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


Down in the Valley CD cover

Mahagonny Songspiel, Chansons des quais, Kleine Dreigroschenmusik. Ensemble Modern, HK Gruber, conductor. Ute Gfrerer, Winnie Böwe, amarcord (vocals). Ensemble Modern Medien EMCD 040.

Down in the Valley. Alfred Drake, Jane Wilson, et al.; Maurice Levine, conductor. Stage Door Classics STAGE 2490. (With Sing out, Sweet Land!)

Marc Blitzstein: Music for Solo Piano, 1918-1963. Leonard Lehrman, piano. Toccata Classics TOCC 0438.

Die sieben Todsünden, Quodlibet. Anja Silja, soprano; SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, Grzegorz Nowak, conductor. SWR Music SWR19519CD. (Re-issue of Hänssler CD 93.109.)

Stories. Thomas Leleu Trio. ARS ARS 38 275. (Includes “Speak Low,” “Youkali,” “La complainte de Mackie,” and “Berlin im Licht.”)

The Golden Violin: Music of the 20s. Daniel Röhn, violin; Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn; Case Scaglione, conductor. Berlin Classics 030190BC. (Includes “Mack the Knife” and “What Good Would the Moon Be?”)

American Soul from Broadway to Paris. Duo Rosa. Hänssler Classic 19026. (Includes “Je ne t’aime pas” and “Buddy on the Nightshift.”)

Kicks. Rickie Lee Jones. OSOD OSOD02. [Includes “Mack the Knife.”]

Rise. Jess Gillam, saxophone; BBC Concert Orchestra; Richard Balcombe, Jesica Cottis, conductors. Decca 483 4862. (Includes “Je ne t’aime pas” arranged for saxophone, piano, and string trio.)

Skinners Cage. Big John Bates, vocals and guitar. Rookie Records RR274. (Includes “Alabama-Song.”)

Spotlight on Gwen Verdon. Stage Door Classics STAGE 9061. (Includes “Saga of Jenny.”)

Weill Times: A Black Tango. Kurt and the Sophisticated Lady (Penelope Turner, vocals; Andrew Wise, piano). Homer Records. (Includes ten Weill songs.)

Three Piano Concertos. Includes re-issue of Blitzstein’s Piano Concerto with Michael Barrett, piano; Brooklyn Philharmonic, Lukas Foss, conductor. Also includes concerti by Robert Ward and Lee Hoiby. Kritzerland KR 20032-9.


Brechts Dreigroschenfilm Blu-Ray cover

Mackie Messer: Brechts Dreigroschenfilm. Dir. Joachim Lang; starring Lars Eidinger, Tobias Moretti, Hannah Herzsprung, et al. New KSM K5970 (Blu-ray). (Also available on DVD.)

Brecht. Dir. Heinrich Breloer; starring Tom Schilling, Adele Neuhauser, et al. Das Erste 9901P0008364-01 (DVD).

Die 3Groschenoper. Dir. G.W. Pabst (1931). Re-release with bonus features. Atlas Film 6419186. (Available on DVD and Blu-ray.)

Lost in the Stars. Dir. Daniel Mann; starring Brock Peters. American Film Theatre, originally released 1974. Kino Classics K23836 (Blu-ray).


Brecht, Bertolt. The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht. Translated [into English] and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine. New York: Liveright, 2019.

Kerr, Philip. Metropolis. New York: Putnam, 2019.

July-December 2019 | July-December 2018