Kurt Weill On Stage

Author: Foster Hirsch
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879109905
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(Limelight). His best-known song is "Mack the Knife," with words by Bertolt Brecht, from The Threepenny Opera , first performed in Weimar Berlin in 1928. Five years later, Kurt Weill fled the Nazis to come to America, where he soon emerged as one of the most admired composers of the Broadway musical stage. His shows included: Knickerbocker Holiday, Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus, Street Scene and Lost in the Stars . His songs: "My Ship," "September Song," "Speak Low" and "It Never Was You." This biography concentrates on Weill's career in the United States, but its aim is to explore the truth in the comment made by Weill's wife, the unforgettable Lotte Lenya: "There is no American Weill, there is no German Weill. There is no difference between them. There is only Weill."

From Berlin To Broadway

Author: Kurt Weill
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Kurt Weill

Author: Jürgen Schebera
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300072846
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Examining the life of Kurt Weill, this text explores the phases of the composer's life, from his childhood as the son of a cantor in the Jewish section of Dessau, Germany, to his renunciation of Germany in 1933. It also looks at his emigration to America (1935) and his premature death (1950).

Kurt Weill

Author: Ronald Taylor
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Son of a German Jewish cantor, Kurt Weill is best known for The Threepenny Opera. This study of the composer and his life draws on Weill's letters and writings, as well as on the testimony of those that knew him.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

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Kurt Weill

Author: David Farneth
Editor: Overlook Press
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A look at the life of a legendary composer, from his German-Jewish upbringing through his early political career and beyond, includes all of his songs, as well as the details of his famous affair with Lotte Lenya.

Kurt Weill

Author: Carolyn Weber
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Kurt Weill S America

Author: Naomi Graber
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190906588
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"This book traces composer Kurt Weill's changing relationship with the idea of "America." Throughout his life, Weill was fascinated by the idea of America. His European works such as The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1930), depict America as a capitalist dystopia filled with gangsters and molls. But in 1935, it became clear that Europe was no longer safe for the Jewish Weill, and he set sail for New World. Once he arrived, he found the culture nothing like he imagined, and his engagement with American culture shifted in intriguing ways. From that point forward, most his works concerned the idea of "America," whether celebrating her successes, or critiquing her shortcomings. As an outsider-turned-insider, Weill's insights into American culture are somewhat unique. He was more attuned than native-born citizens to the difficult relationship America had with her immigrants. However, it took him longer to understand the subtleties in other issues, particularly those surrounding race relations. Weill worked within transnational network of musicians, writers, artists, and other stage professionals, all of whom influenced each other's styles. His personal papers reveal his attempts to navigate not only the shifting tides of American culture, but the specific demands of his institutional and individual collaborators"--

New York

Author: Horst Weber
Editor: de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783598237478
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Das mehrbändige Werk Quellen zur Geschichte emigrierter Musiker 1933-1950 verzeichnet Sammlungen von Dokumenten zur Musikgeschichte des Exils, die zum großen Teil bisher weder ediert noch in publizierten Verzeichnissen katalogisiert sind. Die Bände sind nach Regionen gegliedert: Band 1: Kalifornien liegt bereits vor, mit Band 2: New York wird ein weiterer wichtiger Schwerpunkt der Emigration erschlossen. Jeder Band erfasst Sammlungen von Dokumenten an Standorten der jeweiligen Region. Die Quellen -- z. B. Reisedokumente, Schriften, Verträge, Tagebücher, insbesondere aber Briefe -- werden inhaltlich über ein Schlagwortverzeichnis erschlossen. Erfasst sind Dokumente zur Verfolgung und zum Emigrationsweg, zum Wirken der Emigranten in ihrer neuen Heimat, zur Reflexion der Exilsituation, zu Ereignissen der Zeitgeschichte und nicht zuletzt zum Musikleben in der Emigration. Im Anhang jedes Bandes werden ausgewählte Quellen abgedruckt, die die Bedingungen des Exils und die unterschiedlichen Lebenswege der Musiker veranschaulichen.

