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Kurt Weill

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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 ...

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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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I'm A Stranger Here Myself, from One Touch of Venus
I'm A Stranger Here Myself, from One Touch of Venus
Composer
Orchestra
North German Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
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Die Dreigroschenoper; Die Moritat von Mackie Messer; (Mackie Messer)
Die Dreigroschenoper; Die Moritat von Mackie Messer; (Mackie Messer)
Composer
Conductor
Paul Daniel
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Tango Ballade; Pirate Jenny; Cannon Song from 7 Pieces from the Threepenny Opera
Tango Ballade; Pirate Jenny; Cannon Song from 7 Pieces from the Threepenny Opera
Composer
Last played on
Lonely House
Lonely House
Performer
Teresa Stratas and the Y Chamber Symphony
Speak Low
Speak Low
Composer
Orchestra
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra
Last played on
Pirate Jenny
Pirate Jenny
Orchestra
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Threepenny Opera overture (feat. Bertolt Brecht)
Threepenny Opera overture (feat. Bertolt Brecht)
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Die Dreigroschenoper - play with music in 3 acts
Die Dreigroschenoper - play with music in 3 acts
Performer
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Excerpts from Kleine Dreigroschenmusik for wind
Excerpts from Kleine Dreigroschenmusik for wind
Composer
Ensemble
Winds of the Flemish Radio Orchestra
Die Ballade vom ertrunkenen Madchen
Die Ballade vom ertrunkenen Madchen
Ensemble
Calefax Reed Quintet
Composer
Suite panameenne, arr. H K Gruber for jazz band [from 'Marie Galante']
Suite panameenne, arr. H K Gruber for jazz band [from 'Marie Galante']
Performer
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Oh Captain! My Captain!
Oh Captain! My Captain!
Performer
Bostridge and Drake
Dirge for Two Veterans
Dirge for Two Veterans
Composer
Performer
Anna Prohaska soprano
Eric Schneider piano
Beat! Beat! Drums!
Beat! Beat! Drums!
Composer
Performer
Anna Prohaska soprano
Eric Schneider piano
Mack the Knife (Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer)
Mack the Knife (Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer)
Performer
John Mauceri
Ute Lemper and Rias Chamber Ensemble
Das Anstatt-dass song, from 'Die Dreigroschenoper'
Das Anstatt-dass song, from 'Die Dreigroschenoper'
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