Kurt Weill

Composer | * 03/02/1900 († 50, 04/03/1950) | Dessau (Germany)
Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German-born American composer active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work, The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Weill held the ideal of writing music that served a socially useful purpose, Gebrauchsmusik. He also wrote several works for the concert hall and a number of works on Jewish themes. He became a United States citizen in 1943. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Music | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Kurt Weill

Tony Award for Best Original Score Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music National Medal of Science Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score Tony Award for Best Original Score Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music 2x Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
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Movies with Kurt Weill as Crew(27)

Sound/Music2019 Kurt Weill: Street Scene
Sound/Original Music Composer1998 The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Sound/Original Music Composer1984 Down in the Valley
Sound/Music1982 Blue Beach
Sound/Music1980 No. 18: Mahagonny
Sound/Original Music Composer1979 Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Sound/Music1978 Låt er inte förföras
Sound/Other1974 Lost in the Stars
Sound/Original Music Composer1974 Lost in the Stars
Sound/Music1974 Mahagonny
Sound/Music1963 The Threepenny Opera
Sound/Music1955 One Touch of Venus
Sound/Songs1955 One Touch of Venus
Sound/Original Music Composer1954 Lady in the Dark
Sound/Music1948 One Touch of Venus
Sound/Songs1948 One Touch of Venus
Sound/Songs1944 Lady in the Dark
Sound/Songs1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Sound/Music1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Sound/Music1944 A Salute to France
Sound/Music1938 You and Me
Sound/Songs1938 You and Me
Sound/Music1931 The Threepenny Opera
Sound/Music1931 The 3 Penny Opera

Full Name: Kurt Julian Weill
Born: Friday, 03/02 1900 (March) in Dessau (Germany)
Died: Monday, 04/03 1950 (April) in New York City (aged: 50)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Educated at: Berlin University of the Arts
Spouses (current/former): Lotte Lenya
Student of: Ferruccio Busoni, Engelbert Humperdinck
Other names for Kurt Weill (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Kurt Julian Weill"
Kurt Weill frequently works together with these people:
Bertolt Brecht (9x, Crew)
Maxwell Anderson (4x, Crew)
Ogden Nash (4x, Crew)
Hein Heckroth (3x, Crew)
Lotte Lenya (3x, Actress)
Giuseppe Cannas (3x, Crew)
Bernard Herzbrun (2x, Crew)
S.J. Perelman (2x, Crew)
Gerd Krauss (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:188453, Added: 07/15/2018, Last updated: 06/11/2024