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Kurt Weill

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101959

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