KURT WEILL (1900-1950): Der Kuhhandel.
Catalogue Number: 01K072
Label: Phoenix Edition
Description: This started life as a German-language operetta, about shady arms dealing and military coups in a tropical island nation (with caricatures plainly representing Hermann Goering and Joseph Goebbels and the opportunity to use music from military marches to Spanish-style dances to grand opera). Unable to finish it on the continent in 1934, Weill turned it into a "musical play" for the Savoy Theatre in London the following year, where it flopped. This performing edition by Lys Symonette (Weill's repetitrice) dates from 1978 and was first staged in 1994. This is its world premiere recording. English subtitles. 16:9 widescreen format. NTSC. Region 0. 2.0 Stereo or Dolby Digital or 5.1 Surround. 138 min.