Hanns Eisler
Rockefeller Film Music Project 1940-1942
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The DVD Edition

A Child Went Forth

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Sequence G

(Clay and Sand …)

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(Dog Washing)

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A Child Went Forth

Documentary, USA 1941

Production: National Association of Nursery Educators

Screenplay: Joseph Losey

Direction: Joseph Losey, John Ferno

Eisler arranged parts of the music for this film as the Suite for Septet Nr. 1 op.92a (‘Variations on American Children’s Songs’). The DVD contains the complete film version, i.e. also the parts which were not taken over into the suite, among them an excerpt from Eisler’s String Quartet and an adaptation of the Comintern Song. Here also the recording was conducted by the exceptional Jascha Horenstein in 1941 .




Hanns Eisler Society

The DVD Project was
sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

and the Hanns and Steffy

Eisler Foundation