[78-L] HANS EISLER in Hollywood ?

Thomas Stern sternth at attglobal.net
Sun Apr 14 18:09:01 PDT 2013

Thanks David!

L 3589A  DECCA 23365A  The Oldest Christmas Story (Gospel according to St.Luke)
L 3590A  DECCA 23365B  The Story of the Three Wise Men (Gospel according to St.Matthew)

one source states
Mr. Pickwick's Christmas  mx's are L 3577-3580  recorded in Los Angeles, Sept. 5, 1949

That would make the LP issue DLA 8010 1949 or 1950!!

The MCA reissue is MCA 15010
The DG  reissue CD listed as 105 3441

Can anyone confirm?

Best wishes, Thomas.

according to WIKI:
 After 1933, Eisler's music and Brecht's poetry were banned by the Nazi Party. Both artists went into exile. While Brecht settled
in Svendborg, Denmark, Eisler travelled for a number of years, working in Prague, Vienna, Paris, London, Moscow, Spain, Mexico and
Denmark. He made two visits to the USA, with speaking tours from coast to coast.

In 1938, Eisler finally managed to get a permanent visa for the USA. In New York City, Eisler taught composition at New School for
Social Research and wrote experimental chamber and documentary music. In 1942, he moved to Los Angeles, where he joined Bertolt
Brecht who arrived there in 1941 after travelling from Denmark via Moscow, Vladivostok and across the Pacific Ocean to California.

On 26 March 1948, Eisler and his wife, Lou, departed from LaGuardia Airport flying to Prague.

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The other Laughton Decca, "The Oldest Christmas Story" and whatever's on the

Was he in the US when those Timely songs were recorded in 1935-7?


On 4/14/2013 7:18 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> Decca set DA-379            2-12" 78rpm. 1944
> Decca DL/DL7 8010                 LP     1949
> MCA Special Markets xxxx          LP     1973
> Deutsche Grammophon xxxxx         CD     2005
> Mr. Pickwick's Christmas, read by Charles Laughton
> music composed and directed by Hans Eisler.
> [LP couples this with A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Ronald Colman]
> What other of EISLER's work in the US is on records ???
> Best wishes, Thomas.
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