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

Composer(s)Weill, Kurt
Artist(s) Alsop, Marin, Conductor • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.557481
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

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.

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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
WEILL: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne 1:14:01   
  Symphony No. 2              
      I. Sostenuto - Allegro molto 9:47    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Largo 13:10    2.39   Add to cart  
      III. Allegro vivace 6:43    1.59   Add to cart  
  Symphony No. 1 26:50        album only  
  Lady in the Dark - Symphonic Nocturne (arr. R. Russell Bennett)              
      I. My Ship: Andante misterioso 2:53    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Girl of the Moment 1:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Bolero, "This is New" 3:46    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegro alla marcia 1:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Dance of the Tumblers 1:47    0.99   Add to cart  
      VI. The Saga of Jenny 5:58    1.59   Add to cart  
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