Hanns Eisler and the years of upheaval
Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Interpretationsforschung,
1–2 June 2018
The languages are German and English.
This symposium takes as its starting point Hanns Eisler's 120th birthday in 2018, focusing on three other historically important years – each of them ending in an "8" – that also signified moments of upheaval in the composer's biography as both man and artist.
1918: The end of the monarchies and of the war – the end of Eisler's military service and a fresh artistic start in a new world in which the New Viennese School was prominent.
1938: The annexation – Anschluss – of Austria by the German Reich, Eisler's departure for the New World, his American exile.
1948: Eisler's return from exile, his new start in the ruins of the Old World.
We invite contributions focusing on these significant events in Hanns Eisler's work and artistic environment, and we welcome approaches from both a historiographical and a theoretical perspective.
Please send your abstract (200–250 words) by 31 October 2017 to iheg(at)hanns-eisler.de. You will be notified of acceptance by 1 December 2017.
Prof. Dr. Christian Glanz (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien)
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fladt (International Hanns Eisler Society)
Dr. Peter Schweinhardt (International Hanns Eisler Society)