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An oral history interview with Felix Jackson / recording and transcript. 1985 April 5

Author: Felix Jackson; David Farneth
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English : [Reference copy]
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Jackson recalls mainly the careers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya from the premiere of Der Protagonist (1926) to The firebrand of Florence (1945). He discusses their personal relationship. He also speaks of Weill's politics, social life, and other relationships, relating the story of Weill's meeting with Stokowski. As for Weill's music, he talks primarily about Der Protagonist and Na und?, but goes on to discuss  Read more...
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Named Person: Marc Blitzstein; Bertolt Brecht; Elisabeth Hauptmann; Felix Jackson; Lotte Lenya; Lotte Lenya; Leopold Stokowski; Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill; Kurt Weill
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Jackson; David Farneth
OCLC Number: 122612263
In: Oral history project of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, 1983-[ongoing]
Notes: Includes biographical note, abstract, and name-title index.
Description: 1 transcript (17 p.) ; 28 cm. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 180 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips., stereo.
Responsibility: conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by David Farneth, Los Angeles,

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Jackson recalls mainly the careers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya from the premiere of Der Protagonist (1926) to The firebrand of Florence (1945). He discusses their personal relationship. He also speaks of Weill's politics, social life, and other relationships, relating the story of Weill's meeting with Stokowski. As for Weill's music, he talks primarily about Der Protagonist and Na und?, but goes on to discuss Weill's development as a composer in the U.S. Other names mentioned include Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein, Elisabeth Hauptmann, and the Novembergruppe.

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