International Conference: Hanns Eisler


International Conference:  Hanns Eisler

Institute of Musical Research, University of London

April 19-20, 2010

Conference convenors:  Erik Levi (Royal Holloway University of London),

Albrecht Dümling (International Hanns Eisler Society, Berlin) and Michael

Haas (Jewish Museum, Vienna)


Keynote speaker: Professor David Blake, University of York


We welcome submission of papers on the work of Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), widely regarded as  one of Schoenberg’s most talented pupils and a pioneer of applied music during the Weimar Republic. As an exile from Nazi Germany, Eisler spent most of the 1930s and in Denmark, England and finally the USA before returning to Europe to take up residency in the newly-founded German Democratic Republic.     


The conference, probably one of the first on Eisler to be held in the English speaking world,  has two broadly-based  themes:

1) Eisler and England    

2) topics of general interest related to the work of Eisler.


Proposals for papers are now invited. Papers should be of 20 minutes duration, and the proposal should be presented as an abstract of not more than 250 words. Please submit by email, in an attachment including your full name, contact details and (if applicable) your affiliation, to the IMR Administrator Mrs Valerie James, at 


Proposals will be anonymised before consideration by the conference convenors.


DEADLINE for proposals: 5pm (GMT), 25 November 2009

Results Announced: mid-December 2009

Preliminary Programme: mid-December 2009