Gegen den Krieg, Op.55 (Eisler, Hanns)

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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Lieder und Kantaten, Bd.3 (pp.225-236)
Leipzig: VEB Breitkopf & Härtel, 1958. Plate D.A.K. 3.
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General Information

Work Title Gegen den Krieg
Alternative. Title Thema und Variationen
Composer Eisler, Hanns
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.55
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Theme and 24 variations
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1936
First Performance. 1936? (see below)
First Publication. 1957
Copyright Information Most likely public domain in the USA, despite publication date.

In the USA this work is most likely in the public domain because it was published without a compliant copyright notice, no renewal was found after a thorough search of the Catalog of Copyright Entries, or it was either ineligible for "restoration" under GATT/TRIPs and/or no record of an NIE filing was found in the online records of the US Copyright Office.

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Librettist Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation SATB choir a cappella

Misc. Comments

The official Breitkopf & Härtel page for the work gives the opus number as Op.55, though other sources give it as Op.51.

The piece was written for a contest sponsored by a private chorus in Switzerland in 1936; the jury consisted of Arthur Honegger and Ernst Krenek, among others.