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Kurt Weill

1900 - 1950

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Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German-born American composer active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work, The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Weill has received more than 1,070,969 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Kurt Weill is the 146th most popular composer (down from 142nd in 2019), the 527th most popular biography from Germany (down from 464th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Composer.

Kurt Weill is most famous for his compositions of the Broadway musicals "Threepenny Opera" and "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny."

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Among composers, Kurt Weill ranks 146 out of 1,216Before him are Léonin, Fanny Mendelssohn, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Auber, and Henry Mancini. After him are Darius Milhaud, Philip Glass, George Enescu, Enrique Granados, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, and Édouard Lalo.

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Among people born in 1900, Kurt Weill ranks 25Before him are Charles Francis Richter, Sándor Márai, Urho Kekkonen, Hans Fritzsche, Giorgos Seferis, and Hans Adolf Krebs. After him are Eyvind Johnson, Jan Oort, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Kuhn, Edith Frank, and Mahavatar Babaji. Among people deceased in 1950, Kurt Weill ranks 17Before him are Willis Carrier, Vallabhbhai Patel, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Karl Renner, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Heinrich Mann. After him are Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Nicolai Hartmann, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo, Norman Haworth, and Emil Jannings.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Kurt Weill ranks 527 out of 6,142Before him are Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Anneliese Michel (1952), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Thomas Bach (1953), Pope Victor II (1018), and Maria Sophie of Bavaria (1841). After him are Otto Günsche (1917), Theodor Morell (1886), Helmut Newton (1920), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Hans Spemann (1869), and Hasso von Manteuffel (1897).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Kurt Weill ranks 26Before him are Heinrich Schütz (1585), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Max Bruch (1838), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), and Fanny Mendelssohn (1805). After him are Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Louis Spohr (1784), Max Reger (1873), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Michael Praetorius (1571), and Carl Friedrich Abel (1723).