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Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill - Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway (1995) {2CD Set, Pearl GEMM CDS 9189}

Kurt Weill - Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway (1995) {2CD Set, Pearl GEMM CDS 9189}
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© 1995 Pearl | GEMM CDS 9189
Classical / Stage & Screen / Cabaret / Opera / Jazz

Did coming to America dull one of this century's most talented composers of music for the German theater? Nonsense. Kurt Weill simply turned into one of this century's most talented composers of music for the American theater. He arrived in America in 1935, and it took him only a few years until he was writing theater music for Broadway that was idiomatic and of the very highest quality. Therefore, if one finds fault with the American Kurt Weill, then one must find fault with American musical theater from the thirties and forties in general, because Weill was one of its best craftsmen.
Kurt Weill - From Berlin to Broadway Vol. II (1997) {2CD Set, Pearl GEMM CDS 9294}

Kurt Weill - From Berlin to Broadway Vol. II (1997) {2CD Set, Pearl GEMM CDS 9294}
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© 1997 Pearl | GEMM CDS 9294
Classical / Stage & Screen / Cabaret / Opera / Jazz

Did coming to America dull one of this century's most talented composers of music for the German theater? Nonsense. Kurt Weill simply turned into one of this century's most talented composers of music for the American theater. He arrived in America in 1935, and it took him only a few years until he was writing theater music for Broadway that was idiomatic and of the very highest quality. Therefore, if one finds fault with the American Kurt Weill, then one must find fault with American musical theater from the thirties and forties in general, because Weill was one of its best craftsmen.
Hong Kong PO, David Atherton - Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000) [Re-Up]

Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Atherton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Global Music Network | # GMN 100 | Time: 01:08:49

David Atherton made a fine reputation for himself as a contemporary music conductor back in his salad days with the London Sinfonietta, nowhere more so than in his three-disc (now two-CD) set of music by Kurt Weill. He certainly hasn’t lost his magic touch in the intervening years. These performances of the two symphonies sweep the (not very full) board. Swift, lean, incisive, and always exciting, Atherton reveals all of this music’s anger, irony, and bittersweet lyricism without a trace of histrionics or self-indulgence. Indeed, a certain coolness is part of the point too. And so in the marvelous Second Symphony, Atherton catches the neo-classical temper of its outer movements with impeccable wit and grace, making the passionate intensity of the magnificent central slow movement all the more shocking as a result.
Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}

Maria Schneider & SWR Big Band - Live! - Plays The Music Of Maria Schneider & Kurt Weill (2000) {2 CD CK Records - CK00400}
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© 2000 CK Records | CK00400
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Concerts with Maria Schneider are something special. They are stylistically not only out of the ordinary, they also manage to bring large orchestras to perform artistically at high voltage, with an energy and at a creative level which is otherwise known only in much smaller ensembles. It is not the music alone that drives the participants, but rather the serene seriousness of a band leader who demands a maximum of intensity from her compositions and passes this premise on to their interpretation. It is impossible to conceive of compositions for jazz orchestras more stringently. The instrumentalists know this too, and therefore feel called upon not only to reproduce the charts accurately but to work out all the contained hints, implications, and visions of sound down to the deepest levels. This original recording was made in May 2000 when Schneider appeared alongside the SWR Big Band. And for the SWR Big Band, those days in May 2000 are some of the highlights of their orchestral history.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal - Nino Rota: La Strada; Kurt Weill: Symphony No.2 (2006)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal - Nino Rota: La Strada; Kurt Weill: Symphony No.2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 59:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | ACD22294 | Recorded: 2002, 2004

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is as well-loved by the public as he is appreciated by his peers, who awarded him the Canada Council for the Arts Virginia Parker Prize in September 2000. At the helm of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal since March 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has worked tirelessly to broaden the scope of the orchestra’s involvement in a variety of venues, while always maintaining his own rigorous standards and keeping in close touch with the music-loving public.
Salome Kammer, Rudi Spring - I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler (2013)

