This project report attempts to show that Kurt Weill employed the same methods of composition throughout his career, thus unifying his German and American compositions. It attempts to prove that although he experienced overall growth as a composer, adapted as circumstances changed, and was influenced by the culture around him, he did not transform to a completely different style and method of composition during his career.
This project report gives a historical, textual, and musical analysis of Weill's The Threepenny Opera and the "Broadway Opera" Street Scene. Weill composed The Threepenny Opera early in his career in Germany, while he composed Street Scene late in his career for Broadway. By comparing the similarities between the two compositions, one could conclude that Weill was true to his original goals and compositional methods throughout his career.
|Commitee:||Forney, Kristine, Lazarova, Maria|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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