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Brief Discography (Compact Discs)

Stage Works

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Anja Silja, Anny Schlemm, Wolfgang Neumann, Kölner Rundfunkorchester, Jan Latham-König, cond. Capriccio digital C75-159/1-3, CD 10 160-61.

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Lotte Lenya; Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg, cond. CBS Masterworks CD M2K 37874. (Reissued 2003 as Sony Classical SM2K 91184.)

Die Bürgschaft. Frederick Burchinal, Dale Travis, Margaret Thompson, Westminster Choir, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Julius Rudel, cond. EMI 7243 5 56976 2.

Die Dreigroschenoper. Lotte Lenya; Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg, cond. CBS MK 42637.

[Die Dreigroschenoper] The Threepenny Opera. English translation by Marc Blitzstein. Lotte Lenya; Samuel Matlowsky, cond. Decca Broadway 012 159 463-2.

Die Dreigroschenoper. Raabe, Gruber, Hagen, MacDonald, Ensemble Modern, HK Gruber, BMG Classics 74321-66133-2.

Down in the Valley (recorded 1950). Marion Bell, William McGraw, Kenneth Smith; Peter Herman Adler, cond. Sepia 1052.

The Eternal Road (highlights, in English). Karl Dent, James Maddalena, Ted Christopher, Barbara Rearick; Ernst Senff Chor, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Gerard Schwarz, cond. Milken Archive of American Jewish Music/Naxos American Classics 8.559402.

The Firebrand of Florence. Rodney Gilfry, Lori Ann Fuller, George Dvorsky, Sam Brookes; BBC Symphony; Sir Andrew Davis, cond. Capriccio 60 091.

The Firebrand of Florence (excerpts). Kurt Weill on Broadway. Thomas Hampson, Elizabeth Futral, Jerry Hadley; London Sinfonietta; John McGlinn, cond. EMI Classics 5 55563 2.

Happy End. Gabriele Ramm, Walter Raffeiner, Karin Ploog, Steven Kimbrough, and others; Pro Musica Köln, König Ensemble; Jan Latham-König, cond. Capriccio 60 015-1.

Happy End (English adaptation by Michael Feingold). Charlotte Cohn, Peter Macon, Linda Mugleston, Sab Shimono, and others; American Conservatory Theatre; Constantine Kitsopoulos, cond. Ghostlight Records 7915584418-2.

Der Jasager. Soloists; Fredonia Chamber Singers; Kammerchor der Universität Dortmund; Orchester Campus Cantat 90; Willi Gundlach, cond. Capriccio 60 020-1.

Johnny Johnson. Boston Camerata, The Otaré Pit Band, Joel Cohen, cond. Erato 0630-17870-2.

Knickerbocker Holiday. Kelli O'Hara, Victor Garber, Bryce Pinkham, Ben Davis, Collegiate Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra, James Bagwell, cond. (live recording). Ghostlight 8-4450.

Der Kuhhandel [excerpts]. Soloists; Kölner Rundfunk chor, Kölner Rundfunkorchester; Jan Latham-König, cond. Capriccio 60 013-1.

Lady in the Dark. Risë Stevens, Adolph Green, John Reardon and others; Lehman Engel, cond. Sony MHK 62869.

Lady in the Dark. Maria Friedman, James Dreyfus, Steven Edward Moore (Original London cast, Royal National Theatre). Jay CDJAY 1278/TER CDTER 1244.

Lost in the Stars. Todd Duncan, Inez Matthews, Frank Roane and others; Maurice Levine, cond. MCA MCAD-10302. Reissued on Decca Broadway 0881 10302-2.

Lost in the Stars. Gregory Hopkins, Cynthia Clarey, and others; Orchestra of St. Luke's; Concert Chorale of New York; Julius Rudel, cond. MusicMasters Classics 01612-67100-2. Reissued on Nimbus NI 2543.

Mahagonny Songspiel. Ute Lemper, Susanne Tremper, Helmut Wildhaber, Peter Haage, Thomas Mohr, Manfred Jungwirth; Berlin RIAS Chamber Ensemble, John Mauceri, cond. Decca 430 168-2.

Marie galante. Joy Bogen, Thomas Hrynkiw, piano, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Victor Symonette, cond. Koch Schwann 3-6592-2.

Der Protagonist. Robert Wörle, Amanda Halgrimson; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, John Mauceri, conductor. Capriccio 60 086.

Railroads on Parade. Original cast; radio broadcast from 1940 consisting of over half the show. Transcription Recordings.

