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Weill: A Portrait - From Berlin to New York / Mossberg


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Sterling Records   Catalog #: 1820  
Composer:  Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders KarlqvistKia NybergTorsten MossbergKarin Hultenberger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lars-Olof Norées Trio
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kurt Weill was a completely groundbreaking composer in that he, along with Bertolt Brecht developed the characteristic cabaret style (Song) inspired by the American jazz music, minstrel shows and vaudeville with influences from Jewish klezmer music. Tango often played a major role, even in his operas. Often Weill sought after a Verfremdungseffekt, by using odd chords for the key, achieving a kind of desolation and unpleasant feeling. In the 1920s, his songs often sung by an actor. The performance was often characterized as Sprechgesang, recitative, helping the message to carry over the ramp. Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill's wife, was a very successful actress with strong charisma but with an almost unlovely voice. She came to survive her husband Read more by over 30 years and was his best ambassador. When Weill came to Paris he changed his style. The songs then had a softer image. When he later came to New York he toned down some of the characteristic cabaret style in favor of a more Broadway-customed style. Nevertheless, there remain elements of Hebrew flavour and typical Weill touches in these songs. Many of these are now considered to belong to The American Songbook. On this recording we have strived to portray the musical development of Kurt Weill, from Berlin to Broadway, from 1928 to 1950, and have selected songs that are characteristic for each period. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Ballade vom angenehmen Leben by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders Karlqvist (Piano), Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor),
Karin Hultenberger (Alto), Curt Hedlund (Piano), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Ballad von der sexuellen Hörigkeit by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders Karlqvist (Piano), Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor),
Karin Hultenberger (Alto), Curt Hedlund (Piano), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Germany 
3.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Zuhälterballade by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders Karlqvist (Piano), Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor),
Karin Hultenberger (Alto), Curt Hedlund (Piano), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
4.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Kanonensong by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders Karlqvist (Piano), Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor),
Karin Hultenberger (Alto), Curt Hedlund (Piano), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
5.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders Karlqvist (Piano), Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor),
Karin Hultenberger (Alto), Curt Hedlund (Piano), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
6.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Dreigroschenfinale II "Wovon lebt der Mensch" by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Anders Karlqvist (Piano), Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor),
Karin Hultenberger (Alto), Curt Hedlund (Piano), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
7.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Alabama Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Curt Hedlund (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
8.
Happy End: Bilbao Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Curt Hedlund (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
9.
Das Berliner Requiem: Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Curt Hedlund (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
10.
Konjunktur: Die Muschel von Margate by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Curt Hedlund (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
11.
Je ne t'aime pas by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Anders Karlqvist (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
12.
Complainte de la Seine by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Anders Karlqvist (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
13.
The Eternal Road: Song of Ruth by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USA 
14.
Knickerbocker Holiday: It never was you by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Hasse Larsson (Contrabass),
Anders Karlqvist (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
15.
Knickerbocker Holiday: September Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Kia Nyberg (Soprano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Hasse Larsson (Contrabass),
Anders Karlqvist (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
16.
Lady in the Dark: My ship by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lars-Olof Norées Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
17.
Lady in the Dark: This is New by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lars-Olof Norées Trio
18.
One touch of Venus: Foolish heart by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Hasse Larsson (Contrabass), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Anders Karlqvist (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lars-Olof Norées Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
19.
One touch of Venus: Speak Low by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Hasse Larsson (Contrabass), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Anders Karlqvist (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lars-Olof Norées Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
20.
Street Scene: Lonely house by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Curt Hedlund (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
21.
Love life: Here I'll Stay by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Torsten Mossberg (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lars-Olof Norées Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
22.
Lost in the Stars: The little gray house by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Curt Hedlund (Piano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp),
Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
23.
Lost in the Stars: Thousands of Miles by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Curt Hedlund (Piano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp),
Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
24.
Lost in the Stars: Stay well by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Curt Hedlund (Piano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp),
Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
25.
Lost in the Stars: Lost in the stars by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Curt Hedlund (Piano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Stina Hellberg Agback (Harp),
Jan Bergner (Contrabass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
26.
Huckleberry Finn: Apple Jack by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Curt Hedlund (Piano), Torsten Mossberg (Tenor), Jan Bergner (Contrabass)

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