HANNS EISLER (1898-1962): Die Maßnahme, Op. 20.
Catalogue Number: 08P063
Label: MDR Klassik
Reference: MDR 1207
Description: This is a very attractively produced product, with around ten period photos (including of the original 1930 premiere) and caricatures, but you're going to need to read German because, incredibly, Leipzig Radio's new label's notes are in only that language. A classic piece of Marxist didacticism in eight sections of prose, unrhymed verse and six songs, this play presents three agitators sent to China to organize the workers and the choice needing to be made when one of them, overenthusiastic, exposes himself and puts the mission in danger from the authorities. German libretto. Götz Schulte (speaker), Angelica Domröse, Gottfried Richter, Christoph Zapatka (actors), MDR Radio Choir, Chamber Philharmonic of Middle German Radio; Johannes Kalitzke.