Thursday, August 5, 2010

Super Old KURT WEILL LPs


Stumbled upon some early 50's vinyl pressings of KURT WEILL including two versions of his masterwork with BERTHOLT BRECHT, "The Threepenny Opera" or "Die Dreigroschenoper" as it's called on this Capitol Telefunken LONG PLAYER (only 13 minutes per side folks and YES, it's a U.S. pressing!) featuring 'Members of the Original Cast as performed in Berlin' including Willy Trenk-Trebitsch and Lotte Lenja (as it's spelled on the LP cover--speaking of which, what's with the Kurt Weills?).
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This MGM Records version of "The Threepenny Opera" dates from 1954 and Samuel Matlowsky is the musical director for the New York theater version that also features Lotte Lenya and an all-star cast including Mrs. Garrett and Maude! GREAT ALBUM and TRULY a long player (at 26 minutes per side!).
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Finally, here are two different RCA titles that I also scored, "Down In The Valley," which is a 10" from 1950 and also a 1964 12" from the RCA Victor 'Vintage Series' called "The Kurt Weill Classics: Lady In The Dark/Down In The Valley" which has the complete 10" recording on one side along with a 1941 recording of "Lady In The Dark" featuring Getrude Lawrence on the other. Fascinating stuff.




















LADY IN THE DARK (1941)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XZ3VHYTZ
DOWN IN THE VALLEY (1950)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EDBHLFWO

2 comments:

  1. Bea Arthur is on the MGM recording. I think she was in the original off-Broadway version of Three-Penny. Uber-great.

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  2. hey there any chance for a re-up on the weill rips thanksXX

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