Bertold Brecht & Kurt Weill - Complete Recordings | Documents 600124

Bertold Brecht & Kurt Weill - Complete Recordings

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600124

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 11th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Lotte Lenya
Kurt Gerron
Willy Trenk-Trebitsch
Erika Helmke
Erich Ponto
Berthold Brecht
Heinz Sauerbaum
Gisela Litz
Peter Markwort
Horst Gunter
Georg Mund
Fritz Gollnitz
Richard Munch
Joseph Protschka
Lys Bert
Willibald Vohla
Walter Jenckel
Hans Markus
Alfons Holte
Julius Katona
Siegmund Roth
Ernst Poettgen
Ann Sothern
James Daly
Carleton Carpenter
Paul McGrath
Robert Fortier
Luella Gear
Marion Bell
William McGraw
Kenneth Smith
Ray Jacquemot
Richard Barrows
Robert Holland
Roy Johnston
Jeanne Privette
Carole O’Hara
Frank Sinatra
Walter Huston
Mary Martin
Kenny Baker
Wolfgang Neuss
Trude Hesterberg
Erich Schellow
Johanna von Koczian
Wolfgang Grunert
Inge Wolffberg
Kurt Weill (piano)
Lewis Ruth Band
North German Radio Orchestra & Chorus
Dusseldorf Chamber Orchestra & Children’s Choir
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Clay Warnick Choir
RCA Victor Orchestra & Chorus
Kurfürstendamm Theatres Orchestra
Kapelle der Staatsoper Berlin
One Touch of Venus Orchestra
Orchestra & Chorus of the Sender Freies Berlin

Conductors

Siegfried Kohler
Charles Sanford
Peter Hermann Adler
Hans Sommer
Theo Mackeben
Axel Stordahl
Victor Young
Maurice Abranavel
Wilhelm Bruckner-Ruggeberg

Works

Weill, Kurt

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
Complainte de la Seine
Der Jasager
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)
Die sieben Todsunden (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Down in the Valley
Happy End
Knickerbocker Holiday
» September Song
» The scars
Lady in the Dark
Lost in the Stars
» Lost in the stars
» Lover man
Marie Galante
» J'attends un navire
One Touch of Venus
» Foolish Heart
» I'm a stranger here myself
» Speak Low
» That's him
» West wind

Artists

Lotte Lenya
Kurt Gerron
Willy Trenk-Trebitsch
Erika Helmke
Erich Ponto
Berthold Brecht
Heinz Sauerbaum
Gisela Litz
Peter Markwort
Horst Gunter
Georg Mund
Fritz Gollnitz
Richard Munch
Joseph Protschka
Lys Bert
Willibald Vohla
Walter Jenckel
Hans Markus
Alfons Holte
Julius Katona
Siegmund Roth
Ernst Poettgen
Ann Sothern
James Daly
Carleton Carpenter
Paul McGrath
Robert Fortier
Luella Gear
Marion Bell
William McGraw
Kenneth Smith
Ray Jacquemot
Richard Barrows
Robert Holland
Roy Johnston
Jeanne Privette
Carole O’Hara
Frank Sinatra
Walter Huston
Mary Martin
Kenny Baker
Wolfgang Neuss
Trude Hesterberg
Erich Schellow
Johanna von Koczian
Wolfgang Grunert
Inge Wolffberg
Kurt Weill (piano)
Lewis Ruth Band
North German Radio Orchestra & Chorus
Dusseldorf Chamber Orchestra & Children’s Choir
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Clay Warnick Choir
RCA Victor Orchestra & Chorus
Kurfürstendamm Theatres Orchestra
Kapelle der Staatsoper Berlin
One Touch of Venus Orchestra
Orchestra & Chorus of the Sender Freies Berlin

Conductors

Siegfried Kohler
Charles Sanford
Peter Hermann Adler
Hans Sommer
Theo Mackeben
Axel Stordahl
Victor Young
Maurice Abranavel
Wilhelm Bruckner-Ruggeberg

About

This 10-CD set presents a fascinating survey of music by the collaborating team of composer Kurt Weill and writer Berthold Brecht. Highlights of the set are Weill accompanying his wife Lotte Lenya at the piano in Six Songs, Brecht singing two pieces from ‘The Threepenny Opera’, Otto Klemperer conducting the ‘Little Threepenny Music’, and Frank Sinatra performing the wonderful ‘September Song’.

The Threepenny Opera’ was first staged in 1928 in Berlin, and two years later the duo of Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill caused a sensation with the premiere of ‘The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny’, a piece which highlights violence, greed and exploitation and the economic conditions responsible for them.

This box set contains two versions of ‘The Threepenny Opera’, one from 1930 with the same cast as the premiere and the other from 1958, both with the incomparable Lotte Lenya.

Also included are legendary recordings of ‘The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny’, ‘Der Jasager’, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and ‘Happy End’, as well as the musicals ‘Lady in the Dark’ and ‘Down in the Valley’.

Artists include Wolfgang Neuss, Willy Trenck-Trebitsch, Erich Ponto, Mary Martin, Kenny Baker, Johanna von Koczian, the Lewis Ruth Band, the Theo Mackeben Orchestra and Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg.

