Hanns Eisler
Date of Birth
Jul 06, 1898
Birth Place:
Leipzig, Germany

Biography

Distinguished German composer Hanns Eisler has composed film and stage music on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Leipzig, Germany, he studied under Arnold Schoenberg and began writing musical scores in the late 1920s. During this time he worked with noted composers Bertolt Brecht, Slatan Dudow and Walter Ruttmann. Throughout his life, his leftist leanings got him in considerable trouble. In...