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The Resource Kurt Weill on stage : from Berlin to Broadway, Foster Hirsch

Kurt Weill on stage : from Berlin to Broadway, Foster Hirsch

Label
Kurt Weill on stage : from Berlin to Broadway
Title
Kurt Weill on stage
Title remainder
from Berlin to Broadway
Statement of responsibility
Foster Hirsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The words are by Bertolt Brecht. The music is by Kurt Weill. The song is "Mack the Knife," the number-one song of Weill's internationally famous Threepenny Opera, originally performed on a stage in the Weimar Berlin of 1928. Its tough, sexy sound became, a quarter-century later, a signature song of America's greatest recording stars, among them Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra."
  • "And when in 1933 Weill, already Germany's most renowned composer, fled the Nazis to come to America ("For every age there is a place about which fantasies are written. In Mozart's time it was Turkey. For Shakespeare, it was Italy. For us in Germany, it was always America"), he joined his appetite for the United States to his European roots and classical training and soon became one of the most admired composers of the American musical stage."
  • "He wrote one successful Broadway show after another - Lady in the Dark, Knickerbocker Holiday, One Touch of Venus, Street Scene, Lost in the Stars, among others. He worked with such theatrical greats as Gertrude Lawrence, Ira Gershwin, Maxwell Anderson, Mary Martin, Agnes de Mille, Joshua Logan, Ogden Nash, Harold Clurman, Walter Huston, E.Y. Harburg, and Elia Kazan. Always at the center of his life was his great love of thirty years, his leading lady, interpreter of his music, his wife (they were divorced in Berlin in 1933 but remarried four years later in America), the actress-singer Lotte Lenya."
  • "Foster Hirsch, using Weill's letters, journals, and notes, and interviewing Weill's friends and colleagues, writes about his life, his experimental, political composing in Germany, his Broadway music in America - both aspects of his work being a source of controversy among music lovers for years."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirsch, Foster
Dewey number
  • 782.1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W395
LC item number
H57 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Weill, Kurt
Label
Kurt Weill on stage : from Berlin to Broadway, Foster Hirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Slouching toward Armageddon
  • 6.
  • Last rites
  • 7.
  • In transit
  • 8.
  • The road to America
  • 9.
  • How can you tell an American
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Limelight
  • 11.
  • I'm a stranger here myself
  • 12.
  • Much ado
  • 13.
  • Street opera
  • 14.
  • Before Sondheim
  • Overture
  • 15.
  • Cry, the beloved country
  • 16.
  • The widow Weill
  • 17.
  • Coda
  • 2.
  • Enter BB
  • 3.
  • Night sounds
  • 4.
  • The second time around
Control code
48964903
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 403 pages
Isbn
9780375403750
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002018450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kurt Weill on stage : from Berlin to Broadway, Foster Hirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Slouching toward Armageddon
  • 6.
  • Last rites
  • 7.
  • In transit
  • 8.
  • The road to America
  • 9.
  • How can you tell an American
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Limelight
  • 11.
  • I'm a stranger here myself
  • 12.
  • Much ado
  • 13.
  • Street opera
  • 14.
  • Before Sondheim
  • Overture
  • 15.
  • Cry, the beloved country
  • 16.
  • The widow Weill
  • 17.
  • Coda
  • 2.
  • Enter BB
  • 3.
  • Night sounds
  • 4.
  • The second time around
Control code
48964903
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 403 pages
Isbn
9780375403750
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002018450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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