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Kurt Weill (1900–1950)

Kurt Weill was born on March 2, 1900 in Dessau, Germany. He is known for Three Penny Opera (1963), Knickerbocker Holiday (1944) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). He was married to Lotte Lenya. He died on April 3, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Three Penny Opera Music Department
Knickerbocker Holiday Music Department
The World's End Soundtrack


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 2021 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (music by)
 2020 The Seven Deadly Sins (Video short) (music)
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2020) ... (music)
 2019 Weill: Street Scene (Video) (music by)
 2019 Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (TV Movie) (music)
 2016 Koncert o ctyrech kapitolách (TV Special)
 2016 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (music by)
 2015 Playing Portraits (TV Series) (2015)
 2010 Kniven (Short) (based on: music by "Die Dreigroschenoper")
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 1994)
- Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007) ... (music by)
- September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill (1994) ... (music: selected songs composed by)
 2006 Brecht-Gala: Ungeheuer oben! (TV Movie)
 2004 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (music by)
 2003 Martin Gore: Loverman EP2+ (Music Video) ("Lost In The Stars" song)
 2003 Ben Webster (TV Special) (composer: song "Mack the Knife")
 2001 Give Me the Rose and the Glove (Short) (music)
 2001 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie) (music)
 1998 Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (TV Movie) (music by)
 1998 Hundert Jahre Brecht (songs by)
 1995 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (music by)
 1994 Street Scene (TV Movie) (music by)
 1993 A Ópera dos Três Vinténs (TV Movie) (music by: "Die Dreigroschenoper")
 1993 Mahagonnyn kaupungin nousu ja tuho (TV Movie) (music by: "Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny")
 1993 The Seven Deadly Sins (TV Movie) (music by)
 1992 Street Scene (TV Movie) (music)
 1990 Happy End (TV Movie) (music by)
 1989 Mack the Knife (based on: "The Threepenny Opera") / (music by)
 1986 Reise durch die Nacht (TV Movie documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1985 Frank Sinatra in Japan: Live at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo (TV Special) (music: "Mack the Knife")
 1983 The Seven Deadly Sins of the Middle Class (TV Movie) (music)
 1983 Down in the Valley (TV Movie) (music by)
 1981 Mahagonny (TV Movie)
 1980 Black Champagne (Documentary short)
 1980 Mahagonny (music by)
 1979 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1979) ... (music by)
 1979 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- New York City Opera: Street Scene (1979) ... (music by)
  Song by Song (TV Series) (songs by - 1 episode, 1979) (music - 1 episode, 1977)
- By Alan Jay Lerner (1979) ... (songs by)
- By Ira Gershwin (1977) ... (music)
 1978 Låt er inte förföras (TV Special)
 1977 Lletres catalanes (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Mahagonny (1977) ... (music by)
 1977 Happy End (TV Movie) (music by)
 1976 Pikkuporvarin seitsemän kuolemansyntiä (TV Movie) (music by: "Die sieben Todsünden")
 1974 Lost in the Stars (stock music)
 1974 Mahagonny (TV Movie) (music by)
 1972 Die Dreigroschenoper (TV Movie) (music by)
 1971 Opernführer (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (1971) ... (music: excerpts from operas)
 1968 Lotte Lenya sings Kurt Weill (TV Special short)
 1968 Georgia Brown Sings Kurt Weill (TV Special) (songs by)
 1967 Das Berliner Requiem (TV Special)
 1966/II Brecht om Brecht (TV Movie)
 1963 Three Penny Opera (music by)
 1961 Shadow Creek: Down in the Valley (TV Movie) (music by: "Down in the Valley")
 1961 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill (1961) ... (composer: additional music)
 1960 Milos Kopecký: Mackie Messer (Music Video short)
 1958 Television Theater (TV Series) (original music by - 1 episode)
- Opera za trzy grosze (1958) ... (original music by)
 1958 Drunten im Tal (TV Movie)
 1956 Pacific 13 (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Down in the Valley (1956) ... (music by)
 1955 One Touch of Venus (TV Movie) (music by)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie) (music by)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Knickerbocker Holiday (1950) ... (music by)
  NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1950) (music by - 1 episode, 1950)
- Down in the Valley (1950) ... (music) / (music by)
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here? (lyrics and music by)
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday (music by)
 1931 The Threepenny Opera (music by: "Die Dreigroschenoper")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He composed music for Michael Feingold's translation of Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Threepenny Opera," in an American Contemporary Theatre production in San Francisco, California. Carey Perloff was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Kurt Weill Foundation


Lotte Lenya  (his death) | See more »

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Born to a religious Jewish family, he went to Berlin in 1918 to study music composition and wrote his first symphony at that time. See more »

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