Someone who knows only music, understands nothing about it.
A composer knows that music is written by human beings for human beings and that music is a continuation of life, not something separated from it.
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|Birth:||6th July, 1898|
|Death:||6th September, 1962|
Hanns Eisler was born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. He was a German composer. He is best known for composing the national anthem of the German Democratic Republic, for his long artistic association with Bertolt Brecht, and for the scores he wrote for films. The Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" is named after him. During the Great War, he served as a front-line soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army and was wounded several times in combat. In 1928, he taught at the Marxist Worker's School in Berlin. He wrote music for several Brecht plays, including The Decision, The Mother and Schweik in the Second World War. In the USA, he composed music for various documentary films and for eight Hollywood film scores, two of which — Hangmen Also Die! and None but the Lonely Heart — were nominated for Oscars in 1944 and 1945 respectively.
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