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Kurt Weill

Weill, Kurt (1900–50), German-born U.S. composer. His most well-known music is for the 2 satirical operas on which he collaborated with Bertolt Brecht, The Threepenny Opera (1928) and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1927, rev. 1930). Unpopular with the Nazis, he came to the United States in 1935 and became a successful Broadway composer, creating the music for such musicals as Knickerbocker Holiday (1938, with Maxwell Anderson) and Street Scene (1947). He was married to singer Lotte Lenya.

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