Kurt Weill In Europe

Author: Kim H. Kowalke
Editor: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press
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Kurt Weill 1900 1950

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Dreihundert Jahre Deutsche Einwanderer In Nordamerika 1683 1983

Author: Klaus Wust
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Weill S Musical Theater

Author: Stephen Hinton
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271777
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"This book, the first scholarly consideration of Weill's complete output of stage works, is without doubt the most important critical study of the composer's oeuvre to date in any language. Hinton's scholarship is superior and his insights original and illuminating. The product of several decades of engagement with Weill's works, their sources and reception, as well as the secondary literature, the book is a stunning achievement. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it will take its place as one of the cornerstones of Weill studies."--Kim H. Kowalke, University of Rochester and President, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music "In "Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform," Stephen Hinton reminds us that Kurt Weill was always a revolutionary. The composer's insistent dedication to a provocative, constantly evolving lyric theater that spoke directly to audiences meant that Weill remained as controversial as he was popular. The celebrity that endeared him to Broadway made him anathema in Berlin. Some sixty years after Weill's death, Hinton is finally able to demonstrate the consistent brilliance, theatrical power, and coherence of a composer who revolutionized every genre he touched (or used) and whose collaborators read as a who's who of twentieth-century theater." --David Savran, author of "Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class" "Stephen Hinton presents us with an image of Weill that is at once monumental yet still alive. A truly Protean figure, Weill is not an easy man to grasp in his totality; Brecht once wrote that a man thrown into water will have to develop webbed feet, and as a refugee from Nazi Germany, Weill had to become a cultural amphibian. But in "Weill's Musical Theater" we see the composer from every angle: through the gaze of countless critics and reviewers, through Weill's own eyes, and finally through the filter of Hinton's judicious, focused prose. This account will stand."--Daniel Albright, author of "Untwisting the Serpent: Modernism in Music, Literature, and Other Arts"

The New Grove Dictionary Of Music And Musicians Wagon To Z Ywny

Author: Stanley Sadie
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Musiktheater Im Exil Der Ns Zeit

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Creating The New Musical

Author: Armin Geraths
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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This volume is a contribution to the aesthetics of the «new musical», which has developed into a high art form over the last thirty years. The decisive breakthrough occurred with Bernstein's West Side Story in 1957. It was the producer of this show, Harold Prince, whose subsequent epoch-making directorial and conceptual work created the basis on which the individual work of Kander, Sondheim and Lloyd Webber reached a unified level of the highest quality. The «new musical» and its creator Harold Prince were the subjects of a symposium held at the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin a few days after the World Premiere of Bounce in the presence of the Broadway Master. Contributors were academics and theatre practitioners offering a double perspective modeled on the outstanding example of the collaboration set by Foster Hirsch and Harold Prince.

Kurt Weill

Author: Helmut Loos
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Broadway Sheet Music

Author: Donald J. Stubblebine
Editor: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
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Stubblebine, also the author of Cinema Sheet Music (1991), provides a comprehensive listing of the published songs from every composer in all Broadway shows, 1918 through 1993. Each of the 2,562 entries include the show's title, year the show opened, a listing of all songs in the production with composers and lyricists, and the show's leading players. The sheet music cover is also described, along with a one-line synopsis of the show. A limited number of shows that closed before reaching Broadway are also included. Indexed by song and by composer/lyricist. c. Book News Inc.

Show Music On Record

Author: Jack Raymond
Editor: Washington, D.C. [i.e. Falls Church, VA] (3713 George Mason Dr. #1714, Falls Church 22041) : J. Raymond
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A comprehensive list of original cast and studio cast performances issued on commercial phonograph records, covering music of the American stage, screen, and television, with composer performances and other selected collateral recordings.

Historical Dictionary Of The Broadway Musical

Author: William A. Everett
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The Broadway musical has greatly influenced both American and world culture. Shows such as Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun are as American as apple pie, while the long runs of imports such as Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables have broken records. Actors Ethel Merman, Yul Brynner, and Julie Andrews; composers and lyricists Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and directors and choreographers George Abbott, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, and Susan Stroman - to name only a few - have gained national and international recognition by way of the Broadway musical. Since the late 19th century, the genre has remained one of the most popular in entertainment, and its history is related in detail in this Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and nearly 1,000 dictionary entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors, this reference provides a wealth of information.