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The Kurt Weill Edition


Series IV, Volume 1: Die Dreigroschenoper (facsimile) (1996)

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  • Pages

    155 pp (introduction, facsimiles)

  • ISBN


  • Price

    $150 (subscribers)
    $225 (non-subscribers)

Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Edited by Edward Harsh


The appearance of a hardbound, full-color facsimile of Weill’s holograph full score for Die Dreigroschenoper inaugurated the Kurt Weill Edition. The score, which bears not only Weill’s own manuscript but performance and translation annotations by Leonard Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein, uniquely documents the development of the work from its legendary 1928 production in Berlin through its triumphal success in the English-speaking world as The Threepenny Opera. More than one hundred pages of color plates are introduced by scholarly essays authored by three prominent experts on Weill and his legacy: Stephen Hinton, Kim H. Kowalke, and David Farneth. The volume is edited by Edward Harsh, the first Managing Editor of the Kurt Weill Edition. David Drew provides a provocative “Afterword as Introduction to the Kurt Weill Edition” as a whole.

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