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Kurt Weill A Survivor on Two Continents

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by discussing Kurt Julian Weill's experiences as a young composer, who became famous while he was still in his twenties. It narrates Weill's resistance against the Nazis and how ... More


Lady in the Dark and One Touch of Venus: The Broadway Stranger and His American Dreams

Geoffrey Block

in Enchanted Evenings: The Broadway Musical from Show Boat to Sondheim

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167306
eISBN:
9780199849840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167306.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Within a year after Kurt Weill (1900–50) immigrated to America his Johnny Johnson (1936) had appeared on Broadway. By the time he ended his brief but productive American career with Lost in the Stars ... More


The Show Must Go On

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses Songspiel and vaudeville, show music, and other popular musical theater forms; Kurt Weill in Europe and Kurt Weill in America; “theater opera” on Broadway in the 1930s and '40s ... More


Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate? This is a detailed study of the often interrelated careers ... More


Kurt Weill, the Orchestra, and Vocal Style—An Interview with K. Robert Schwarz (1992)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0047
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's interview with K. Rober Schwarz, originally printed in the Kurt Weill Newsletter, volume 10, no. 2, Fall 1992. Reich answers various questions such as why he did not ... More


Kurt Weill: Born: March 2, 1900, Dessau, Germany Born: March 2, 1900, Dessau, Germany Died: April 3, 1950, New York, New York

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Kurt Weill. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Weill, the son of a cantor, ... More


One Touch of Venus: Love among Strangers with Forty Minutes for Lunch

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter describes de Mille’s collaboration with composer Kurt Weill on the musical One Touch of Venus, which followed on the heels of Oklahoma!’s success. De Mille’s collaboration with Weill was ... More


The Threepenny Opera (1950–1954) and Other Adaptations

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s work as director, translator, and adapter from 1950 to the end of his life. This includes his supervision of a production of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan for which ... More


This Is New: 1939–1941

Philip Fuma

in Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195115703
eISBN:
9780199853144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

In 1939, Moss Hart decided to write a play that reflected his new interest “in characters rather than stories.” With that resolve he started in on I Am Listening, a play about a successful career ... More


“We, as Musicians, Are Soldiers, Too…”

Annegret Fauser

in Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Men and women faced a number of challenges and opportunities with the onset of World War II. This chapter explores how individuals in the United States dealt with this global conflict, whether they ... More


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