Die Dreigroschenoper (The Beggar's Opera) [Piano-vocal score]. Kurt WEILL.
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Beggar's Opera) [Piano-vocal score]

Die Dreigroschenoper (The Beggar's Opera) [Piano-vocal score]

Ein Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht Bildern nach dem Englischen des John Gay, übersetzt von Elisabeth Hauptmann. Deutsche Bearbeitung von Bert Brecht. Klavierauszug mit Text von Norbert Gingold

Wien–Leipzig: Universal Edition A.G. [PN U.E. 8851], [1929], ©1928.

Quarto. Full dark blue cloth with titling gilt to spine, original publisher's decorative upper wrapper printed in black, white, and red bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto cast list, verso contents), 5-73, [i] (blank) pp. Text in German.

With handstamp of "Carl Kulm Musikalien Wien ..." and "Musik Antiquariat Doblinger Wien" to lower portion of title and later signature of Frans Lasson to upper inner corner of free front endpaper.

First Edition, later issue, including numbers 11a and 19a, and with the Zuhälterballade (Macheath, Jenny) printed as number 12, with two verses (the first issue did not include the Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit). Fuld pp. 343-344. KWE I/5, pp. 53-54. Drew p. 197.

The most successful of Weill's collaborations with playwright Bertolt Brecht, Die Dreigroschenoper, adapted from Peter Gay's The Beggar's Opera (London, 1728), was first performed in Berlin on August 31, 1928. It was quite successful on Broadway in the 1950s, its signature tune being the immensely popular Mack the Knife.

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Price: $300.00  other currencies

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