Weill: Marie Galante Suite; Songs from Davy Crockett

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COMPOSERS: Weill
LABELS: Koch Schwann
WORKS: Marie Galante Suite; Songs from Davy Crockett
PERFORMER: Joy Bogen (soprano), Thomas Hrynkiw (piano); Orchestra of St Luke’s/Victor C Symonette
CATALOGUE NO: 3-6592-2
Two world-premiere recordings offering a useful link between the contrasting styles of Weill’s Berlin and Broadway periods. Marie Galante is a heady mixture of vintage and surprisingly sentimental material, while the unfinished Davy Crockett, movingly sung by Joy Bogen, demonstrates how quickly Weill managed to adapt his idiom to the rather different demands of American theatre. Erik Levi

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