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Unsung Weill: 22 Songs Cut from Broadway Shows and Hollywood Films

Unsung Weill: 22 Songs Cut from Broadway Shows and Hollywood Films

Kurt Weill

ISBN: 9780913574959

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(Schott). For over fifty years these treasures have lain dormant in the archives Now at last this volume of Unsung Weill brings together 22 previously unpublished songs from the pen of the celebrated composer of the Threepenny Opera . All these songs were cut from successful Broadway shows for practical reasons, though they lack nothing of the quality of Kurt Weill's world-renowned hit songs. The words are by legendary songwriters such as Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Langston Hughes and Ogden Nash. This volume contains plenty of photographs of the composer and of his songwriters, making it an ideal gift and an essential for any fan of Weill. All the pieces are presented in simple arrangements for solo voice and piano in easy keys, with chord symbols included.

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill (1900-1950) began his career in the early 1920's, after a musical childhood and several years of study in Berlin. By the time his first opera, The Protagonist (Georg Kaiser), was performed in April 1926, he was an established young German composer. But he had already decided to devote himself to the musical theater, and his works with Bertolt Brecht soon made him famous all over Europe. ... view full profile

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