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An 11-CD comprehensive retrospective of Lotte Lenya's recordings

Bear Family Records BCD 16019 KL

To order in the U.S. and Canada
To order in Europe
Contents of the CD set

To order in the U.S. and Canada:

You can order new copies from Collectors' Choice in California. Please order online or by telephone at 800 494 2211. Many used and new CD dealers also stock the set. Unfortunately, the Kurt Weill Foundation is no longer able to sell this item.

To order in Europe, contact:

Bear Family Records
P.O. Box 1154
D-27727 Hambergen
phone: (0 47 94) 93 00 0
fax: (0 47 94) 93 00 20
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Contents of the CD set:

CD 1
Early 78-rpm recordings, 1929-1932
Six Songs by Kurt Weill (Bost, 1943)
"And so the last thing, too" from I've Got the Tune by Marc Blitzstein

CD 2
Lotte Lenya singt Kurt Weill (Columbia-Philips, 1955)
Die sieben Tods√ľnden (Columbia-Philips, 1956)

CD 3
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Columbia-Philips, 1957),
Act 1 - Act 2, scene 13

CD 4
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Columbia-Philips, 1957),
Act 2, scene 14 - end

CD 5
September Song and Other American Theatre Songs of Kurt Weill (Columbia, 1957) [includes 2 previously unreleased versions of "Song of Ruth"]
Three excerpts from The Threepenny Opera (Blitzstein version, MGM, 1954)
Soundtrack of an unidentified television interview with Lenya and Marc Blitzstein. Blitzstein accompanies Lenya singing "Surabaya Johnny" (1954?)
"Mon Ami, My Friend" from Johnny Johnson (MGM, 1956)
Two songs by John Cacavas and Charles O. Wood (Metromedia, 1969)

CD 6
Die Dreigroschenoper (Columbia-Philips, 1958)

CD 7
Happy End (Columbia-Philips, 1960)
Five songs from Cabaret (Columbia, 1966)

CD 8
Invitation to German Poetry (Dover, 1958)
"Kinderkreuzzug" (ca. 1962)

CD 9
The Stories of Kafka (Caedmon, 1958)
Eleven selections from Brecht on Brecht (Columbia, 1962)
Three songs recorded for the Office of War Information:
"Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib" (1943)
"Wie lange noch" (1943)
"Lied einer deutschen Mutter" (1943)

CD 10
Seven songs: Radio broadcast of live concert, 6 May 1960, Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich
Selections from Carnegie Hall concert, 8 January 1965 (Previously issued on Rococo)

CD 11
Two versions of "Mack the Knife" with Turk Murphy (1956)
Recording session for "Mack the Knife" with Louis Armstrong (1956)
"Mack the Knife" with Louis Armstrong (1956)
Seven excerpts from Mutter Courage, as broadcast on German television. Ruhrfestspielhaus Recklinghausen (1965)
"The Dick Cavett Show," ABC Television, 1 January 1975
Three excerpts from "The Broadway World of Kurt Weill," Stage 2, CBS Television, broadcast 28 October 1964