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Kurt Weill

Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German-born American 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, Gebrauchsmusik. He also wrote several works for the concert hall and a number of works on Jewish themes. He became a United States citizen on August 27, 1943.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 2, 1900 (Dessau), Died April 3, 1950 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

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  
Victor D5VB-0749 10-in. 5/8/1945 All at once Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-1045 10-in. 4/5/1945 September song Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D6VB-2646 10-in. 8/12/1946 September song Dardanelle Trio Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor D7VB-0439 10-in. 1/28/1947 Moon-faced and starry-eyed Murray Arnold ; Freddy Martin Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D7VB-0440 10-in. 1/28/1947 What good would the moon be? Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Stuart Wade Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D7VB-0544 10-in. 5/15/1947 September song Delta Rhythm Boys Male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1201 10-in. 6/25/1947 September song Sammy Kaye ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-2872 10-in. 12/21/1947 Here I'll stay Don Cornell ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-2873 10-in. 12/21/1947 Green-up time Kaydets ; Laura Leslie ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 76238 4/25/1950 Down in the valley (Story with songs), part 1 Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson composer  
Decca 76239 4/25/1950 Down in the valley (Story with songs), part 2 Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson composer  
Decca 76240 4/25/1950 Down in the valley (Story with songs), part 3 Alfred Drake ; Jane Wilson composer  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weill, Kurt," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101959.

Weill, Kurt. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101959.

"Weill, Kurt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

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