Kurt Weill

More info on Kurt Weill

Country of Birth:

Germany

Year of Birth:

1900

Year of Death:

1950

About the composer Kurt Weill

Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 - April 3, 1950) was a German-Jewish composer, active from the 1920s, 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 most well known work The Threepenny Opera, a Marxist critique of capitalism, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Weill was a socialist who held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose. He also wrote a number of works for the concert hall, as well as several Judaism-themed pieces.
Kurt Julian Weill was born on March 2, 1900, the third of four children to Albert Weill (1867-1950) and Emma Weill née Ackermann (1872-1955). He grew up in a religious Jewish family in the "Sandvorstadt", the Jewish quarter in Dessau, Germany, where his father was a cantor. At the age of twelve, Kurt Weill started taking piano lessons and made his first attempts at writing music; his earliest preserved composition was written in 1913 and is titled Mi Addir. Jewish Wedding Song.
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Todd Duncan Lost in the Stars Original Broadway Cast 15503
Lost in the stars
(Lost in the Stars)
Todd Duncan
John Longmuir Lonely House Street Scene K Weill 28318
Lonely house
(Streetscene)
John Longmuir

Milva Harald Juhnke Zuhalterballade 1988 24647
Zuhalter ballade
(Die Dreigroschenoper)
Kurt Weill Seerauber Jenny Pirate Jenny 5657
Seerauber Jenny
(Die Dreigroschenoper)
Eva Mei

Street Scene 145222
Let things be like they always was
(Streetscene)
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Eifersuchtsduet from Die Dreigroschenoper 129667
Eifersuchtsduet
(Die Dreigroschenoper)
Angelika Kirchschlager

Simone Kermes Le Musiche Nove Surabaya Johnny Weill Brecht 14478
Surabaya Johnny
(Happy End)
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1Lost in the stars Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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2Lonely house Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

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3Zuhalter ballade Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Mz T/BrLanguage: German

Roles: Jenny/Macheath
4Seerauber Jenny Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Polly
5Surabaya Johnny Popularity:

Opera: Happy EndComposer: WeillAct:

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6Let things be like they always was Popularity:

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7Eifersuchtsduet Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S SLanguage: German

Roles: Polly/Lucy
8Wenn der Himmel hell wird Popularity:

Opera: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Jimmy
9Ballade von der sexuellen Horigkeit Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Celia
10Trouble man Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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11Stay well Popularity:

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12Bilbao song Popularity:

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13Barbarasong Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Polly
14Jetzt hab ich gegessen zwei Kalber Popularity:

Opera: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyComposer: WeillAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Jacob
15Somehow I never could believe Popularity:

Opera: StreetsceneComposer: WeillAct:

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16The little Gray House Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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17O Tixo Tixo help me Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct: 2.02

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18What good would the moon be? Popularity:

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19O Tixo, Tixo, help me! Popularity:

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20The Wild Justice Popularity:

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21Casars Tod Popularity:

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22Lied der Fennimore Popularity:

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23Train to Johannesburg Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct:

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24Big Mole Popularity:

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25Who will buy Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo-sopranoLanguage: English

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26Thousands of miles Popularity:

Opera: Lost in the StarsComposer: WeillAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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27Ballade von ertrunkene Madchen Popularity:

Opera: Happy EndComposer: WeillAct:

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28Was die Herren Matrosen sagen Popularity:

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29Lied Unzulanglichkeit menschlichen Strebens Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Jonathan
30Choral der Armsten der Armen Popularity:

Opera: Dreigroschenoper, DieComposer: WeillAct: 3

Type: ensembleVoice: n/aLanguage: German

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