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CD11286 Weil Down the Valley 1948

CD11286 Weil Down the Valley 1948
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CD11286 Weil Down the Valley 1948

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

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."

The recording of the world première Unnamed student cast and orchestra Ernest Hoffmann, conductor University of Indiana, Bloomington July 14, 1948

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