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Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

February 15, 2014, 6 pm
AkaMusic Academy in Cracow, Florianka Hall

Another concert from the series “Bridges” is part of the project “Hanns Eisler and his times”, which aims to fill the gap, which is the almost complete absence of the music of this outstanding composer (1898-1962) in Poland. Eisler’s name is often associated with propaganda works (he was a communist, lived in East Berlin after 1948, wrote, among others, the anthem of the GDR), nevertheless, apart from mass songs and applied music, his output includes many excellent works in which he freely principles of socialist realism, he used modern compositional techniques.
Works prepared as part of the project by Polish performers specializing in contemporary music belong to the modernist trend in Eisler’s work – they were created under the influence of Arnold Schönberg, who considered Eisler to be one of his most outstanding (next to Berg and Webern) students.


Hanns Eisler: Reisesonate
Ernest Krenek: Trio op. 108
Hanns Eisler: Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben

Hanns Eisler: Präludium und Fuge über B-A-C-H
Arnold Schönberg: I Chamber Symphony op. 9 (Webern’s edition)


Joanna Gatniejewska – flute
Krystyna Sakowska – clarinet
Joanna Opalińska – piano
Anna Kwiatkowska – violin
Marzena Hodyr – viola
Mikołaj Pałosz – cello


Austrian Cultural Forum Kultury; Music Foundation „Harmonies and Noises”; Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft; Hanns und Steffy Eisler Stiftung; Music Academy in Cracow, „Muzyka Centrum“ Art Society