Balladenbuch, Op.18 (Eisler, Hanns)

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 3. Anrede an den Kran 'Karl' (CA)
#317225 - 1.93MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/27/33

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PDF scanned by Mompou
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Publisher Info.:

Lieder und Kantaten, Bd.2 (No.4 - pp.39-47)
Lieder und Kantaten, Bd.5 (No.3 - pp.91-100)
Leipzig: VEB Breitkopf & Härtel, 1957, 1961. Plates D.A.K. 2, 5.


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General Information

Work Title Balladenbuch
Alternative Title
Composer Eisler, Hanns
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.18
Movements/Sections 6 songs
  1. Ballade von der Krüppelgarde
  2. Abortion is illegal: Ballade zum § 218
  3. Anrede an den Kran 'Karl'
  4. Song des Händlers (Song von Angebot und Nachfrage)
  5. Lied vom Trockenbrot
  6. Ballade vom Nigger Jim
Year/Date of Composition 1929-30
First Performance 1930
First Publication 1931-32 - Vienna: Universal Edition
Librettist 1. David Weber (1899-1978), after Jean-Baptiste Clément (1836-1903)
2-4. Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
5. Walter Mehring (1896-1981)
6. David Weber
Language German
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voice, alto saxophone, 2 trumpets, trombone, snare drum, banjo, clarinet
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