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Kurt Weill : a handbook

Author: David Drew
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kurt Weill is one of the most celebrated of twentieth-century composers, but one whose more serious work is still little known. We know Weill for The Threepenny Opera, Mahagony, and The Seven Deadly Sins; for 'Mack the Knife' and 'September Song'; for his marriage to Lotte Lenya and his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht. This groundbreaking book, written by the foremost authority on Weill, provides the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thematic catalogs
Named Person: Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Drew
ISBN: 0520058399 9780520058392
OCLC Number: 14588722
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 480 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction : Report to the academy of arts, West Berlin --
Weill's life and times : a chronology --
Catalogue of Weill's works. Purposes and organization of the catalogue ; Abbreviations and editorial principles ; A note on Weill's composing methods --
The catalogue. Chronological list of works ; Classified list of works ; Juvenilia and early works ; Opus numbers and after ; Miscellaneous unidentified sketches ; Doubtful and chimerical works --
Projects : an outline --
Brook house library. Holograph and autograph works by other composers ; Printed music ; Recordings ; Books on music, tutors, etc. ; General literature --
The lacunae : a résumé. An exchange of letters in lieu of a conclusion --
Appendix I : Kurt Weill Foundation for Music --
Appendix II : Weil-Lenya research center --
Appendix III : Weill/Lenya Archive at Yale University.
Responsibility: David Drew.
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Kurt Weill is one of the most celebrated of twentieth-century composers, but one whose more serious work is still little known. We know Weill for The Threepenny Opera, Mahagony, and The Seven Deadly Sins; for 'Mack the Knife' and 'September Song'; for his marriage to Lotte Lenya and his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht. This groundbreaking book, written by the foremost authority on Weill, provides the first definitive survey of his life and work [Publisher description]

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