THE MUSIC OF KURT WEILL



Composer: Kurt Weill
Lyricist: Various

Opened: November 9, 1969, Lincoln Center, N.Y.C.
Performances: 1

Note: Other than the songs from LOVE LIFE, all songs performed can be found on one or more cast albums or soundtracks for the shows identified. Discological information for the songs from LOVE LIFE can be found elsewhere on this website. No attempt has otherwise been made to compile discological information beyond original cast member performances.


Bilbao Song (originally used in HAPPY END):

1. 78/Orchestrola 2311 (Lotte Lenya with Theo Mackeben and His Jazz-Orchester) [reissued on Kurt Weill: From Berlin To Broadway, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9189]
2. Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theatre Songs By Kurt Weill, Columbia ML 5056 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Roger Bean) [reissued on "Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins and Berlin Theatre Songs, CD/Sony Classical MHK 63222]
3. Happy End, Columbia OS 2032 (Lotte Lenya with Choir and Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Bruckner-Ruggeberg) [reissued on The Seven Deadly Sins/Happy End, CD/Sony 82876787542]
4. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with Chorus and Symphonieorchesters Des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Miltiades Cardis)
5. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with musical direction by Milton Rosenstock)
6. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya and Dick Cavett)


Green Up Time (originally used in LOVE LIFE):

1. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]
2. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


Here I'll Stay (originally used in LOVE LIFE):

1. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


It Never Was You (originally used in KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY):

1. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]


(The Saga Of) Jenny (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK):

1. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]
2. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


Johnny's Song (originally used in JOHNNY JOHNSON):

1. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


Little Gray House (originally used in LOST IN THE STARS):

1. Lost In The Stars, Decca DL 8028 (Todd Duncan and Chorus with orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


Lost In The Stars (originally written for ULYSSES AFRICANUS and used in LOST IN THE STARS):

1. Six Songs By Kurt Weill, 78/Bost BA8 (Lotte Lenya with Kurt Weill, piano) [reissued on Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL]
2. Lost In The Stars, Decca DL 8028 (Todd Duncan and Chorus with orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)
3. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]


Mack The Knife (aka "Moritat") (originally used in THREEPENNY OPERA):

1. 78/Ultraphon/Telefunken A 755 (Lotte Leny and Kurt Gerron, with the Lewis Ruth Band directed by Theo Mackeben) [reissued on Kurt Weill: From Berlin To Broadway, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9189]
2. Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theatre Songs By Kurt Weill, Columbia ML 5056 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Roger Bean) [reissued on "Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins and Berlin Theatre Songs, CD/Sony Classical MHK 63222]
3. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)
4. Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647 (Lotte Lenya and Turk Murphy)
5. Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647 (Lotte Lenya with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars)
6. Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647 (Lotte Lenya with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars) (session take)
7. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with Marc Blitzstein, piano)
8. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with Chorus and Symphonieorchesters Des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Miltiades Cardis)
9. The Fabulous Eartha Kitt, Kapp (S) KS 3046 (Eartha Kitt with musical direction by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Eartha-Quake, CD/Bear Family BCD 15 639 E1]


My Ship (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK):

1. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


September Song (originally used in KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY):

1. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]
2. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)
3. A Gala Tribute To Joshua Logan, Friends Of The Theatre And Music Collection Of The Museum Of The City Of New York AC (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. with music direction by Colin Romoff)
4. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with musical direction by Milton Rosenstock)
5. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with musical conducted by Gershon Kingsley)
6. Amigos In Song, CD/Gary Oakes and Lou Garcia (Gary Oakes and Lou Garcia)


Speak Low (originally used in ONE TOUCH OF VENUS):

1. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]
2. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)
3. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with musical direction by Milton Rosenstock)


Surabaya Johnny (originally used in HAPPY END):

1. 78/Orchestrola 2311 (Lotte Lenya with Theo Mackeben and His Jazz-Orchester) [reissued on Kurt Weill: From Berlin To Broadway, CD/Pearl GEMM CDS 9189]
2. Six Songs By Kurt Weill, 78/Bost BA8 (Lotte Lenya with Kurt Weill, piano) [reissued on Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL]
3. Lotte Lenya Sings Berlin Theatre Songs By Kurt Weill, Columbia ML 5056 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Roger Bean) [reissued on "Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins and Berlin Theatre Songs, CD/Sony Classical MHK 63222]
4. Happy End, Columbia OS 2032 (Lotte Lenya with Choir and Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Bruckner-Ruggeberg) [reissued on The Seven Deadly Sins/Happy End, CD/Sony 82876787542]
5. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with Marc Blitzstein, piano)
6. Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL (Lotte Lenya with musical direction by Milton Rosenstock)


That's Him (originally used in ONE TOUCH OF VENUS):

1. Kurt Weill: The Centennial, CD/LML Music LML CD-301 (Nancy Dussault with music direction by Ron Abel)


Trouble Man (originally written for ULYSSES AFRICANUS as "Lover Man" and used in LOST IN THE STARS):

1. Six Songs By Kurt Weill, 78/Bost BA8 (Lotte Lenya with Kurt Weill, piano) (as "Lover Man") [reissued on Lenya, CD/Bear Family BCD 16019 KL]
2. Songs Of Mabel Mercer, Vol. 2, 10"/Atlantic 403 (Mabel Mercer) [reissued on The Art Of Mabel Mercer, CD/Collectables 6838]
3. Lost In The Stars, Decca DL 8028 (Inez Matthews with orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)
4. September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill, Columbia KL 5229 (Lotte Lenya with orchestra and chorus conducted by Maurice Levine) [reissued on Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill American Theatre Songs/Songs From The Threepenny Opera And Cabaret, CD/Sony Classical MHK 60647]


West Wind (originally used in ONE TOUCH OF VENUS):

1. Speak Low: The Great Music Of Kurt Weill For Orchestra, Warner Bros. (S) 1313 (The Warner Bros. Orchestra conducted by Maurice Levine)


Other Material:

Ain't It Awful, The Heat (originally used in STREET SCENE)
Dance Of The Tumblers (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Get A Load Of That (originally used in STREET SCENE)
Girl Of The Moment (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
The Greatest Show On Earth (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
He Gave Her The Best Years Of His Life (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Huxley (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
I'm The Attorney (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
It Looks Like Liza (What Is Liza Really Like) (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Ladies And Gentlemen (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Mapleton High Chorale (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa Maria (originally used in the film WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?)
Oh, Fabulous One In Your Ivory Tower (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
One Life To Live (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Order In The Court (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
The Princess Of Pure Delight (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Somehow I Could Never Believe (originally used in STREET SCENE)
This Is New (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians) (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)
The Woman At The Altar (It's Never Too Late To Mendelssohn) (originally used in LADY IN THE DARK)