Weill: The Threepenny Opera (2CD)

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Lotte Lenya, Harald Paulsen, Theo MacKeben, Kurt Weill, Ernst Busch, Otto Klemperer

From 1928 to 1932 many recordings of songs from the Threepenny Opera were released on 20 different labels. Here we have a representative selection. Also included are recordings dating from 1928-1930 of the original cast at the Schiffbauerdamm. Most are reissued complete for the first time. Also included are rare performances by Lenya and Weill.

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Weill, K: The Threepenny Opera

Lotte Lenya (soprano), Kurt Gerron (baritone), Harald Paulsen (tenor), Erika Helmke (soprano), Carola Neher (soprano), Arthur Schroder (vocals)

Studio orchestra, Dreigroschenoper Band, Lewis Ruth Band, Dreigroschen Band, Theo Mackeben, Ludwig Ruth

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Weill, K: Alabama Song (from Mahagonny)
Weill, K: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: extracts
Weill, K: Complainte de la Seine (Text: Maurice Magre)
Weill, K: Denn wie man sich bettet (from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
Weill, K: Der Silbersee
Weill, K: Die Muschel von Margate
Weill, K: Happy End (excerpts)
Weill, K: J'attends un navire (from Marie Galante)
Weill, K: Lost in the stars
Weill, K: Lover Man
Weill, K: Mahagonny Songspiel
Weill, K: Songs (6)
Weill, K: Surabaya Johnny (from Happy End)
Weill, K: Tango Angele
Weill, K: Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib
Weill, K: Wie lange noch?