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Composer(s): Kurt (Julian) Weill (02 Mar 1900 - 03 Apr 1950)
Work identifier: M4900
Real Name: Die Dreigroschenoper
Display Name: The Threepenny Opera
Composed: c. 1928
First Performed: 31 Aug 1928
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Voices
Chamber Orchestra
Librettist(s): Bertholt Brecht
E. Hauptmann
Mvt. 1Overture: 'Sie werden jetz eine Oper für Bettler hören...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Act I - The Ballad of Mack the Knife: 'Zuerst hören Sie eine Moritat über den Räuber Macheath...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 3Act I - Ballad as a Waltz  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 4Act I - Moritat als Motiv  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 5Act I - Mr Peachum's Morning Hymn: 'Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum hat einem Laden eröffnet...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 6Act I - Song: 'Polly Peachum ist nicht nach hause gekommen...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 7Act I - Chorus: 'Tief im Herzen Sohos...'  (Chorus, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 8Act I - Kanonensong  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 9Act I - Kanonensong für Orchester  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 10Act I - Love song: 'Siest du den Mond über Soho?'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 11Act I - The Song of Yes and No: 'Durch ein kleines Lied...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 12Act I - The Uncertainty of Human Conditions: 'Herr und Frau Peachum raten ihrer Tochter...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 13Act II - The Stable: 'Mackie muss fliehen...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 14Act II - Polly's Farewell Song: 'Er kommt nicht wieder...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 15Act II - Intermezzo: 'Also, wenn ihr Mackie Messer in den nächsten Tagen seht...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 16Act II - The Ballad of Sexual Dependency: 'Da ist nun einer schon der Satan selber...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 17Act II - Pirate-Jenny or Dreams of a Kitchen Maid: 'Lied eines kleinen Abwaschmädchens...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 18Act II - The Procurer's Ballad: 'Macheath und die Hure Jenny...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 19Act II - Pimp's Ballad for Orchestra  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 20Act II - The Ballad of Pleasant Living: 'Ihr Herrn, urteilt jetz selbst...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 21Act II - The Jealousy Duet: 'Erste Wolken am Himmel...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 22Act II - Fight about the Property: 'Eifersucht, Wut, Liebe und Furcht...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 23Act II - Ballad about the Question 'What Keeps a Man Alive?': 'Ihr herrn, die ihr uns lehrt...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 24Act III - The Song about Inadequacy: 'Was ist denn das?'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 25Act III - Song of Solomon: 'Ihr saht den weisen Salomo...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 26Act III - Call from the Grave: 'Die Huren haben Macheath verraten...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 27Act III - Ballad in which Macheath begs for Forgiveness: 'Mitbürger, hiermit verabschiede ich mich von euch...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 28Act III - Walk to the Gallows  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 29Act III - The Riding Messenger: 'Verehrtes Publikum, wir sind so weit...'  (Chorus, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 30Act III - Threepenny Finale: 'Verfolgt das Unrecht nicht zu sehr...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 31Act III - The Final Verses of the Ballad: 'Und so kommt zum guten Ende...'  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 32Appendix - Lucy's Aria  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 33Overture  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 34Peachum's Morning Song  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 35Kids Today  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 36Gang Song (Wedding Song)  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 37Pirate Jenny  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 38Squaddies Song (Cannon Song)  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 39Love Duet  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 40Barbara Song  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 41Life's A Bitch  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 42Melodrama / Polly's Song  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 43The Ballad Of Sexual Imperative  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 44Knocking Shop Tango  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 45The Flick Knife Song  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 46Easy Life  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 47Jealousy Duet  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 48What Keeps A Man Alive?  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 49What's The Point?  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 50The Socrates Song (Solomonsong)  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 51A Call From The Grave  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 52Ballad In Which Macbeth Begs All Men's Forgivness  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Mvt. 53Act III Finale  (Voices, Chamber Orchestra)
Composer(s): Kurt (Julian) Weill (02 Mar 1900 - 03 Apr 1950)
Recording identifier: M2147520516
Real Name: Die Dreigroschenoper
Display Name: The Threepenny Opera
Composed: c. 1928
First Performed: 31 Aug 1928
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Voices
Chamber Ensemble
Librettist(s): Bertholt Brecht
E. Hauptmann
Ensemble: The Donmar Warehouse
Conductor: Gary Yershon
Soloists: Tom Hollander (Voice)
Sharon Small (Voice)
Tara Hugo (Voice)
Beverley Klein (Voice)
Tom Mannion (Voice)
Label: JAY Records
Catalogue Number: CDJAY 1244
CD Media ID: ag132
Mvt. 1Overture (1'52'')
Mvt. 2Peachum's Morning Song (0'58'')
Mvt. 3Kids Today (1'42'')
Mvt. 4Gang Song (Wedding Song) (1'1'')
Mvt. 5Pirate Jenny (3'31'')
Mvt. 6Squaddies Song (Cannon Song) (2'36'')
Mvt. 7Love Duet (1'42'')
Mvt. 8Barbara Song (4'50'')
Mvt. 9Life's A Bitch (3'56'')
Mvt. 10Melodrama / Polly's Song (2'38'')
Mvt. 11The Ballad Of Sexual Imperative (3'40'')
Mvt. 12Knocking Shop Tango (4'45'')
Mvt. 13The Flick Knife Song (4'18'')
Mvt. 14Easy Life (2'38'')
Mvt. 15Jealousy Duet (2'36'')
Mvt. 16What Keeps A Man Alive? (3'25'')
Mvt. 17What's The Point? (1'15'')
Mvt. 18The Socrates Song (Solomonsong) (3'22'')
Mvt. 19A Call From The Grave (0'57'')
Mvt. 20Ballad In Which Macbeth Begs All Men's Forgivness (3'35'')
Mvt. 21Act III Finale (5'10'')