Music sources for Kurt Weill's Eternal road and Der Weg der Verheissung in the collection of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, 1934-[ongoing].
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Franz Werfel was born Sept. 10, 1890 in Prague, Bohemia; one of the founders of the expressionist movement in German literature, Werfel began writing poetry when still a boy and published his first play when 20; published first book of verse in 1911; plays Goat song (1922) and Juarez and Maximilian (1925) were successfully produced in Europe and NY; published novel, Verdi, in 1924; married Alma Mahler, composer Gustav Mahler's widow, in 1929; in 1940 fled Nazis to US; wrote one of his most popul...
As a result of the success of his Broadway musical Lady in the dark in 1941, German-born composer Kurt Weill and his wife, the singing actress Lotte Lenya, were able to buy "Brook House," in Rockland County, New York, moving there during their sixth year in the United States. From Brook House, and a couple of addresses in Los Angeles during his trips there, Weill kept in touch, until a month before his death, with his parents, who had emigrated to Israel in 1935. From the description...
Jewish American novelist, literary critic and Brandeis University professor. From the description of Articles from the Charleston News and Courier; June 1-September 26, 1903. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 33160455 German-American author Ludwig Lewisohn was the product of a diverse cultural background. Much of his work as writer and academic is concerned with loyalty to heritage, from which identity is forged. Generally, Lewisohn had a very broad conceptu...