Contents:
CD 1:
The Threepenny Opera

1. Overture and Moritat of Mackie Messer
2. Seeräuberjenny
3. Kanonensong
4. Liebeslied
5. Barbara Song
6. Erstes Dreigroschen-Finale
7. Abschied
8. Zuhälterballade
9. Ballade vom angenehmen Leben
10. Eifersuchtsduett
11. Zweites Dreigroschenfi nale
12. Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens
13. Moritat and Schlusschoral
Cast:
- Ausrufer: Kurt Gerron
- Jenny, Polly: Lotte Lenya
- Macheath: Willy Trenk-Trebitsch
- Frau Peachum, Luca: Erika Helmke
- Peachum: Erich Ponto
Lewis Ruth Band / Theo Mackeben (1930)

14. Die Moritat von Mackie Messer
Berthold Brecht
Lewis Ruth Band / Theo Mackeben (1930)

15. Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens
Berthold Brecht
Orchestra of the Kurfürstendamm Theatres / Hans Sommer (1930)

Six Songs (arr. Weill)
16. Lost In The Stars
17. Lover Man
18. J‘attends un navire
19. Complainte de la Seine
20. Surabaya-Johnny
21. Denn wie man sich bettet
Lotte Lenya; Kurt Weill - piano (1943)

CD 2/3:
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Cast:
- Jenny: Lotte Lenya
- Jimmy Mahoney: Heinz Sauerbaum
- Mrs Begbick: Gisela Litz
- Fatty: Peter Markwort
- Dreieinigkeitsmoses: Horst Günter
- Bill: Georg Mund
- Jack/Tobby Higgins: Fritz Göllnitz
- Joe: Sigmund Roth
- Speaker: Richard Munch
North German Radio Orchestra & Chorus / Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg (1956)

CD 4:
Der Jasager

Cast:
- The Boy: Joseph Protschka (tenor)
- The Mother: Lys Bert (mezzo soprano)
- Der Lehrer: Willibald Vohla (baritone)
- First Student: Walter Jenckel (tenor)
- Second Student: Hans Markus (tenor)
- Third Student: Alfons Holte (baritone)
Düsseldorf Chamber Orchestra & Children’s Choir / Siegfried Kohler (1954)

CD 5:
The Seven Deadly Sins

Cast:
- Anna: Lotte Lenya
- Family: Julius Katona, Fritz Göllnitz, Siegmund Roth, Ernst Poettgen
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra / Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg (1956)

CD 6:
Happy End

Lotte Lenya
Orchestra / Wilhem Brückner-Rüggeberg (1960)

CD 7:
Lady in the Dark

Cast:
- Liza Elliott: Ann Sothern
- Charley Johnson: James Daly
- Russel Paxton: Carleton Carpenter
- Kendall Nesbitt: Paul McGrath
- Randy Culver (Curtis): Robert Fortier
- Maggie Grant: Luella Gear
Orchestra and Clay Warnick Choir / Charles Sanford (1954)

CD 8:
Down in the Valley - An American Folk Opera

Cast:
- Jennie: Marion Bell
- Brack: William McGraw
- Anführer/Prediger: Kenneth Smith
- Bouché: Ray Jacquemot
- Vater: Richard Barrows
- Peters: Robert Holland
- Wache: Roy Johnston
- Zwei alte Damen: Jeanne Privette, Carole O’Hara
RCA Victor Orchestra & Chorus / Peter Hermann Adler (1950)

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
- Alabama Song
- Denn wie man sich bettet
Ensemble and Orchesterbegleitung (1930)
- Medley
Kurfürstendamm Theatres Orchestra / Hans Sommer (1932)

CD 9:
Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
1. Die Moritat von Mackie Messer
2. Die Ballade vom angenehmen Leben
3. Tango-Ballade
4. Kanonensong
Kapelle der Staatsoper Berlin (1931)
5. Moritat und Schlusschoral
6. Tango-Ballade und Kanonensong
Blasorchester / Theo Mackeben (1930)

Knickerbocker Holiday
7. September Song
Walter Huston, Orchester / Victor Young (1944)
8. September Song
Frank Sinatra, Orchester / Axel Stordahl (1946)
9. The Scars
Walter Huston, Orchester / Maurice Abranavel (1938)

Ulysses Africanus
10. Lost in the stars
Walter Huston, Orchester / Victor Young (1944)
11. Lover man
Lotte Lenya (1942)

One Touch of Venus
12. I’m a stranger here myself
13. Westwind
14. Foolish speak
15. Speak low
16. That’s him
Mary Martin, Kenny Baker
One Touch of Venus Orchestra / Maurice Abranavel (1943)

CD 10:
The Threepenny Opera
Cast:
- Moritatensänger: Wolfgang Neuss
- Herr Peachum: Willy Trenk-Trebitsch
- Frau Peachum: Trude Hesterberg
- Macheath: Erich Schellow
- Polly Peachum: Johanna von Koczian
- Jenny: Lotte Lenya
- Tiger Brown: Wolfgang Grunert
- Lucy: Inge Wolffberg
Orchestra & Chorus of the Sender Freies Berlin / Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg (1958)

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