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Music for Johnny Johnson

Kurt Weill (composer), Joel Cohen (conductor), Ellen Santaniello (performer)
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Title
Music for Johnny Johnson
Composer
Kurt Weill 1900-1950
Conductor
Joel Cohen
Performer
Ellen Santaniello  (zangstem) Anne Azéma  (sopraan) Donald Wilkinson  (bas) René De la Garza  (zangstem) Otaré Pit Band  (orkest)
Publisher
Erato, 1997
1 cd
Recording date
1996
EAN
0706301787021
CDR
DCX3173
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32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Kurt Weill

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Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German (later American) composer, active from the 1920s in his native country, 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 best-known work, The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Weill held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose, Gebrauchsmusik. He also wrote several works for the concert hall. He became a United States citizen on August 27, 1943.

Childhood

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 in Saxony, where his father was a cantor. …Read more on Wikipedia

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