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Die Dreigroschenoper, Berlin 1930 / Lenya, Dietrich


Release Date: 06/25/1991 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 2025   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Kurt WeillRudolf NelsonFrederick HolländerWilhelm Grosz
Performer:  Erich PontoLotte LenyaKurt GerronWilli Trenk-Trebitsch,   ... 
Conductor:  Theo MackebenPeter Paul Kreuder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lewis Ruth BandTheo Mackeben Jazz OrchestraThe Three Admirals
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Die Dreigroschenoper – or Threepenny Opera – epitomises the heady, but turbulent years of the Weimar Republic. Bertolt Brecht’s biting satire and Kurt Weill’s insistent, insinuating melodies remain as compelling today as they were at the work’s premiere in 1928. This landmark recording was made just two years later. Among its stars is Lotte Lenya, who had married Weill in 1926 and became synonymous with his music. This disc also features numbers from Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny and songs by their contemporaries – with the young Marlene Dietrich among the performers. Die Dreigroschenoper – or Threepenny Opera – epitomises the heady, but turbulent years of the Weimar Republic. Bertolt Brecht’s biting satire and Kurt Weill’s insistent, insinuating melodies remain as compelling today as they were at the work’s premiere in 1928. This landmark recording was made just two years later. Among its stars is Lotte Lenya, who had married Weill in 1926 and became synonymous with his music. This disc also features numbers from Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny and songs by their contemporaries – with the young Marlene Dietrich among the performers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Song(s) by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Erich Ponto (), Lotte Lenya (Voice), Kurt Gerron (),
Willi Trenk-Trebitsch (), Erika Helmke ()
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lewis Ruth Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1930 
Length: 26 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Alabama Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Lotte Lenya (Voice)
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theo Mackeben Jazz Orchestra,  The Three Admirals
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1930 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Das Nachtgespenst by Rudolf Nelson
Performer:  Kurt Gerron (Baritone), Rudolf Nelson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Peter, Peter, komm zu mir zurück by Rudolf Nelson
Performer:  Marlene Dietrich (Voice)
Conductor:  Peter Paul Kreuder
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Guck doch nicht immer nach dem Tangogeiger hin by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Kurt Bois ()
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Jonny, wenn Du Geburtstag hast by Frederick Holländer
Performer:  Marlene Dietrich (Voice)
Conductor:  Peter Paul Kreuder
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/1931 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Vom Seemann Kuttel Daddeldu by Wilhelm Grosz
Performer:  Kurt Gerron ()
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1930 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Kanonensong by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Albert Préjean (), Margo Lion (), Jacques Henley ()
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lewis Ruth Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1930 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is from the French version of the film version of Die Dreigroschenoper "L'Opera de Quat'Sous." 
9.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Love Song by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Margo Lion (), Jacques Henley (), Albert Préjean ()
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lewis Ruth Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1930 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Tango Ballad "Zuhälterballade" by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Albert Préjean (), Jacques Henley (), Margo Lion ()
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lewis Ruth Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1930 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Ballade vom angenehmen Leben by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Albert Préjean (), Jacques Henley (), Margo Lion ()
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lewis Ruth Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1930 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Meine Herren, meine Mutter prägte...Denn wie Man sich bettet by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Lotte Lenya (Voice)
Conductor:  Theo Mackeben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theo Mackeben Jazz Orchestra,  The Three Admirals
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1930 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 

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