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Lenya: Kurt Weill "The Threepenny Opera" (sung in English) - MGM E3121

$15.00 USD


Jacket EX / LP EX / US pressing

This handsome and rare LP from MGM Records (E3121, US pressing, yellow label, mono) features a magnificent presentation of Kurt Weill’s “The Threepenny Opera”, based on ‘The Carmen Capalbo and Stanley Chase Production’ staged at the Theater de Lys, New York City, and boasting an all-star cast. This version is of the complete score, an English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein of the original work composed by Kurt Weill (music) and written by Bert Brecht (lyrics).

The players:

Scott Merrill as Macheath (Mack The Knife)

Martin Wolfson at Mr. J.J. Peachum

Jo Sullivan as Polly Peachum

Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Peachum

Gerald Price as The Streetsinger

Beatrice Arthur as Lucy Brown

George Tyne as Tiger Brown

Lotte Lenya as Jenny


Musical Director: Samuel Matlowsky

Production Director: Carmen Capalbo

Original Orchestration: Kurt Weill

Incidentally, the striking cover photo was taken by Gene Cook. The reverse side of the jacket contains a listing of the musical numbers, a full ploy synopsis, and extensive liner notes on the music (uncredited) – all texts provided in English only.


The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

The condition of the front laminated jacket is EXCELLENT. There is slight discoloration, aging, and edgewear, but really that is all. There are no seamsplits, owners' markings, bends, or other defects and the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and attractive – overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.

The condition of the LP itself is EXCELLENT. Although the surfaces are not absolutely silent, this is a fine copy and the playback is quite superb. Those requiring flawless or NM surfaces are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as an excellent collector's copy.



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