Kurt Weill: Happy End

  • Comedy with music in 3 acts (1929)
  • 1 0 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 - alto.sax(Eb), t.sax(Bb), perc, pno, band, bjo
  • Duration: 120’
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute (+picc.)
    alto saxophone in Eb (+cl.(Bb)
    soprano sax.(Bb)
    fl.
    picc.)
    tenor saxophone in Bb (+Bsax.(Bb)
    cl.(Bb))
    1st trumpet in Bb
    2nd trumpet in Bb
    trombone
    percussion
    banjo (+hawaii guit.
    mand.
    bass guit.)
    band (+acc.)
    piano
  • Composer: Kurt Weill
  • Librettist: Dorothy LaneBertolt Brecht
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Dorothy Lane
  • Editor: Alan Boustead
  • Translator: Michael Feingold
  • Table of contents:
    Bilbao Song
    Der kleine Leutnant des lieben Gottes
    Geht hinein in die Schlacht
    Was die Herren Matrosen sagen (1. Akt) Tango
    Was die Herren Matrosen sagen (2. Akt) Tango
    Bruder, gib dir einen Stoß
    Fürchte dich nicht
    In der Jugend gold'nen Schimmer
    Das Lied vom Branntweinhändler
    Der Song von Mandelay
    Surabaya-Johnny
    Das Lied von der harten Nuß
    Die Ballade von der Höllen-Lili
    Hosiannah Rockefeller

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World première

Location:
Berlin (DE)
Date:
02.09.1929
Conductor:
Theo Mackeben
Main soloists:
Carola Neher, Helene Weigel, Oskar Homolka, Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen, Kurt Gerron

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