HANNS EISLER (1898-1962): Leipzig Symphony (reconstr. & compl. Tilo Medek [1940-2006] - World Premiere Recording), Funeral Pieces from Film Scores (arr. Jürgen Bruns [b.1966] and Tobias Faßhauer [b.1966]) (MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig), Night and Fog - Original Motion Picture Score (Kammersymphonie Berlin).
Catalogue Number: 09V001
Description: In his late years Eisler concentrated on compiling his film music scores for the concert hall. That was the case also with his Leipzig Symphony which was not completed when he died. The young composer Tilo Medek completed the symphony with various pieces from Eisler’s film scores. The compilation of funeral pieces from Film scores was realized in 2015, using film music from the 1947/48 Hollywood movie “So Well Remembered.’ At the end of 1955 Eisler wrote the music for Alain Resnais’ 1955 Nazi concentration-camp documentary Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog). After many successful concert performances (with and without the film) this piece appears for the first time on disc. Jürgen Bruns (conductor).