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Title
Symphonies 1 & 2
Composer
Kurt Weill 1900-1950
Conductor
Michel Swierczewski
Performer
Orquestra Gulbenkian
Publisher
Nimbus, 1991
1 cd
Recording date
1990
Playing time
01:14:12
EAN
0083603528324
CDR
AAX2153
Placing suggestion
00 - Orkest (NBLC) K1 - Orkest (Flemish music schema)

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More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

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.

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…Read more on Wikipedia

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