Hanns Eisler papers
Scope and Content
Collection contains Hanns Eisler's extensive personal and business correspondence from his years in Southern California (1942-48). In addition the archive contains a few biographical documents and photographs. The collection also contains several recordings for films on records by Hanns Eisler. The records have been digitalized and transfered to CDs.
- Eisler, Hanns (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Exile Studies Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) was a German composer. His family moved to Vienna in 1902, and Eisler grew up and studied there, most notably with Arnold Schoenberg in the early 1920s. He moved to Berlin in 1925. Due to his strongly Marxist political convictions Eisler left Nazi Germany in 1933, and travelled extensively for four years. He began teaching at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1938. Four years later he moved to Los Angeles, where he taught composition at UCLA, worked closely with Bertolt Brecht, wrote scores for motion pictures, and co-authored with Theodor Adorno, "Composing for the Films." He was expelled from the United States because of his Communist sympathies in March 1948, and settled in East Berlin for the rest of his life, where he was professor at the Berlin Hochschule fuer Musik and continued to write for films, compose songs and concert works.
3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
This rich collection contains Hanns Eisler's personal and business correspondence from his years in Southern California (1942-48). In addition the archive contains a few biographical documents and photographs. The collection also contains several recordings for films on records by Hanns Eisler.
Included in the Lion Feuchtwanger estate which was given to USC by Marta Feuchtwanger.
- Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources
- Composition (Music) -- Archival resources
- Eisler, Hanns -- Archives
- Exiles -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources
- Exiles -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources
- Feuchtwanger, Lion -- Archives
- Feuchtwanger, Marta -- Archives
- Germany -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Archival resources
- Mann, Heinrich -- Archives
- Sound recordings
- Finding Aid for Hanns Eisler papers
- Michaela Ullmann
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- English, German
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