Kurt Weill

 

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Kurt Julian Weill was a German composer, active from the 1920s, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Weill held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose. He also wrote several works for the concert hall, as well as several Judaism-themed pieces

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Kurt Weill

Born 1900-03-02 (121 years ago) in Dessau.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) 15th Drama Desk Awards 1970 Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Obie Award for Best Musical (The Threepenny Opera) 1st Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 1956 The Threepenny Opera
Tony Award for Best Original Score (Street Scene) 1st Tony Awards 1947 Street Scene
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical (LoveMusik) 57th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards 2007 LoveMusik
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical (LoveMusik) 52nd Drama Desk Awards 2007 LoveMusik
Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (Lady In The Dark) 1998 Laurence Olivier Awards 1998 Lady in the Dark
Tony Award for Best Original Score (Happy End) 31st Tony Awards 1977 Les Derniers jours du monde
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical (Happy End) 22nd Drama Desk Awards 1977 Les Derniers jours du monde
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) 15th Drama Desk Awards 1970 Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Tony Award for Best Original Score (Street Scene) 1st Tony Awards 1947 Street Scene
Academy Award for Best Original Musical (Knickerbocker Holiday) 17th Academy Awards 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Lotte Lenya(Gifta: 1937–1950-04-03) 1937 1950-04-03 Gifta
Lotte Lenya(Gifta: 1926-01-28–1933) 1926-01-28 1933 Gifta
Parents

Albert Weill, Emma Weill

Siblings

Nathan Weill, Hans Weill, Ruth Weill

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Kurt Julian Weill was a German composer, active from the 1920s, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Weill held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose. He also wrote several works for the concert hall, as well as several Judaism-themed pieces.

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