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Kurt Weill (Uncredited)

Kurt Weill

  Born in Dessau, Germany on 2 March 1900, composer Kurt Weill was one of the outstanding composers in the generation that came to maturity after World War I, and a key figure in the development of modern forms of musical theatre. In April 1918 Weill enrolled at the Berlin Musikhochschule where he studied with Humperdinck (composition), Friedrich Koch (counterpoint) and Rudolf Krasselt (conducting). In the summer of 1922 Weill provided a score for a ballet-pantomime entitled Zaubernacht, which was successfully staged in Berlin in November 1922. The 1922-3 season also witnessed premières of four concert works by Weill, including the Sinfonia sacra op.6 and the Divertimento op.