A shorter, preliminary version of this preface appeared in Galand's "Reconstructing a Broadway Operetta: The Case of Kurt Weill
's Firebrand of Florence," Notes 56, no.
Many dances were about relationships: Selections from Trey McIntyre's Memphis, "I'll Take You There" and "Blue Moon," performed by Ballet Memphis dancers, were fast, fun, and flirty, while Krzysztof Pastor's suite from Kurt Weill
carried more weight in its three duets.
At the end of a busy week for the Sinfonia, it will be in All Saints' Church, above Newcastle Quayside, next Friday from 9pm for one of its popular Late Mix concerts, this time of theatrical music by Kurt Weill
, including the suite from The Threepenny Opera.
And Lilies director John Greyson's classic short The Making of "Monsters," which reworked Kurt Weill
's "Mack the Knife" as an anti-gay-bashing anthem, was yanked off screens by the Weill estate.
Under the leadership of Emil Hertzka, UE began publishing the music of such early twentieth-century composers as Bela Bartok, Frederick Delius, Leos Janacek, Ernst Krenek, Gustav Mahler, Karol Szymanowski and Kurt Weill
Among his plays from this period are Hymn to the Rising Sun, about a chain gang, and Johnny Johnson, an expressionistic, episodic antiwar play for which Kurt Weill
wrote the music; both plays were first performed in 1936.
On the encores, the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" sounded just right next to Kurt Weill
's "Lost in the Stars."
These later plays were less successful, but Dream Girl (1945) and an operatic version of Street Scene (1947), for which <IR> KURT WEILL
</IR> supplied the music, were very popular.
And no band did more than the Velvet Underground to open rock music to the avant-garde -- to experimental theater, art, literature and film, to William Burroughs and Kurt Weill
, to John Cage and Andy Warhol, Reed's early patron.
Mahagonny (in full Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) Opera in 20 scenes with music by Kurt Weill
and text by Bertolt BRECHT, published in 1929 and performed in German as Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in 1930.
Huene, who was born a Russian baron and left his country soon after the Bolshevik Revolution, traveled in a ratified circle that included Coco Chanel, Greta Garbo, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Cecil Beaton, Marlene Dietrich, and Kurt Weill
. Certainly the romance of Paris in the 1930s and the fashion world it intersected provided infinite inspiration for the new couple.
The production for which it has been shortlisted is The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill
and Bertolt Brecht.