Donnerstag, 30. September 2010

Ernst Busch - Aurora-Schallplatten Rote Reihe 7 - Hanns Eisler zum 75. Geburtstag (vinyl rip)

This year saw the 110th birthday of Ernst Busch, the great German antifascist singer and actor.

Busch first rose to prominence as an interpreter of political songs, particularly those of Kurt Tucholsky, in the Berlin cabaret scene of the 1920s. He starred in the original 1928 production of Bertolt Brecht's "Threepenny Opera", as well as the subsequent 1931 film by Georg Wilhelm Pabst. He also appeared in the movie "Kuhle Wampe".

A lifelong Communist, Busch fled Nazi Germany in 1933 with the Gestapo on his heels, eventually settling in the Soviet Union. In 1937 he joined the International Brigades to fight against Fascism in Spain. His wartime songs were then recorded and broadcasted by Radio Barcelona and Radio Madrid. After the Spanish Republic fell to General Franco, Busch migrated to Belgium where he was interned during the German occupation and later imprisoned in Camp Gurs, France and Berlin. Freed by the Soviet Army in 1945, he settled in East Berlin where he worked with Bertold Brecht and Erwin Piscator at the "Berliner Ensemble". A beloved figure in the German Democratic Republic, he is best remembered for his performance in the title role of Brecht's "Galileo" and his stirring recordings of workers songs, including many written by Hanns Eisler. He also made a memorable and haunting recording of Peat Bog Soldiers.

We celebrate his birthday with a vinyl rip of an original "Aurora-Schallplatte" honouring Hanns Eislers 75th birthday in the year 1973. This EP is a part of Ernst Busch´s recordings on the "Aurora" label between 1964 and 1974. It is a part of Busch´s great "Chronicle of the first half of the 20st century in songs and ballads".

Ernst Busch - Aurora Schallplatte Rote Reihe 7 - Hanns Eisler
(vinyl rip, 256 kbps, front cover included)

1 Kommentare:

unsorted hat gesagt…

I just want to let you know that here is another dead link. As with the others, if you still have the file, I would be grateful if you could upload it again! Cheers!

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