Hanns Eisler had a composer’s voice, but the expression is inimitable.
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?
Harold Arlen – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R13QZae_Fig
Eisler´s music is well meant.His voice perfectly matches the dull,dreary level of inspiration.
Better than Hindemith, however. And I love the rolled rs.
After Richard Strauss, Hindemith is without a doubt the greatest German composer of the 20th century. Such invigorating, refreshing, stimulating music…a feast for heart and grey matter.
Hindemith is a supreme master!!!
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