Royal Palace. Janice Watson, Stephen Richardson, Ashley Holland; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor. Capriccio 60 106.

Die sieben Todsünden. (The Seven Deadly Sins). Lotte Lenya; Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg, cond. Sony Masterworks Heritage MHK 63222.

Die sieben Todsünden. (The Seven Deadly Sins). Anne Sofie von Otter, soprano; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor, NDR-Sinfonie Orchester. DGG CD 439 894-2. With songs.

Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins). With Symphony no. 2. Teresa Stratas, L'Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Kent Nagano, cond. Erato 0630-17068-2.

Der Silbersee. Kruse, Lascarro, Dernesch, Clark, Gruber, London Sinfonietta, Markus Stenz, cond. BMG Classics 09026-63447-2.

Street Scene. Original Broadway cast. Columbia COL 4139, mono, CBS Masterworks MK 44668.

Street Scene. English National Opera. TER Classics Label CDTER2 1173.

Der Zar lässt sich photographieren. Barry McDaniel, Marita Napier, Kölner Rundfunkorchester, Jan Latham-König, cond. Capriccio 10 147.

Zaubernacht. Ania Vegry, soprano, with the Arte Ensemble. CPO 777 767-2.

Concert Works

Ballad of Magna Carta. Pro Musica Köln, Kölner Rundfunk-Orchester, Jan Latham-König, conductor. Capriccio 60 012-1.

Concerto, violin & winds, op. 12. Christian Tetzlaff, violinist; Soloists of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Christian Tetzlaff, cond. Virgin Classics VC 5 45056 2. Reissued on Virgin Classics 5 62053 2.

Concerto, violin & winds, op. 12. Chantal Juillet, violinist; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, John Mauceri, cond. London CD 452 481-2.

Concerto, violin & winds, op. 12. Frank Peter Zimmermann, violinist; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, cond. EMI CDC5565732.

Hatikvah (arr. Weill). Barcelona Symphony, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, cond. Milken Archive of American Jewish Music/Naxos American Classics 8.559461.

Kiddush. Avery Tracht; Jules van Hessen, cond. Erasmus WVH195.

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik. London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, cond. CBS MK 44529.

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik. Orchestra of St. Luke's, Julius Rudel, cond. Musicmasters 6-40164.

Lady in the Dark: Symphonic Nocturne. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, cond. Naxos 8.557481.

Der Lindberghflug. Pro Musica Köln, Kölner Rundfunk-Orchester, Jan Latham-König, cond. Capriccio 60 012-1.

Der neue Orpheus. Kathryn Harries, soprano, Michael Davis, violinist, BBC Symphony, Sir Andrew Davis, cond. Capriccio 60 106.

Quodlibet. Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Landau, cond. VoxBox CDX 5043.

Royal Palace: Filmszene. Ensemble Recherche; Lothar Zagrosek, conductor. Montaigne/Auvidis MO 782068.

Sieben Stücke nach der Dreigroschenoper, arr. for violin and piano. Alexis Galpérine, violin; Jeff Cohen, piano. Gallo CD-676.

Sonata for cello & piano. Jan Vogler, cello; Bruno Canino, piano. Berlin Classics 0017062BC.

String Quartet in B Minor. String Quartet, op. 8. Leipzig Quartet. Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 307 1071-2.

String Quartet, op. 8. Brodsky Quartet. Silva Classics SILKD 6014.

Suite from Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, cond. EMI CDC5565732.

Symphony no. 1. Symphony no. 2. BBC Symphony Orchestra; Gary Bertini, cond. EMI Classics 5 65869 2.

Symphony no. 1. Symphony no. 2. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, cond. Naxos 8.557481.

Symphony no. 2. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, cond. EMI CDC 5565732.

Collections

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik, Mahagonny Songspiel, Concerto for violin & winds, op. 12, Happy end (Songspiel version), Das Berliner Requiem, Der Protagonist (first pantomime), Vom Tod im Wald. London Sinfonietta, David Atherton, cond. Deutsche Grammophon 289 459 442-2.

Berlin im Licht. Soloists, Ensemble Modern; HK Gruber, cond. Includes "Berlin im Licht," "Slow Foxtrot and Algi-Song," "Klops-Lied," Frauentanz, op. 10, "Bastille Music," "Oil Music," "Panama Suite" from Marie Galante, "Cowboy Song" and "Captain's Song" from Johnny Johnson, and "Die stille Stadt." Largo CD 5114.

