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Kurt Weill
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Kurt Julian Weill (1900-1950) wrote chamber and orchestral music and collaborated with Brecht on operas such as Die Dreigroschenoper/The Threepenny Opera in 1928 and Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny/The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in 1930, all attacking social corruption (Mahagonny caused a riot at its premiere in Leipzig).

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He tried to evolve a new form of music theatre, using subjects with a contemporary relevance and the simplest musical means. In 1935 h read more...

Tags: composer, operas, music theatre

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