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KWE - Available and Forthcoming Volumes

The Kurt Weill Edition is organized into four series:

Series I - Stage (23 volumes)
including such works as Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Die Dreigroschenoper, Der Silbersee, Die sieben Todsünden, Johnny Johnson, Lady in the Dark, Street Scene, and Lost in the Stars.

Series II - Concert (9 volumes)
including such works as Concerto for violin and wind orchestra, String Quartet, Op.8, Das Berliner Requiem, Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Der Lindberghflug/Der Ozeanflug, Kleine Dreigroschenmusik.

Series III - Film (1 volume)
including Weill's compositions for such films as The River is Blue, You and Me, and Where Do We Go From Here?

Series IV - Miscellanea (2+ volumes)
two facsimile volumes have been published: one of the holograph full score of Die Dreigroschenoper, the other of popular editions of songs from stage works.

Main volumes of the KWE are devoted to the text of the edited work, presented in a coordinated unit of dialogue, lyrics, and music, as appropriate. Accompanying the text is a general Foreword to the Kurt Weill Edition (in English and German) and an introductory essay. The essay considers the historical background of each work, offers a general overview of relevant sources, and addresses issues related to performance practice. Each edition includes a critical report containing detailed information on the sources and editorial decisions relevant to that edition's genesis.

KWE volumes are hardbound and conform to a consistent format. Size is according to series and function. For main volumes the dimensions are: Series I-III, 10-3/4" x 14-3/4"; Series IV, dependent upon content. All critical report volumes are sized at 8-1/2" x 11". The contents of critical reports may be made available alternatively in various electronic media.

Available Volumes

Ten volumes of the KWE are now available (See KWE - Pricing and Subscription Information):

Series I, Volume 0
Zaubernacht

Edited by Elmar Juchem and Andrew Kuster, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
ISBN: 978-0-913574-65-2

Series I, Volume 1
Der Protagonist

Edited by Gunther Diehl, Wiesbaden, Germany, and Jürgen Selk, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
ISBN: 0-913574-64-3

Series I, Volume 3
Mahagonny Songspiel

Edited by Giselher Schubert, Hindemith-Institut, Frankfurt, Germany
ISBN: 978-1-62721-900-6

Series I, Volume 5
Die Dreigroschenoper

Edited by Stephen Hinton, Stanford University and Edward Harsh, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
ISBN: 0-913574-61-9

Series I, Volume 13
Johnny Johnson
Edited by Tim Carter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ISBN: 978-0-913574-69-0

Series I, Volume 18
The Firebrand of Florence

Edited by Joel Galand, University of Rochester
ISBN: 0-913574-62-7

Series II, Volume 1
Chamber Music (including String Quartet in B Minor, Sonata for Cello and Piano, String Quartet, Op.8, Frauentanz, and "Ick sitze da--un' esse Klops")
Edited by Wolfgang Rathert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, and Jürgen Selk, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
ISBN: 0-913574-63-5

Series II, Volume 2
Music with Solo Violin (including Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, op. 12 and Der neue Orpheus, op. 16, text by Iwan Goll)
Edited by Andreas Eichhorn, Universität zu Köln
ISBN: 978-0-913574-68-3

Series IV, Volume 1
Full-color facsimile of the holograph full score of Die Dreigroschenoper / The Threepenny Opera
Edited by Edward Harsh, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
ISBN: 0-913574-60-0

Series IV, Volume 2
Popular Adaptations, 1927-1950
Edited by Charles Hamm, Dartmouth University (emeritus), Elmar Juchem and Kim H. Kowalke, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
ISBN: 978-0-913574-67-6

Forthcoming Volumes

Seven other volumes are currently in preparation:

Series I, Volume 2
Der Zar
lässt sich photographieren
Edited by Nils Grosch, Universität Salzburg

Series I, Volume 6
Happy End

Edited by Stephen Hinton, Stanford University, and Elmar Juchem, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Series I, Volume 10
Die sieben Todsünden

Edited by Kim H. Kowalke, University of Rochester

Series I, Volume 16
Lady in the Dark

Edited by bruce mcclung, University of Cincinnati, and Elmar Juchem, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Series I, Volume 17
One Touch of Venus

Edited by Jon Alan Conrad, University of Delaware

Series I, Volume 20
Street Scene
Edited by Kim H. Kowalke, University of Rochester

Series I, Volume 21
Love Life

Edited by Joel Galand, Florida International University