(10.) David Farneth, Kurt Weill
: A Life in Pictures and Documents (Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 2000), 63.
he moved on naturally to those German and Austrian composers whose work had been so influenced one way or another by the Nazis, men like Hanns Eisler, Kurt Schwertsik and HK Gruber.
is most famous for teaming up in 1928 with German playwright Bertolt Brecht to create "The Threepenny Opera." The show, besides "Mack the Knife," included "Pirate Jenny," a song later covered beautifully by Judy Collins.
. "But don't feel guilty if you aren't following every lifestyle recommendation to the letter."
A scene from Seven Deadly Sins, Kurt Weill
's scintillating piece at the Hippodrome
Address for correspondence: Francois-Xavier Weill
, Centre National de Reference des Salmonella, Unite de Biodiversite des Bacteries Pathogenes Emergentes, Institut Pasteur; 28 Rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris CEDEX 15, France; email: email@example.com
Like all Weill
, the score sparkles with brilliantly observed satire such as the general's pompous oompah-band accompaniments and the president's rousing anthems.
's operatic sketch of Brecht texts is even more biting than the three-act Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny it became in 1929 and is utterly without humanity.
's story is the incredible tale of a man who broke into the tumultuous New York financial world with little chance of making it big and beat the odds, becoming one of the most powerful executives on the planet.
This recording is devoted entirely to a suite written by Towns and which celebrates the achievements of composer Kurt Weill
, chairman and chief executive officer for parent company Citigroup Inc., at Citigroup's annual meeting April 17.
Similarly, Jamie Dimon, former president of Citigroup and the man whose assignment had been to integrate Citicorp and The Travelers Group, was caught in the palace intrigue between Sandy Weill
and John Reed, the so-called co-chairmen of the company.