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 .
Lady in the Dark. Black-and-white recording of 1954 television adaptation directed by Max Liebman. VAI 4588.
Native Land. Documentary (1941) with score by Marc Blitzstein; directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand. Flicker Alley FA MD-3 043. Black Hawk Films Collection.
The Road of Promise. Recording of U.S. premiere performance in May 2015. Anthony Dean Griffey, Mark Delavan, and other soloists; MasterVoices (then known as Collegiate Chorale), Orchestra of St. Luke's, Ted Sperling, conductor. Navona Records NV6059.
Die Dreigroschenoper. Re-issue on 180-gram vinyl of first complete recording (Columbia, 1958) under the supervision of Lotte Lenya. Music on Vinyl MOVCL021.
Geheime Sender: Der Rundfunk im Widerstand gegen Hitler. World War II propaganda recordings aimed at German audiences, compiled by Hans Sarkowicz. Der Hörverlag. ISBN: 978-3-8445-2326-3. Includes Lotte Lenya's rendition of "Lied einer deutschen Mutter" by Paul Dessau and Bertolt Brecht. 8-CD set.
Deep Changes. Alessia Obino, vocals, with string ensemble. Caligola 2211. Includes "Saga of Jenny" and "Lonely House."
Manhattan Serenade. Celia Berk, vocals; Alex Ryback, arranger and conductor. Nightingale Music B01EDA9JCW. Includes "Lonely House" and "Romance of a Lifetime."
Songs of Life. Scott Morgan, vocals; Fred Hersch, piano, et al. Miranda Music MMCD1024. Includes "Lost in the Stars."
Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy. Guy Klucevsek, accordion, et al. Starkland ST-225. Includes "Three Quarter Moon (In Memory of Kurt Weill)."
Schebera, Jürgen. Kurt Weill: Konzis. Mainz: Schott, 2016. (Revised and updated edition of brief biography originally published in 2000.)
Gardner, Kara Anne. Agnes De Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance. New York: Oxford, 2016. (Includes chapter on original production of One Touch of Venus.)
Kaufman, David. Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin. New York: St. Martin's, 2016. (Includes chapter on original production of One Touch of Venus.)
Benedetto, Alberto. Brecht e il Piccolo Teatro: una questione di diritti. Milano : Mimesis, 2016. (Includes commentary on productions of Die Dreigroschenoper in Milan.)
Bloom, Ken. Show and Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes. New York: Oxford, 2016. (Includes several stories about Weill.)
Albom, Mitch. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. Paperback edition. New York: Harper, 2016. (Includes quotations from Weill and Maxwell Anderson's song "Lost in the Stars.")
Eisler, Garrett. "'Ethnic Americanism' vs. Isolationism: Pluralistic Anti-Fascism in 'Fun to Be Free.'" In Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912-1945. Ed. Cheryl Black and Jonathan Shandell. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 2016, pp. 191-212.
Lynch, Christopher. "Operatic Conventions on Broadway, 1935-1960." In "In Search of the 'Great American Opera'": Tendenzen des amerikanischen Musiktheaters. Münster: Waxmann, 2016, pp. 65-80.
Originally posted: 30 November 2016
Last updated: 8 March 2017