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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 and a number of works on Jewish themes. He became a United States citizen on August 27, 1943.

Family and 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…Read more on Wikipedia

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