The Kurt Weill Foundation presents an occasional list of recent publications in various media pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein. Please suggest additions and corrections to


Zaubernacht vocal score cover

Lady in the Dark. Critical edition prepared by bruce d. mcclung and Elmar Juchem. New York: Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and European American Music, c2017. Kurt Weill Edition, Series I, volume 16.

Zaubernacht (“Magic Night”). Piano reduction based on the critical edition of the full score, Kurt Weill Edition, Series I, volume 0. New York: European American Music, c2015.


For Lenny. Lara Downes, piano, and other musicians. Sony Classical 84284011251. (Includes Marc Blitzstein’s “Innocent Psalm” for piano solo.)

The Threepenny Opera. Brass Ensemble Zero and Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet. coa records NARD 6008. (Includes five numbers from The Threepenny Opera arranged for brass ensemble.)

Lost in Temptation. Alliage Quintett. Sony 19075818372. (Includes five numbers from Die Dreigroschenoper arranged by Stefan Malzew.)

Prince of Broadway. Original cast recording. Ghostlight Records 84543-02. (Includes “Cabaret” and “So What?” from Cabaret.)

Maria Schnieder & SWR Big Band. Naxos Jazz Haus JAH-469. (Reissue of 2000 recording; includes five Weill songs.)

Anchor. Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band. Topic Records TSCD594. (Includes “Lost in the Stars.”)


Lyrics by Lerner cover

Lerner, Alan Jay. The Complete Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner, edited with annotations by Dominic McHugh and Amy Asch. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2018.

Schwartz, Steve. Nationalist and Populist Composers: Voices of the American People. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Montironi, Maria Elisa. Parole in musica: voci dai margini in John Gay e Bertolt Brecht. Fano: Aras Edizioni, 2018.

Stern, Ellen Norman. Thousands of Miles: The Life and Musical Journey of Kurt Weill. Self-published, 2018.

Bélicha, Roland. Perdu dans les étoiles, ou, Le destin juif de Kurt Weill. [Paris]: Editions au Net, 2018.

Dietz, Dan. The Complete Book of 1930s Broadway Musicals. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.


Giles, Steve. “Recycling Brecht: The Contemporary Reception of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.” Brecht Yearbook, no. 42 (2018), pp. 35-48.

Bray, John Patrick. “Picturing the Cradle: Blitzstein as Memory, Blitzstein as Comedy.” Published in The Composer on Screen: Essays on Classical Music Biopics (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018), pp. 110-130.

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