After pudgy little Hanns Eisler, German born Hollywood composer, got into trouble last September with the House Un-American Activities Committee, his fellow composers began to think more highly than ever of his music. To show their disdain for mixing politics with art, several of them got together to sponsor an all Eisler concert in Hollywood's Coronet Theater. It was a sellout at a $6 top—all 300 seats.

Hanns's composer friends* decided to hold another all-Eisler concert in Manhattan, and engaged Town Hall for Feb. 28. Hanns promised to bring forth a new work for the occasion. It was to be...

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