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By Leonard Lehrman

Marc Blitzstein used to be one of many twentieth century's most vital American composers, lyricists, and critics, frequently credited with having almost invented opera within the American vernacular. known as the daddy of yank opera within the vernacular by way of luminaries Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, Blitzstein used to be a masterful pianist, trainer, and accompanist, even though, satirically, he made extra money at the lyrics to at least one song— Mack the Knife —than on every thing else he ever did. Blitzstein's awesome occupation used to be minimize brief in 1964 while he died on the age of fifty eight. This e-book catalogs Blitzstein's personal writings and writings approximately him, through particular listings (chronological, alphabetical, and genre), research, a complete functionality historical past, and summaries of all recognized opinions of his 128 unique musical works and 18 texts set to the song of others.

Shown intimately are the ways that Blitzstein took track from his past works and built it in later works, a method that Lehrman used in finishing (with Bernstein's and the Estate's approval) 20 Blitzstein works for functionality, together with The Cradle Will Rock , i have the song , No for a solution , Idiots First , and Sacco and Vanzetti , which Blitzstein believed will be his magnum opus . The e-book presents a different and entire standpoint at the works of 1 of America's maximum composers—one who merits to be greater known.

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The Frenchman ["splashing the old man": re-use of W21] 6. Pas d'action ["triumphant march" - used in W72 crowd scenes] 7. 2, Harry Druggist, drunk R22#36 8. -10. Blessings I & II ["bathing like the beginning"; fragment] 11. )] Chronological List of Musical Works 35 W33. : Stella Simon & Miklos Bandy; outgrowth, perhaps of sketched Music for Urwald Mechanical Piano and Drums (1927) W34. Megalopolis (1927) ballet [fragments] (scenario: Abraham Lincoln Gillespie & Julian Levi): 1. Belly Dance [became underscore for Prof.

Air [aka Drag] (2/1929) 3. Rondino [aka Paradiddle] (3/12/1929) W40. Triple Sec (summer 1928) one-act opera; "op. 10" in 1928 list; [aka Theater for the Cabaret: opera-farce - sketches at Morgan Library]; libretto by Ronald Jeans; for 19 voices & chamber orch (12)/pno German tr. by Edwin Denby: Die Sünde des Lord Silverside; #1 Prologue (Hostess) W41. Quintet (1928) for Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano "op. 11" in 1928 list - discarded? lost? 36 Chronological List of Musical Works W42. E. Cummings, for vce & pno 1.

Under the Sky) Sc. 8 Pawnship [2nd half compl. 1973] Sc. 9 Synagogue Sc. 10 Pawnshop (Itzak's vocalise) Sc. 11 Train Gate [mostly compl. 1973] Sc. 12 Coach Seat [1973] Sc. d. ) just... 'Idiots First' and 'The Magic Barrel' can make a full evening: TALES OF MALAMUD" (R48#608) W127A. Karla (1974; orch. compl. 3Pt3 Sextet W127B. Suppose A Wedding (1996) [by LJL] intermezzo for W127& W127A 1-act opera on eponymous "scene of a play" by Bernard Malamud #1 The Rabbi and the Rich Man (text derived from S.

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