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Kurt Weill

Born 2 March 1900. Died 3 April 1950.
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Kurt Weill: Violin Concerto (Op. 12)

Charles Hazlewood and Clio Gould explore Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto.

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Biography

Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German composer, active from the 1920s, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Weill held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose. He also wrote several works for the concert hall, as well as several Judaism-themed pieces.

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