The Kurt Weill Edition


A TIMELINE

Following the death of Weill's widow Lotte Lenya in 1981, the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music expanded its mission to promote greater understanding of the lives and accomplishments of Weill and Lenya through research and performance. At that time, foundation president Kim H. Kowalke and the board of trustees identified the publication of Weill's scores as one of the most significant and enduring tasks the organization could undertake. Throughout the 1980s, director and archivist David Farneth, musical executive Lys Symonette, and other members of the foundation staff helped to establish the archival resources and institutional structures necessary to support this project. They identified, located, and cataloged extant sources, organized voluminous correspondence, and established an oral history collection. The development of the foundation's grant program served the dual function of identifying scholars interested in Weill's work and stimulating new research that would later bear fruit for the collected edit ion. Meanwhile, as the copyright and legal issues resulting from the composer's complicated biography were put in order, the dearth of reliable full scores and general neglect in the publishing domain demanded remedy.

By the end of the decade, conditions seemed conducive for initiation of the Kurt Weill Edition (KWE).

1989 * The foundation trustees endorse Kowalke's proposal for a feasibility study of a collected edition.

1990 * An advisory committee meets to determine feasibility and discuss issues relevant to the initiation of the project. (In addition to foundation representatives Kowalke, Farneth, Symonette, and Mario Mercado, the committee includes Theodore Chapin, Gabriel Dotto, Ronald Freed, Lawrence Gushee, John Shepard, and James Zychowicz. David Drew and Stephen Hinton later review and comment upon the committee's report.)

* The foundation trustees, following the recommendations of the advisory committee's report, approve preparation of a prospectus.

1991 * Mercado, in consultation with Farneth and Kowalke, prepares the prospectus for a Kurt Weill Edition, including a sketch of some editorial procedures by Zychowicz.

* The foundation trustees approve the prospectus and allocate personnel and other resources to the KWE.

1992 * Kowalke and Drew meet in Stuttgart, Germany, with representatives of Weill's three principal publishers (Freed of European American Music Corporation [EAMC], Peter Hanser-Strecker of Schott Musik International, and Marion von Hartlieb of Universal Edition). EAMC is assigned the responsibility of publishing the edition, in association with the foundation. Hanser-Strecker and von Hartlieb voice support but also grave concerns about the investment involved.

* The president appoints an editorial board to oversee the intellectual aspects of the KWE. The board is comprised of Drew, Hinton, Kowalke, and Giselher Schubert.

* The foundation hires Edward Harsh as production manager (promoted in 1995 to managing editor). Farneth is officially appointed KWE archivist; Symonette is named musical advisor.

* Fifty prominent individuals accept invitations to serve on the KWE advisory board. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

The Kurt Weill Edition
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.