Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Complainte de Mackie
Florelle 3:13
2 Ballade von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Lebens
Bertolt Brecht 2:53
3 La Fiancée du Pirate
Catherine Sauvage 3:35
4 Die Moritat von Mackie Messer
Bertholt Brecht 2:51
5 La Chanson de Mandalay
Catherine Sauvage 2:21
6 Mère Courage
Catherine Sauvage 3:18
7 Surabaya-Johnny
Marianne Oswald 3:14
8 Bilbao Song
Catherine Sauvage 4:44
9 Le Chant de Barbara
Florelle 3:41
10 Querschnitt aus der Oper Mahagonny
Lotte Lenja 8:46
11 Alabama Song
Lotte Lenja & The Three Admirals 2:58
12 Denn wie man sich bettet, so liegt man
Lotte Lenja & The Three Admirals 2:55
13 Das Puntilalied
Annemarie Hase 1:21
14 Das Pflaumenlied
Therese Giehse / Annemarie Schloebitz / Betty Loewen / Elsa Grube-Deister / Helga Raumer 1:37
15 Die Ballade vom Förster und der schönen Gräfin
Friedrich Gnass 2:19
16 Die Dreigroschenoper: Ouvertüre und Moritat (Ouverture et complainte)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 2:02
17 Die Dreigroschenoper: Seeräuber Jenny (Jenny des pirates)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 3:10
18 Die Dreigroschenoper: Kanonensong (Le Chant des canons)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:33
19 Die Dreigroschenoper: Liebeslied (Chant d’amour)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:44
20 Die Dreigroschenoper: Barbarasong (Chant de Barbara)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 2:01
21 Die Dreigroschenoper: Erstes Dreigroschen Finale (Finale du premier acte)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 3:05
22 Die Dreigroschenoper: Abschied (Adieu)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:22
23 Die Dreigroschenoper: Zuhälterballade (Ballade du souteneur)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:39
24 Die Dreigroschenoper: Ballade vom angenehmen Leben (Ballade de la vie agréable)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:22
25 Die Dreigroschenoper: Eifersuchtsduett (Duo de la jalousie)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:22
26 Die Dreigroschenoper: Zweites Finale (Finale du deuxième acte)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 2:09
27 Die Dreigroschenoper: Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Lebens (Chant de la vanité de l’effort humain)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 1:35
28 Die Dreigroschenoper: Moritat und Schluss-Choral (Complainte et finale)
Lotte Lenja / Erika Helmke / Kurt Gerron / Erich Ponto / Willy Trenk-Trebitsch 3:20

Credits

CD 1

additional translator:
Elisabeth Hauptmann (track 11)
composer:
Paul Dessau (track 15)
Kurt Weill (tracks 1–4, 7–9, 11–12, 16, 16–28, 28)
conductor:
Theo Mackeben (1929-05) (tracks 2, 4)
Theo Mackeben (1930-12-07) (tracks 16–28)
lyricist:
Bertolt Brecht (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–12, 15–28, 28)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Lotte Lenya (1930-12-07) (tracks 17, 20–21, 23, 25, 28)
orchestra:
Lewis Ruth Band (tracks 2, 4)
Theo Mackeben Jazzband (1929-05) (tracks 2, 4)
Lewis Ruth Band (1930-12-07) (tracks 16–28)
Orchestre Jean Lenoir (1931-11) (tracks 1, 9)
soprano vocals:
Erika Helmke (1930-12-07) (track 21)
translator:
André Mauprey (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9)
Boris Vian (1956-12) (track 8)
vocals:
Lotte Lenya (tracks 17, 23, 25)
Bertolt Brecht (1929-05) (tracks 2, 4)
Erich Ponto (1930-12-07) (tracks 21, 27)
Kurt Gerron (1930-12-07) (tracks 16, 18)
Erika Helmke (1930-12-07) (tracks 19, 22, 25)
Willy Trenk-Trebitsch (1930-12-07) (tracks 18–19, 22–24, 26)
Florelle (1931-11) (tracks 1, 9)
publisher:
Harms Co. (track 11)
arrangements:
Kanonen-Song (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") (Arrangement for Jazz Orchestra) (track 18)
Mekki-Messer (tracks 4, 16)
Tango Ballade (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") (Arrangement for Jazz Orchestra) (track 23)
later translated parody versions:
Dicsi'r Clustie (tracks 4, 16)
later translated versions:
Alabama song (French version) (track 11)
Complainte de Mackie (Boris Vian translation) (tracks 4, 16)
Complainte de Mackie (André Mauprey translation) (tracks 4, 16)
Duo de la jalousie (Das Eifersuchtsduett) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (track 25)
Jenny-des-Corsaires (La Fiancée du pirate) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (track 17)
Le Chant de Barbara (Barbara Song) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (track 20)
Le Chant de Polly (Pollys Lied) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (track 25)
L’amour dure ou ne dure pas (Liebeslied) (track 19)
Mack the Knife (1954 Blitzstein translation) (tracks 4, 16)
Mack the Knife (greek lyrics) (ο Mack με το μαχαίρι) (tracks 4, 16)
Moritat (Mack the Knife) (Eric Bentley translation) (tracks 4, 16)
O malandro (tracks 4, 16)
Pimp Ballad (track 23)
The Ballad of Mack the Knife (1976 Manheim/Willett translation) (tracks 4, 16)
The Cannon Song (track 18)
The Threepenny Opera: Pirate Jenny (Marc Blitzstein translation) (track 17)
later versions:
part of:
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt I (tracks 17–21)
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt II (tracks 22–26)
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt III (tracks 2, 27–28)
Die Dreigroschenoper: Vorspiel (tracks 4, 16, 16)
L'Opéra de quat'sous (tracks 1, 3, 9)
recording of:
Alabama Song (from the songspiel “Mahagonny” & opera “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny”) (track 11)
Jenny-des-Corsaires (La Fiancée du pirate) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (track 3)
Mère Courage (track 6)
Surabaya-Johnny (french version 1931) (track 7)
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt I. Liebeslied (1930-12-07) (track 19)
Die Dreigroschenoper: Akt II. Melodram (Abschied, Der Pferdestall) (1930-12-07) (track 22)
Complainte de Mackie (André Mauprey translation) (1931-11) (track 1)
Le Chant de Barbara (Barbara Song) (extrait de l'opéra de quat'sous) (1931-11) (track 9)
referred to in medleys:
Foxtrot Potpourri (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") (Arrangement for Dance Orchestra) (tracks 18, 24–25)
Blues Potpourri (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") (Arrangement for Dance Orchestra) (tracks 2, 4, 16, 20, 23, 27)
translated version of: