Music for Spanish Anti-Fascism. Hanns Eisler’s Himne per a l’Olimpíada Popular (1936) and Marcha del Quinto Regimiento (1937)
In April 1936 Eisler visited Spain for the first time in order to attend the 14th Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, held that year in Barcelona. In the Catalan capital, he learned about the celebration, in July that year, of an international ‘People’s Olympiad’, conceived as an anti-fascist protest against the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. He decided to collaborate by composing a representative song for the event.
SchlagworteEisler’s Olympic Hymn Barcelona ‘People’s Olympiad’ Music and propaganda Spanish Civil War Catalan and Spanish battle songs Hangmen Also Die Mitte des Jahrhunderts
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