Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 September Song
Lotte Lenya 3:50
2 It Never Was You
Lotte Lenya 2:32
3 Saga of Jenny
Lotte Lenya 4:05
4 Foolish Heart
Lotte Lenya 3:17
5 Speak Low
Lotte Lenya 2:56
6 Sing Me Not a Ballad
Lotte Lenya 4:21
7 Lonely House
Lotte Lenya 3:34
8 A Boy Like You
Lotte Lenya 2:32
9 Green-Up Time
Lotte Lenya 2:38
10 Trouble Men
Lotte Lenya 3:49
11 Stay Well
Lotte Lenya 3:07
12 Lost in the Stars
Lotte Lenya 4:05
13 Moritat
Lotte Lenya 3:08
14 Barbara-Song
Lotte Lenya 4:28
15 Seeräuber-Jenny
Lotte Lenya 4:05
16 Havanna-Lied
Lotte Lenya 2:00
17 Alabama Song
Lotte Lenya 4:14
18 Wie man sich bettet
Lotte Lenya 4:00
19 Bilbao-Song
Lotte Lenya 4:40
20 Surabaya-Johnny
Lotte Lenya 4:27

Credits

CD 1

additional translator:
Elisabeth Hauptmann (track 17)
composer:
Kurt Weill (tracks 1–20)
conductor:
Roger Bean (German pianist and accordionist) (track 15)
Maurice Levine (tracks 1–12)
librettist:
Elmer Rice (track 8)
lyricist:
Maxwell Anderson (tracks 1–2, 10–12)
Bertolt Brecht (tracks 13–20)
Ira Gershwin (tracks 3, 6)
Langston Hughes (tracks 7–8)
Alan Jay Lerner (track 9)
Ogden Nash (tracks 4–5)
orchestra:
producer:
vocals:
Lotte Lenya (tracks 1–20)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 1)
recorded at:
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany (1955-07-05 – 1955-07-07) (track 15)
arrangements:
6 Songs: No. 1. Lost In the Stars (piano arrangement by the composer 1942) (track 12)
Bilbao Song (from "Happy End") (Arrangement for Jazz Orchestra) (track 19)
Green-Up Time (from "Love Life") (Fox Trot Arrangement) (track 9)
It Never Was You (from "Knickerbocker Holiday") (Fox Trot Arrangement) (track 2)
September Song (from "Knickerbocker Holiday") (Fox Trot Arrangement) (track 1)
Speak Low (from "One Touch of Venus") (Fox Trot Arrangement (Beguine Tempo)) (track 5)
Stay Well (from "Lost in the Stars") (Fox Trot Arrangement) (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
Dicsi'r Clustie (track 13)
later translated versions:
Alabama song (French version) (track 17)
Chant de La Havane (track 16)
Complainte de Mackie (André Mauprey translation) (track 13)
Complainte de Mackie (Boris Vian translation) (track 13)
Le Chant de Barbara (Barbara Song) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (track 14)
Mack the Knife (1954 Blitzstein translation) (track 13)
O malandro (track 13)
Surabaya Johnny (French version 1956) (track 20)
Surabaya Johnny (dutch version) (track 20)
Så tyst (track 5)
The Ballad of Mack the Knife (1976 Manheim/Willett translation) (track 13)
The Threepenny Opera: Pirate Jenny (Marc Blitzstein translation) (track 15)
part of:
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt I (tracks 14–15)
Knickerbocker Holiday (Kurt Weill musical) (tracks 1–2)
Lost in the Stars (complete musical) (tracks 10–12)
Lost in the Stars, Act I (tracks 10, 12)
Love Life (Musical by Lerner & Weill) (track 9)
One Touch of Venus (tracks 4–5)
Street Scene (american opera) (tracks 7–8)
Happy End (german original) (tracks 19–20)
recording of:
Alabama Song (From the songspiel "Mahagonny" & opera "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny") (track 17)
Green-Up Time (from "Love Life") (track 9)
Happy End: Surabaya Johnny (original German version) (track 20)
Havanna Lied (track 16)
Lonely House (track 7)
Lost in the Stars (Song, Ulysses Africanus) (track 12)
Stay Well (Lost in the Stars) (track 11)
Trouble Man (Lost in the Stars) (track 10)
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt I. Die Seeräuberjenny (1955-07-05 – 1955-07-07) (track 15)
One Touch of Venus: Speak Low (1957-08) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Blues Potpourri (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") (Arrangement for Dance Orchestra) (tracks 13–14)

Release Group

part of: Norman Lebrecht's 100 Best Recordings of Classical Music (number: 30)