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World Of Kurt Weill, The


Includes 5 minutes at the head of “News at 10” from 1966 with a news story by Austin Hoyt.

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World Of Kurt Weill, The
Program Description

The World of Kurt Weill, a tribute to the late and renowned composer by his widow, Lotte Lenya, will once again be featured on the NET network. This hour-long special, which premiered in February, 1967, was described in the press as "such a beautiful show it tugged at the heart" (Memphis Press-Scimitar, and "a notable hour of entertainment" (the Seattle Times). In it, Miss Lenya is joined by actor George Voskovec as she draws a profile of the controversial composer in word and song. The program spans Weill's creative life -- from pre-war Germany, where he collaborated successfully with playwright Bertold Brecht, to the Broadway theater of the 1940's. Out of Weill's extensive musical contribution, Miss Lenya performs many classics, such as "Alabama Song," the first number he wrote for her: "Mack the Knife" from the famous "The Three Penny Opera," and the last song Weill wrote, "Lost in the Stars," from the Broadway musical of the same name. "The World of Kurt Weill" was produced for National Educational Television by WGBH-TV, Boston. Producer-director: David M. Davis, Musical director: Gershon Kingsley. Narrative: George Tabori. Designer: David Robertson. Choreography: Deborah Kramlich. Costumer: Leo van Witson. Music: Cambridge Festival Orchestra, Robert Brink, concertmaster.



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Performance in a Studio
Chicago: “World Of Kurt Weill, The,” 07/30/1966, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C1BED410F86942128C9D68E5D880A6A2.
MLA: “World Of Kurt Weill, The.” 07/30/1966. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C1BED410F86942128C9D68E5D880A6A2>.
APA: World Of Kurt Weill, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C1BED410F86942128C9D68E5D880A6A2
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