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Thread #69564 Message #2412015
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
12-Aug-08 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib? (Brecht
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Und Was Bekam des Soldaten Weib
Brecht wasn't the only one the SED found it hard to live with. There was Ernst Busch, actor and singer of many of Brecht's songs. His move to East Berlin must have seemed natural at the time, but in the early Fifties he was isolated by the Party and lost control of the Amiga record label he had founded right after the war. The 'ban' seems to have been caused by his slapping the GDR Minister of Culture or some other high-ranking figure in the face for insulting him. I've come across East Germans who didn't want to listen to him, due to overexposure - only to discover that quite a large part of his recordings had been kept from them, like the collection of cabaret songs by Tucholsky he re-recorded in the Sixties. Oops - thread-creep???