Salome Kammer, Rudi Spring - I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 77:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C5154 | Recorded: 2011

Composers Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler had great success with their songs, creating an unmistakable style that has remained unique with its mixture of popular music, supreme musical sophistication and political claims. Salome Kammer is a versatile artists and an ideal advocate of this music.
Anne Sofie von Otter, John Eliot Gardiner, NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Speak Low: Songs by Kurt Weill (1994)

Anne Sofie von Otter, John Eliot Gardiner, NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Speak Low: Songs by Kurt Weill (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 78:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 439 894-2 | Recorded: 1993

There are now many exponents and interpreters of Weill’s extraordinary output, from his German roots, through his French exile to his American and Broadway successes. The repertoire chosen for this disc reveals the variety and flavour of Weill’s writing. Von Otter’s honeyed tone and her ability to stamp sharply observed characterisations on the songs make this recording highly individual compared to that of Weill’s wife Lotte Lenya or, more recently, Ute Lemper. This is vocalised, rather than angst-ridden cabaret-style Weill, though Von Otter certainly delivers the dramatic intensity.
Irene Rinaldi - Kurt Weill: An European In Broadway - Philipp Jarnach: Piano Music (2020)

Irene Rinaldi - Kurt Weill: An European In Broadway - Philipp Jarnach: Piano Music (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 184 MB | Tracks: 15 | 49:01 min
Style: Classical | Label: Da Vinci Classics

“He is a Spaniard by birth, educated in Paris and with a German mindset; he has an intelligence which is both very quick and very clear in grasping and ordinating the ideas. He has been a help for me; he made the reduction for voice and piano of my two operas and he will teach them to the singers; in fact, following my suggestion, he has been appointed at the Zurich City Theatre. Moreover, he likes ‘theory’ very much, and frequently he explains my own works to myself. He speaks a perfect French, and German as a cultivated person. Voilà Philippe! (He is also an excellent pianist”.
VA - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)

Barry McDaniel, Heinz Kruse, Jan Latham-Koenig, Hilke Helling, Cologne Radio Chorus, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Thomas Lehrberger, Hans Franzen, Carla Pohl, Ulla Tocha, Marita Napier & Mario Brell - Kurt Weill: Der Zar Lässt Sich Photographieren / The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:46:21 | 185 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Capriccio

“Yet another outstanding entry in Capriccio’s heroic Kurt Weill series and a major hole in Weill's recorded catalogue plugged. Georg Kaiser, perhaps Weill's favorite German collaborator (the Brecht collaboration, although it produced terrific work, came with nettles and thorns), supplied the libretto, and Weill subtitled the piece an ‘opera buffa.’ However, as with Mozart, this hardly qualifies as a light-hearted romp. Indeed, it features the kind of humanistic ethical dilemma that attracted Weill again and again … kudos for a fine recording of a rarity.”
Kurt Weill - Speak Low: Songs & The Seven Deadly Sins - Anne Sofie von Otter (1994) {Deutsche Grammophon 439 894-2}

Kurt Weill - Speak Low: Songs & The Seven Deadly Sins - Anne Sofie von Otter (1994) {Deutsche Grammophon 439 894-2}
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© 1994 Deutsche Grammophon | 439 894-2
Classical / Early 20th Century / Vocalize / Vocal Music / Ballet Chanté

Kurt Weill's ballet with songs is one of this century's greatest theatrical works. It has all the wit and melodic appeal of The Threepenny Opera and social conscience of Mahagonny, but more warmth and musical sophistication than either. It's also all over with in about 40 minutes. Some critics believe the piece was intended as a sort of love poem to Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya; given the tenderness of much of the music, it's hard to disagree. Lenya herself recorded the piece in the 1950s (a recording recently reissued by Sony) and this very much newer performance is welcome particularly for Anne Sofie von Otter's highly intelligent and musical way with the text. The other songs, from both Weill's Berlin and Broadway periods, make the perfect filler.