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 also wrote several works for the concert hall. He became a United States citizen on August 27, 1943.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 2nd, 1900 (Dessau), Died April 3rd, 1950 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-03886||10-in.||1/5/1937||To love you and to lose you||Howard Barrie ; Ray Noble Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-055268||10-in.||2/3/1941||Jenny||Sara Horn ; Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-055272||10-in.||2/3/1941||This is new||Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-058895||10-in.||1/20/1941||This is new||Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-058897||10-in.||1/20/1941||Jenny||Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-060461||10-in.||2/3/1941||My ship||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-060615||10-in.||2/4/1941||My ship||Bob Chester Orchestra ; Betty Bradley||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-060679||10-in.||2/23/1941||This is new||Gertrude Lawrence||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-060680||10-in.||2/23/1941||One life to live||Gertrude Lawrence||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-060681||10-in.||2/23/1941||The princess of pure delight||Gertrude Lawrence||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-060682||10-in.||2/23/1941||My ship||Gertrude Lawrence||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-060683||10-in.||2/23/1941||Jenny||Gertrude Lawrence||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-060684||10-in.||2/23/1941||Glamour music||Gertrude Lawrence||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Decca||76238||4/25/1950||Part 1||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76239||4/25/1950||Part 2||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76240||4/25/1950||Part 3||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76241||4/25/1950||Part 4||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76242||4/25/1950||Part 5||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76243||4/25/1950||Part 6||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76244||4/25/1950||Part 7||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
|Decca||76245||4/25/1950||Part 8||Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weill, Kurt," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101959.
Weill, Kurt. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101959.
"Weill, Kurt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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