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The Resource Love song : the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Ethan Mordden

Love song : the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Ethan Mordden

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Love song : the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Title
Love song
Title remainder
the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Mordden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in "Love Song", a dual biography that unfolds against the background of the tumultous twentieth century, scored to music from Weil's greatest triumphs: "Knickerbocker Holiday", "Lost in the Stars", "Lady in the Dark", "Happy End", "One Touch of Venus" and "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny". The romance of Weill, the Jewish cantor's son, and Lenya, the Viennese coachman's daughter, changed the history of Western music. With Bertolt Brecht, they created one of the definitive works of the twentieth century, The Threepenny Opera, a smash that would live on in musical theatre history. Weill, the jazz Mozart, was the creator whose work is backstage, unseen. Lenya, his epic-theatre femme fatale, was the performer who put the work into view. They heard the same unique music, but he gave it form while she gave it life. "Love Song" is ultimately the story of a great romance scored to some of the twentieth century's greatest music
Summary
A noted Broadway musical historian traces the romance shared by composer Kurt Weill and stage performer Lotte Lenya against a backdrop of tumultuous 20th-century events, tracing the impact of their backgrounds on their careers and relationship while evaluating their role in shaping the history of Western music
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2012.
Biography type
collective biography
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10156196
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Mordden, Ethan
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Weill, Kurt
  • Lenya, Lotte
  • Composers
  • Singers
Target audience
adult
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the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Label
Love song : the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Ethan Mordden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000049608621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 334 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780312676575
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012028287
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)813379614
Label
Love song : the lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Ethan Mordden
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000049608621
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 334 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780312676575
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012028287
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)813379614

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