THE ETERNAL ROAD



Composer: Kurt Weill
Lyricist: Franz Werfel (translation by Ludwig Lewisohn as adapted by William A. Drake)

Opened: January 7, 1937, Manhattan Opera House
Performances: 153

Note: This was a reduced English adaptation of the unperformed DER WEG DER VERHEISSUNG (THE ROAD OF PROMISE). A complete song/scene list is not available at this time.


Abraham And Isaac (incl. "Sacrifice Of Isaac" ) (Act I, Scene 6):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Ernst Senff Chor and Vale Rideout with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


The Beam, Moses (Act II, Scene 21):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Ted Christopher, James Maddalena, and the Ernst Senff Chor with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Chananiah The False Prophet (Act IV, Scene 35) (cut):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (James Maddalena, Barbara Rearick, and Karl Dent with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


The Death Of Jacob (Act I, Scene 16):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Ted Christopher, Ian DeNolfo, and Karl Dent with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


In Egypt/Miriam And Moses (incl. "Song Of Miriam") (Act II, Scene 17):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Karl Dent, Ernst Senff Chor, Barbara Rearick, and James Maddalena with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Isaiah And Jeremiah (Act IV, Scene 32) (cut):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Vale Rideout and Ted Christopher with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Jacob And The Angel (Act I, Scene 7):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Karl Dent, Vale Rideout, and Ian DeNolfo with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Jacob And Rachel (incl. "Duet Of Rachel And Jacob" aka "Like A Dream Thou Comest") (Act I, Scene 8):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Karl Dent, Ian DeNolfo, and Constance Hauman with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Jeremiah (Act IV, Scene 34) (cut):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Ted Christopher with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


The Mob Attacks Jeremiah (Act IV, Scene 36) (cut):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (James Maddalena and the Ernst Senff Chor with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Moses Addresses The People (Act II, Scene 22):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (James Maddalena and Karl Dent with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Moses Gives The Commandments/The Death Of Moses (incl. "The March To Zion") (Act II, Scene 23):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Ian DeNolfo, James Maddalena, Karl Dent, Vale Rideout, Ted Christopher, and Constance Hauman with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Moses Receives The Commandments/Dance Around The Golden Calf (incl. "Dance Of The Golden Calf") (Act II, Scene 20):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Ernst Senff Chor and Ian DeNolfo with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Naomi And Ruth (incl. "Song Of Ruth") (Act III, Scene 24):

1. Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647 (Lottte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) ("Song Of Ruth")
2. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Karl Dent, Hanna Wollschlager, Barbara Rearick, Vale Rideout, and Ted Christopher with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)
3. Ich Liebe Dich Nicht': Anita Ammersfeld Singt Kurt Weill, CD/Preiser 90531 (Anita Ammersfeld with musical direction by Walter Breitner and Liselotte Theiner) ("Song Of Ruth")
4. Lenya,  CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL Lotte Lenya with orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine) (alternate take)
5. Kurt Weill (1900-1950) A Portrait - From Berlin to New York, CD/Sterling CDA 1820/1821-2 (Torsten Mossberg)


Ruth And Boaz (Act III, Scene 24 continued):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Karl Dent, Vale Rideout, Barbara Rearick, and the Ernst Senff Chor with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


The Streets Of Jerusalem (Act IV, Scene 33) (cut):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Karl Dent, James Maddalena, Rundfunk Kinderchor Berlin, and the Ernst Senff Chor with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Transformation/Finale (Act IV, Scene 40) (cut):

1. The Eternal Road (Highlights), CD/Naxos 8.559402 (Vale Rideout and the Ernst Senff Chor with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gerard Schwarz)


Unrecorded Material:

David's Psalm
Promise
Story Of Joseph