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Kurt Weill

Composer, Playwright (2-Mar-1900 — 3-Apr-1950)


David Drew. Kurt Weill: A Handbook. University of California Press. 1987. 480pp.

Stephen Hinton (editor). Kurt Weill: The Threepenny Opera. Cambridge University Press. 1990. 229pp.

Foster Hirsch. Kurt Weill on Stage: From Berlin to Broadway. Random House. 2002. 403pp.

Kim H. Kowalke (editor). A New Orpheus: Essays on Kurt Weill. Yale University Press. 1990. 376pp.

Ronald Sanders. The Days Grow Short: The Life and Music of Kurt Weill. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1980. 469pp.

Jürgen Schebera. Translated by Caroline Murphy. Kurt Weill: An Illustrated Life. Yale University Press. 1995. 381pp.

Ronald Taylor. Kurt Weill: Composer in a Divided World. Simon & Schuster. 1991. 352pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.810)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.734)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.743)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1541)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.375)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.1108)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1103)

  14. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.949)

  15. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (p.273)

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.1106-07)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.779)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.509)

  19. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.191)

  20. American Songwriters (pp.426-31)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.93)

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