This engaging and lavishly illustrated book draws on a wealth of previously unexplored written and pictorial material to present an up-to-date and balanced biography of Kurt Weill, whose life was as rich and complex as the music for which he is acclaimed.
"Schebera's life of the composer, which reads smoothly in Caroline Murphy's English translation ... contains intelligent and helpful comment on the music, and is especially valuable for its many illustrations, several of them of rare photographs and documents, and all of them fascinating". -- Charles Osborne, Sunday Telegraph
"Nearly every page includes a photograph, concert programme or record label. This abundance does not, however, imply that any sacrifice has been made in the text, which meticulously charts the composition, premiering and critical reception of Weill's theatre and concert works. Such a wealth of detail makes this thoroughly researched book one which will be of value to anyone with an interest in the composer". -- Andrew Crumey, Scotland on Sunday
"An extraordinarily instructive, well-considered, and absorbing book". -- Schwann Opus
"A beautifully illustrated and informative introduction to one of our century's most fascinating composers. A very accessible book". -- Teresa Stratas
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
Kurt Weill was a significant trendsetter in dramatic music, virtually creating the popular musical drama whose music supports dialogue and plot. He studied music first with his father, a Jewish cantor, then in Berlin with the pianist-composer Busoni. He wrote songs, choral works, chamber music, and symphonies before turning to the theater and becoming, eventually, world-famous for his collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, especially The Threepenny Opera and the singspiel, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, which provoked riots at its premier. His wife, Lotte Lenya, starred in most of his productions. Fleeing the Nazis, Weill came to the U.S. in 1935 and collaborated with Maxwell Anderson (e.g., Knickerbocker Holiday with its "September Song," and Lost in the Stars) and with Moss Hart and Ira Gershwin (Lady in the Dark, which gave Weill financial independence). Profusely illustrated with photographs, playbills, and sheet music art, Schebera's biography seems definitive and well-rounded as it discusses all of Weill's important musical and dramatic achievements. Alan Hirsch
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Descripción Yale University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0300060556
Descripción Yale University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0300060556
Descripción Yale University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110300060556
Descripción YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, LONDON, 1996. Enc. original de tapa dura. Estado de conservación: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. SCHEBERA, J. KURT WEILL. AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE [HARDBACK]. LONDON, 1996, xii 381 p. figuras Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Nº de ref. de la librería 9433