Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2023

Paul Dessau - Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig – In Memoriam Bertolt Brecht, Bach Variations (1967)

Paul Dessau was a German composer and conductor, born 19 December 1894 in Hamburg, Germany, died 28 June 1979 in Königs Wusterhausen near Berlin, Germany. 

He is best known for his collaborations with Bertolt Brecht such as "Mother Courage". Banned by the Nazis he fled to Paris and eventually Hollywood. He returned to the GDR in 1948 and became very successful, composing a new National Antherm for the country and winning the National Award three times. He wrote many pieces for children which were preformed frequently in schools. He is buried next to Brecht and Eisler in Berlin.

This is a release in the Philips Modern Music Series.


Side 1:
In Memoriam Bertolt Brecht
A1 Lamento
A2 Marcia: Der Krieg Soll Verflucht Sein
A3 Epitaph

Side 2:
B Bach Variations For Large Orchestra

(320 kbps, cover art included)

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