"Classified by racial profiling as ‘half Jew’, Nazi anti-Semitism would ultimately have made any attempt by Eisler to remain in Germany dangerous. Eisler returned to Vienna even before Hitler’s appointment as Reich’s Chancellor. Yet more threatening for Eisler, Brecht and their wider circle, was their Marxism."
"Schoenberg was sufficiently impressed with Eisler – referring to him as his most talented pupil since Anton Webern and Alban Berg – that he taught him without fee."
I will be including several of Eisler's short piano pieces in the project!
Read more on Eisler's fascinating history here: http://forbiddenmusic.org/2014/07/27/the-kaleidoscopic-contradictions-of-hanns-eisler-1898-1962/