10 songs from three of Kurt Weill's most famous stage works are presented here in easy arrangements for violin and piano. Players of any age will relish the chance to play these famous tunes and in the absence of a live accompaniment, the piano accompaniment provided on the CD will provide stylish support.
The Threepenny Opera incl: The Ballad of Mack the Knife, Polly's Song, … Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny incl.; Alabama Song, Jenny's Song… Happy End incl: Don't be Afraid, The Liquor Dealer's Dream… and more.
These 10 Kurt Weill arrangements by Martin Reiter with play-along CD are a wonderful way in which violinists can expand their musical horizons.
It is a perfect selection of Weill’s greatest songs, beautifully arranged for violinists at a wide range of levels, and with fabulous solos by violinist Bernie Mallinger to inspire creativity and suggest new violin techniques.
Whether these songs are known and loved, or whether this publication is an introduction to the unique and tantalizing flavour of Kurt Weill, they will be fun to play and add originality and spice to your programming.
International Classical/Rock violinist and teacher