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WEILL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne


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WEILL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne

While he left an extensive and significant output of stage-works, the contribution of Kurt Weill to orchestral and instrumental genres was largely restricted to his formative years. The angular Symphony No. 1, completed in 1921, reflects something of the turmoil of post-World War I. In 1933, with Hitler in power, Weill escaped to Paris where he wrote Symphony No. 2, “one of the 20th century’s forgotten masterpieces”. The Symphonic Nocturne, adapted from the Broadway musical, Lady in the Dark, a 1940 collaboration between Weill, Moss Hart and Ira Gershwin, exhibits all the hallmarks of bitter-sweet lyricism of Weill’s theatrical works from his American years.

Weill, Kurt

  Symphony No. 2
1.   I. Sostenuto - Allegro molto 00:09:47
2.   II. Largo 00:13:10
3.   III. Allegro vivace 00:06:43
  Symphony No. 1
4.   Symphony No. 1 00:26:50

Weill, Kurt
Bennett, Robert Russell, arranger(s)

  Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne (arr. R. Russell Bennett)
5.   I. My Ship: Andante misterioso 00:02:53
6.   II. Girl of the Moment 00:01:58
7.   III. Bolero, "This is New" 00:03:46
8.   IV. Allegro alla marcia 00:01:09
9.   V. Dance of the Tumblers 00:01:47
10.   VI. The Saga of Jenny 00:05:58

Total Playing Time: 01:14:01

Weill, Kurt

Bennett, Robert Russell

Alsop, Marin

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Catalogue No: 8.557481

Barcode: 747313248124

Physical Release: 08/2005

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