×
1/
Skip to main content

Bentley on Biermann: Songs and Poems of Wolf Biermann

Bentley on Biermann: Songs and Poems of Wolf Biermann

Poems by 20th-century German poet Wolf Biermann are preformed in English by the British-born American singer and playwright Eric Bentley. Biermann, born in Hamburg and a member of the Communist party, sympathized with East Germany, and moved there in 1953. Outspoken and occasionally critical of the Communist government, Biermann was in turn heavily criticized in the official Communist newspaper Neues Deutschland, which described his poetry as “anarchistic” and “politically perverse,” despite Biermann considering himself a “good” Communist being ruled by “bad Communists.” The liner notes of this 1968 album include a description of Biermann’s life, selected English texts, original German song and poem text, and news clippings.

Track Listing

icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
101
The Song of the Worst Thing Eric Bentley 1:09
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
102
Ballad of the Poet François Villon Eric Bentley 4:56
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
103
Ballad of the Letter Carrier William L. Moore Eric Bentley 5:09
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
104
The Barlach Song Eric Bentley 2:01
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
105
Nothing to It Eric Bentley 2:03
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
106
Comrade Julián Grimau Eric Bentley 2:12
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
107
Ballad of the Man Eric Bentley 2:44
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
108
Legend of the Soldier in World War III Eric Bentley 2:20
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
201
Ballad of Fredi Rohsmeisel Eric Bentley 3:49
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
202
Do Not Wait for Better Times Eric Bentley 3:21
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
203
Early Morning Eric Bentley 0:35
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
204
The Singers Inagural Address Eric Bentley 1:33
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
205
Toys Eric Bentley 0:47
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
206
To The Old Comrade Eric Bentley 3:12
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
207
Reckless Abuse Eric Bentley 2:53
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
208
Germany: A Winter's Tale Eric Bentley 3:04
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
209
December 1965, Question & Answer... Eric Bentley 1:59
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
210
Soldatenmelodie Eric Bentley 1:26
TOP

.