"Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" (later known as "Mack the Knife" or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife") is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, including a US and UK number one hit for Bobby Darin in 1959.
Performances & Interviews
- Kurt Weill: The Ballad of Mack the Knifehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06rs1lb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06rs1lb.jpg2018-11-29T12:00:00.000ZThe biting political satire from 1920s Berlin that would pass into legend.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06tmy7w
Kurt Weill: The Ballad of Mack the KnifeThe biting political satire from 1920s Berlin that would pass into legend.