Heinz Sauerbaum/Wilhelm Bruckner-Ruggeberg/Lotte Lenya/Kurt Weill (Composer) Wei
Oh no! The item you are looking at is out of stock online.
Enter your email address and we’ll notify you if the item comes back in stock in the next 30 days.
Please select a specific item above, including all attributes such as size and colour.
The service is currently unavailable. Please try back again later.
|Where can you get it?||When can you get it?||How much does it cost?|
from your location
|How can you get it?||When can you get it?||How much does it cost?|
|Where can you get it?||Is it available?||What is the price in-store?|
| || |
Description & Features+
Recording information: Hamburg (1956).
In the mid-'50s, Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill's widow, contracted with Columbia Records to participate in a series of new recordings of her late husband's major German works. Here, she is featured as Jenny Hill in a 1956 studio cast album of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Weill's 1930 musical written with lyricist Bertolt Brecht. That allows her to sing the show's most famous number, "Alabama-Song." (Although Mahagonny is presented in the original German, "Alabama-Song" was written and is sung in English.) It is an ensemble work, not a star vehicle, with the other principal parts handled by Heinz Sauerbaum (as Jimmy Mahoney) and Gisela Litz (as Leokadja Begbick). The orchestra is conducted by Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg. As its title suggests, Mahagonny traces the founding of a fictional American city and its evolution into a sort of modern Sodom and Gomorrah with the characters being lowlife types such as gamblers and prostitutes. It is similar in many ways to its predecessor, The Threepenny Opera. But where that song-based work was more of a conventional Broadway-style musical, Mahagonny is more of an operetta, with extended recitatives and a larger orchestra playing more elaborate music. It is at once more ambitious and less accessible than The Threepenny Opera and consequently has been less often performed. This recording aims to be definitive and, with a talented cast and musicians, plus excellent sound courtesy of a Hamburg studio, it arguably achieves that goal. ~ William Ruhlmann
If you buy something online but it's not everything you dreamed it to be, no worries! We're here for you.
You can return this item within 90 days from the day you receive your online order.
There are two easy ways to return this item:
- Return this item to a Walmart store
- Return this item by mail
From the Manufacturer +
Q & A+
10Pcs Double-ended Test Leads Alligator Crocodile Roach Clip Jumper Wire 30cm
Speedball Brayer 2"
Blueline Invoice Book
Original Soundtrack Pitch Perfect [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [LP] Vinyl
Glenn Slater/Alan Menken Tangled [Score] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] CD
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [180 Gram Vinyl] Vinyl
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Vinyl
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker Vinyl