Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill Biography

German, America-based composer, twice married to Lotte Lenya.

Born: 2nd March 1900 Dessau, Germany. Died: 3rd April 1950 New York City, New York, USA.

Prominent and popular composer in Germany at the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s. His best-known work is the Threepenny Opera, written in collaboration with Bertolt Brecht in 1928. Left the Nazi regime in 1933 for Paris, then London and then the USA in 1936.

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