and controversial composers of the twentieth-century. Between 1958 until shortly before his death in 1962, Eisler was interviewed by Hans Bunge. These recorded conversations are intriguing, entertaining and informative personal reflections on half a century of artistic and political turbulence.

Sabine Berendse, Hans Bunge’s daughter, and Paul Clements have recently finished the first complete translation into English of these conversations. During this event you will see a dramatic reconstruction of extracts from the conversations and hear recorded words and music from Eisler himself.

FREE – no need to book, just turn up

Organised by Drama, part of the School of Arts, Histories & Cultures