The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) is a "play with music" by Bertolt Brecht, adapted from a translation by Elisabeth Hauptmann of John Gay's 18th-century English ballad opera, The Beggar's Opera, and four ballads by François Villon, with music by Kurt Weill. Although there is debate as to how much, if any, Hauptmann might have contributed to the text, Brecht is usually listed as sole author.
By Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Samuel Matlowsky. 1. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) (arr. M. Blitzstein): Prologue - Overture - Gerald Price, Artist Unknown. 2. Blitzstein): The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Street singer) - Gerald Price, Artist Unknown, 3:190:30. 3.
Kurt Weill: The Threepenny Opera - Original Cast Album. Weill: The Threepenny Opera. The son of a cantor, Kurt Weill was one of the 20th-century lyric stage's great innovative geniuses. With Die Dreigroschenoper, he and collaborator Bertolt Brecht (and Brecht's often unacknowledged partner Elisabeth Hauptmann) created a cultural landmark that is still the most resonant emblem of the heady days of the Weimar Republic.
Marc Blitzstein Narrator. Studio Orchestra Orchestra. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera; opera) Work. Kurt Gerron Baritone. View Album Jube Classic Re. Kurt Weill: The Threepenny Opera Martin Wolfson. Naxos Classical Archives Rel. December 1, 2013.
Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" (later known as "Mack the Knife" or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife") is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. The song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists, including a US and UK number one hit for Bobby Darin in 1959.
Album · 2000 · 26 Songs. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera): Overture. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera): Moritat (Mack the Knife). Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera): Ballad of the Agreeable Life. 4. 5. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera): Cannon Song. 6. Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera): Pirate Jenny.
|A1||Prologue (Spoken) Overture|
|A2||The Ballad Of Mack The Knife|
|A4||Instead - Of - Song|
|A9||Ballad Of Dependency|
|A10||Melodrama And Polly's Song|
|A11||Ballad Of The Easy Life|
|A12||The World Is Mean|
|B2||Tango - Ballad|
|B4||How To Survive|
|B7||Call From The Grave|
|B9||Finale: The Mounted Messenger|
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- Pressed By – MGM Record Manufacturing Division
- Banjo, Guitar – Ralph Colicchio
- Clarinet – Charles Russo, Herbert Tishman
- Conductor [Musical Director] – Samuel Matlowsky
- Drums [Tympany], Percussion [Jercussion] – Stan Koor
- Music By – Kurt Weill
- Orchestra, Piano – The Threepenny Opera Orchestra*
- Other [Production Staged By] – Carmen Capalbo
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Gene Cook
- Text By [Original Text] – Bert Brecht*
- Translated By [English Adaptation Of Lyrics] – Marc Blitzstein
- Trombone – Elliot Philips
- Trumpet – Bernard Ross, Harry Jenkins
- Vocals [J. J. Peachum] – Martin Wolfson (tracks: A3,A4,A12,B5)
- Vocals [Streetsinger] – Gerald Price (tracks: A1,A2)
- Vocals, Performer [Jenny] – Lotte Lenya (tracks: A6,B2,B6)
- Vocals, Performer [Lucy Brown] – Beatrice Arthur (tracks: B1,B3)
- Vocals, Performer [Macheath - Mack The Knife] – Scott Merrill (tracks: A7,A8,A10,A11,B2,B4,B7,B8)
- Vocals, Performer [Mrs. Peachum] – Charlotte Rae (tracks: A4,A9,A12,B4)
- Vocals, Performer [Polly Peachum] – Jo Sullivan (tracks: A8,A10,A12,B3)
- Vocals, Performer [Tiger Brown] – George Tyne (tracks: A7)
NotesDistinguishing features of this submission:.
English adaptation of Kurt Weill's Die Dreigroschenoper, by Marc Blitzstein.
Black MGM labels with rainbow MGM centered upper label lion logo above. 1959-1968
MGM Records-A Division Of Metro-Goldwin-Mayer, Inc.-Made in U.S.A. rim text
Pressed by MGM Record Mfg Division, Bloomfield, NJ
Pressing is identified by the stamped symbol of an ankh in the deadwax.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Stamped): 2[over]E3121 C1 [ankh] 54 MG 560 CX
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Stamped, 54 MG 561C Etched): 1[over]E3121 S2 2[rotated 90*] 54 MG 561C
- Pressing Plant ID (Runout A Stamped): [ankh]
|E3121||Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein||Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein - The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) (LP, Album)||MGM Records||E3121||US||1954|
|E3121||Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein||Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein - The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) (LP, Album, RE)||MGM Records||E3121||US||Unknown|
|E-3121 OC||Kurt Weill||The Threepenny Opera (LP, Album, RE)||MGM Records||E-3121 OC||US||Unknown|
|CDTER 1101||Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht||Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht - The Threepenny Opera • Original Cast Recording (CD, Mono, RE)||TER||CDTER 1101||UK||Unknown|
|2356 025||Kurt Weill, Bert Brecht*, Marc Blitzstein||Kurt Weill, Bert Brecht*, Marc Blitzstein - The Threepenny Opera (LP, Album, RE)||Metro Records||2356 025||UK||Unknown|