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Composer of the Week: Weill

on BBC Radio 3

Kurt Weill escaped Germany as the Nazis' net was closing around him. But leaving Germany wasn 't just a reaction to the impending threat from the Nazis - Weill's marriage was breaking up. Today Donald Macleod traces the course of Weill's flight from Germany, his stay in Paris and his journey to America.
Prologue (Mahagonny Songspiel) RIAS Berlin Sinfonietta, conductor John Mauceri DerAbschiedsbrief Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo),
Bengt Forsberg (piano) Symphony No 2
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis.
See BBC Proms2000at 7.25pm tonight

Contributors

Unknown:
Kurt Weill
Unknown:
Donald MacLeod
Conductor:
John Mauceri
Piano:
Bengt Forsberg
Conductor:
Andrew Davis.

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