An oral history interview with Henry Marx / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1986 January 29 : recording and transcript.

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Marx, Henry,. An oral history interview with Henry Marx / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1986 January 29 : recording and transcript.

An oral history interview with Henry Marx / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Donald Spoto, New York City, 1986 January 29 : recording and transcript.

Marx discusses his only meeting with Kurt Weill, an interview he conducted in the late 1940's. He also describes his role in organizing the Weill-Lenya exhibition at the New York Public Library in 1976, and his work with Lotte Lenya at that time. He considers Weill's American persona (specifically, Weill's desire to leave Germany behind) as well as his relations with Lenya and with Bertolt Brecht. He recalls his impressions of The eternal road, produced in 1937. He also discusses Lenya's skills as an actress and singer.

1 transcript (13 p.) ; 28 cm.1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips., stereo.

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