This great composer preferred to sing his own lieder

Hanns Eisler had a composer’s voice, but the expression is inimitable.

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  • It’s always wonderful and a real lesson in interpretation to hear composers sing their own songs, even if they croak through them: Reynaldo Hahn, Eisler, Samuel Barber… others? And then there are the composers of the Great American Songbook that sing: Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael…other suggestions?

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