Four Walt Whitman Songs, Berliner Requiem, Recordare, and other selections. 1990 North Rhine Westphalia Kurt Weill Festival. Koch-Schwann CD 314 050 H1.

Concerto for violin & winds, op. 12, Vom Tod im Wald, Das Berliner Requiem. Peter Kooy, bass; Elisabeth Glab, violin; Ensemble Musique Oblique; Philippe Herreweghe, cond. Harmonia Mundi NMC 901422.

To the Soul: Thomas Hampson Sings the Poetry of Walt Whitman. Craig Rutenberg, piano. Includes Weill's "Dirge for Two Veterans." EMI Classics 7243 5 55028 2 7.

Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano: Jewish Cabaret, Popular, and Political Songs, 1900-1945. New Budapest Orpheum Society, Ilya Levinson, music director, Philip Bohlman, artistic director. Cedille CDR 90000 065 (2 CD's). [Includes "Two Folksongs of the New Palestine."]

Historical Reissues

Die Dreigroschenoper: Historical Original Recordings, 1928-31. Various artists. Teldec 9031- 72025-2. [Includes reissues of the 1930 Ultraphon/Telefunken recordings and songs by Rudolf Nelson, Friedrich Hollaender and Wilhelm Grosz.]

Die Dreigroschenoper: Historical Original Recordings, 1928-31. Various artists and excerpts. Capriccio 10 346.

O Moon of Alabama: Historical Original Recordings, 1928-44. Various artists and excerpts. Capriccio 10 347.

The Threepenny Opera; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. Various artists. Golden Stars GSS 5410. [Includes reissues of several early recordings, 1928-1944, notably songs from G.W. Pabst's film of the Dreigroschenoper (German only). 3 CD's.]

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik. "The Young Otto Klemperer." Berlin State Opera Orchestra. Koch International 3-7053-2. [Includes four selections.] [Also reissued on EMI Classics CDM 7 64142 2.]

Kurt Weill: from Berlin to Broadway. Various artists. Pearl GEMM CDS 9189.

Kurt Weill: from Berlin to Broadway, volume II. Various artists. Pearl GEMM CDS 9294.

Tryout, A Series of Private Rehearsal Recordings. Selections from One Touch of Venus and Where do We Go From Here? Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill. DRG Records MRS 904.

Alan Jay Lerner Performs His Own Songs. With Kaye Ballard, et al. Includes seven songs from Love Life. DRG 5246.

Star-spangled rhythm: voices of Broadway and Hollywood. Includes "My ship" performed by Gertrude Lawrence (1941). Smithsonian/BMG RD111/DMC 4-1450.

Die Entstehungsgeschichte der Dreigroschenoper: Hörcollage von Peter Eckhart Reichel. Includes historical performances from 1927-1930 interspersed with a dramatized version of the genesis of Die Dreigroschenoper. Duophon: Edition Berliner Musenkinder 07 02 3.

Song Collections

American Songbook Series: Kurt Weill. Various performers. Sony/Smithsonian Collection of Recordings RD 048-17/A 23954. [Includes 20 of Weill's songs in popular arrangements, mostly from his American works.]

Berlin Theatre Songs. With Lotte Lenya, Roger Bean, cond. Sony Masterworks Heritage MHK 63222.

Lotte Lenya sings Kurt Weill: American theatre songs. Also included: songs from The Threepenny opera, Brecht on Brecht, and Cabaret. Sony Masterworks Heritage MHK 60647.

September songs: the music of Kurt Weill. Various artists, including Betty Carter, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Charlie Haden, Lou Reed, Teresa Stratas. Sony SK 63046.

Stranger Here Myself. Angelina Réaux, soprano; with Robert Kapilow, William Schimmel, and Bill Ruyle. Koch International Classics 3-707-2.

The Unknown Kurt Weill. Teresa Stratas, soprano; Richard Woitach, pianist. Nonesuch 9- 79019-2.

Stratas sings Weill. Teresa Stratas, soprano, Y Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwartz, cond. Nonesuch 9-79131-2.

20th Century Blues. Marianne Faithfull, Paul Trueblood, piano. RCA Victor 74321 386562.

Lemper, Ute. Ute Lemper singt Kurt Weill. RIAS Berlin Kammerensemble; John Mauceri, conductor; Kai Rautenberg, piano. Polydor 820 760-2; Decca NL 425 204-2.

Lemper, Ute. Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill, Vol. 2. RIAS Sinfonietta Berlin; John Mauceri, cond. London 436 417-2.