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Kurt Weill
02.03.1900—03.04.1950

The Composer

Early Years
Kurt Weill
was born on 2 March 1900 in Dessau, Germany. The son of a cantor, Weill displayed musical talent early on. By the time he was twelve, he was composing and mounting concerts and dramatic works in the hall above his family's quarters in the Gemeindehaus. During the First World War, the teenage Weill was conscripted as a substitute accompanist at the Dessau Court Theater. After studying theory and composition with Albert Bing, Kapellmeister of the Theater, Weill enrolled at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, but found the conservative training and the infrequent lessons with Engelbert Humperdinck verbatimtoo stifling. After a season as conductor of the newly formed ...

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Future Performances

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
19.01.2017, Kopenhagen (DK), Det Kongelige Kapel


Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
21.01.2017, Halle (D), Orchester der Oper Halle


The Threepenny Opera
21.01.2017, Szcecin (PL),


Song-Suite for Violin and Orchestra [EAMC]
21.01.2017, Glendale (USA), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra


Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
22.01.2017, Kopenhagen (DK), Det Kongelige Kapel

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