Kurt Weill Biography (Wikipedia)
Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German composer, active from the 1920s in his native country, 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 wrote several works for the concert hall, as well as several Judaism-themed pieces. He became a United States citizen on August 27, 1943.
- Weill: Der Silberseehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020cnxw.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020cnxw.jpg2014-06-04T21:52:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood looks at Kurt Weill's music from Der Silbersee.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p020cnxy
Weill: Der Silbersee
- Kurt Weillhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020c0gz.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020c0gz.jpg2014-06-04T15:14:00.000ZThe life and works of controversial German composer Kurt Weill.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p020c0kk
- Weill: Threepenny Operahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w137j.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w137j.jpg2014-03-21T17:01:00.000ZHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Weill's Threepenny Opera.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w137m
Weill: Threepenny Opera
Kurt Weill Performances