MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
(Play with songs)



Composer: Paul Dessau
Lyricist: Bertolt Brecht (adapted into English by Eric Bentley)

Opened: March 28, 1963, Martin Beck Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 52


The Fraternization Song:

1. Brecht- Songs: Eisler/Deassau, CD/Berlin Classics 0021652 (Gisela May)
2. Germaine Montero Sings Songs From Mother Courage And Songs Of Parisian Nights, Vanguard (S) VRS-9022 (Germaine Montero with orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux)


Lullaby, Baby:

1. 45/Deutsche Grammophon 34064 (Therese Giehse with orchestra conducted by Karl Von Feilitzsch) (as "Das Wiegenlied")
2. Germaine Montero Sings Songs From Mother Courage And Songs Of Parisian Nights, Vanguard (S) VRS-9022 (Germaine Montero with orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux) (as "Cradle Song")


Victory March:

1. Germaine Montero Sings Songs From Mother Courage And Songs Of Parisian Nights, Vanguard (S) VRS-9022 (orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux) (two renditions)


Song Of Mother Courage:

1. 45/Deutsche Grammophon 34064 (Therese Giehse with orchestra conducted by Karl Von Feilitzsch)
2. Bentley On Brecht, Folkways FH 5434 (Eric Bentley, piano and voice)
3. Brecht On Brecht, Columbia O2S 2032 (Dane Clark, Anne Jackson, Lotte Lenya, Viveca Lindfors, George Voskovec, and Michael Wager with orchestra conducted by Gene Frankel) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]
4. Germaine Montero Sings Songs From Mother Courage And Songs Of Parisian Nights, Vanguard (S) VRS-9022 (Germaine Montero with orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux)
5. Lament On The Death Of A Bullfighter/Songs From Mother Courage, Vanguard VRS-9022 (Germaine Montero with orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux) [reissued on CD/Vanguard 8095]
6. Robyn Archer Sings Brecht, CD/EMI CDC 7 47576 2 (Robyn Archer with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Dominic Muldowney)
7. Bertolt Brecht: Hommage, CD/EPM 985602 (unknown performer)
8. Brecht- Songs: Eisler/Deassau, CD/Berlin Classics 0021652 (Gisela May)
9. Lenya, CD/Bear Family 16019 (Lotte Lenya with the Ruhrfestspiele conducted by Harry Buckwitz)
10. Dramen, CD/Der Audio Verlag 0169783 (Gunther Luders) (unverified composer)
11. Bertolt Brecht Lieder, CD/RBM Musikproduktion Mannheim (Hein & Oss) (unverified composer)
12. Du Musst Die Fuhrung Ubernehmen, CD/Barbarossa 0013872 (Ernst Busch)
Note: Some of these recordings contain unspecified additional music from MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN.


Song Of The Great Capitulation:

1. 45/Deutsche Grammophon 34064 (Therese Giehse with orchestra conducted by Karl Von Feilitzsch)
2. Germaine Montero Sings Songs From Mother Courage And Songs Of Parisian Nights, Vanguard (S) VRS-9022 (Germaine Montero with orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux)
3. Brecht- Songs: Eisler/Deassau, CD/Berlin Classics 0021652 (Gisela May)
4. Lenya, CD/Bear Family 16019 (Lotte Lenya with the Ruhrfestspiele conducted by Harry Buckwitz)
5. Monsieur Brecht, CD/EPM 985592 (Anna Prucnal)


Song Of The Great Souls Of The Earth:

1. 45/Deutsche Grammophon 34064 (Therese Giehse with orchestra conducted by Karl Von Feilitzsch)
2. Germaine Montero Sings Songs From Mother Courage And Songs Of Parisian Nights, Vanguard (S) VRS-9022 (Germaine Montero with orchestra conducted by Raymond Chevreux)
3. Brecht- Songs: Eisler/Deassau, CD/Berlin Classics 0021652 (Gisela May)
4. Lenya, CD/Bear Family 16019 (Lotte Lenya with the Ruhrfestspiele conducted by Harry Buckwitz)
5. Monsieur Brecht, CD/EPM 985592 (Anna Prucnal)


Song Of The Wise Woman And The Soldier:

1. Bentley On Brecht, Folkways FH 5434 (Eric Bentley, piano and voice)
2. Robyn Archer Sings Brecht, EMI (S) OASD.4166 (Robyn Archer with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Dominic Muldowney) (as "The Song Of The Girl And The Soldier") [reissued as CD/EMI CDC 7 47576 2]
3. Lenya, CD/Bear Family 16019 (Lotte Lenya with the Ruhrfestspiele conducted by Harry Buckwitz)


Unrecorded Material:

Emperor Song/Ballad Of The Soldier
Farm Song
The Song Of The Hours

Note: The recording Songs, Gedichte Und Geschichten Von Bertolt Brecht, Litera (S) 8 65 119 (Wolf Kaiser and the Orchester des Berliner Ensembles) has a recording of "Des Feldpredigers Gespräche Uber Krieg Und Frieden" which is also attributed to this play.