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Kurt Weill : The Threepenny Opera - Stephen Hinton

Kurt Weill

The Threepenny Opera

By: Stephen Hinton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1990
ISBN: 9780521338882
Number Of Pages: 248

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This is the first book on the best-known of the Weill-Brecht collaborations to explore the extent and significance of the composer's contribution. After a detailed reconstruction of the work's genesis and continued revision over three decades, Stephen Hinton examines the spin-offs on which Weill and Brecht participated: the instrumental suite, the film, the law suit, the novel, and the musical and textual revisions of songs. In a survey of the stage history, Hinton pays particular attention to pioneering productions in Germany and Great Britain. Kim Kowalke provides an exhaustive account of the history of The Threepenny Opera in America, Geoffrey Abbott addresses questions concerning authentic performance practice, and David Drew analyses large-scale motivic relationships in the music. Among the earliest writings on the work reprinted here, those by Theodor W. Adorno, Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin appear for the first time in English translation. The book contains numerous illustrations, a discography, and music examples.

General preface
List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Synopsis
Brecht+s narration for a concert version of Die Dreigroschenoper
History
+Matters of intellectual property+: the sources and genesis of Die Dreigroschenoper
The premiere and after +
The Threepenny Opera in America
Analysis and Criticism
The Threepenny Opera
Correspondence concerning The Threepenny Opera
+The Threepenny Opera+: a Berlin Burlesque by the Berlin Correspondent of The Times
The Threepenny Opera
The Threepenny Opera
Three-groats Opera
L+Opera de Quat+Sous
The Threepenny Opera
Motifs, tags and related matter
The Dreigroschen-Sound
Misunderstanding The Threepenny Opera
Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521338882
ISBN-10: 0521338883
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 22nd September 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.84  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.27

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