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CD92947 Weill, Down in the Valley, Broadcast Bloomington 1948

CD92947 Weill, Down in the Valley, Broadcast Bloomington 1948
CD92947 Weill, Down in the Valley, Broadcast Bloomington 1948
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CD92947 Weill, Down in the Valley, Broadcast Bloomington 1948

Kurt Weill Down in the Valley (1948) American folk-opera in one act Libretto by Arnold Sundgaard

Broadcast University of Indiana, Bloomington - July 14, 1948

The recording of the world première Unnamed student cast and orchestra Ernest Hoffmann, conductor

In 1946 Weill was commissioned to write an opera for the University of Indiana. He expanded and simplified a short opera he had written for the radio, "Down in the Valley", which was then premiered in Bloomington in 1948. This one-act opera, which incorporates melodies based on familiar American folk songs, grew out of Weill's fascination with American folk material. He and his librettist Arnold Sundgaard created the work specifically to fall within the technical compass of university and amateur groups. In the words of the New York Times, "it offers a fascinating glimpse into Weill's American period and the sort of folkish Americana that so influenced the 'serious' musical world in this country during the 1930's and 40's."



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