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It was the last production of both Weill and Kaiser in the Weimar Republic before they were forced to emigrate. It was banned on 4 March by the Nazis after having been performed 16 times. A complete performance of Der Silbersee runs about three hours, consisting of roughly equal parts of dialogue and music. The long and complex play requires skilled actors, but the vocal demands Erich Korngold* / David Epstein Weill's score require trained singers.
The difficulty in reconciling these needs makes successful performance of the piece difficult, and modern productions have consisted mostly of abridged concert versions and adaptations. An abridged version with diminished orchestration was prepared by Boris Blacher and presented as part of the Berlin Festival at the Schlosspark-Theater, in West Berlinon 19 September It included the entire score in its original orchestration, with narration spoken by Lotte Lenya.
The performance was conducted by Gary Bertini. The Berlin Festival in West Berlin on 10 September presented a minute concert version devised by David Drew for five soloists, chorus and orchestra with no narration or dialogue.
The score incorporated incidental music Weill had composed for the Berlin stage as well as music written for a production of August Strindberg 's Gustav IIIand interpolated the 'Muschel von Margate' written for Leo Lania's play Konjunktur with M.I.T. Symphony Orche lyrics by Wheeler to create a duet for Olim and Severin in act 3. This version also adds Olim to the Lottery Agent's Tango, making M.I.T.
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In a production at Kokkola Opera Festival Finland. A band of unemployed men who live on the banks of the Silbersee are driven by their hunger and despair to rob a grocery store. Severin is making off Verushka (Part 1) - Herbie Hancock - Blow-Up - The Original Soundtrack Album a pineapple when M.I.T.
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Thanks to an unexpected lottery win, Olim suddenly acquires a fortune. He destroys his police report of the incident and vows to make amends to M.I.T. Symphony Orche. Olim presents himself to the bitter, hospitalized Severin as his benefactor without Času Dost - Various - Plzeň Žije! his true identity. Olim has purchased an ancient castle and is attending to Severin's recovery with the help of his housekeeper Frau von Luber and her good-hearted and somewhat mystical niece Fennimore.
Frau von Erich Korngold* / David Epstein is from an old aristocratic family that has fallen on hard times. Sensing that Olim is hiding some secret that she may be able to use to her advantage, she orders Fennimore to spy upon the master and his guest in an attempt to unlock the mystery of their relationship.
Meanwhile, Severin is unmoved by Olim's generosity and remains morbidly focused on revenge. At Severin's Aint Misbehavin - Peter Cincotti - Peter Cincotti, Fennimore delivers a message to his comrades at the Silbersee, who thereby learn his whereabouts and come to the castle, where they recognize Olim as the policeman whose gunshot crippled Severin.
Frau von Luber now exploits Olim's fear of the furious Severin and manages to acquire both the castle and Olim's fortune. Fennimore foils her aunt's plan to set Severin murderously upon Olim by moving the two men to reconcile. Frau von Luber, now restored to wealth and property, dispossesses Olim and Severin, who set out through the snow to the Silbersee with the intention of drowning themselves.
As they journey there, winter turns to spring and the voices of Fennimore and the unseen chorus encourage them to remain true to each other and to mankind by going forward in confidence and hope. The theatrical form of Der Silbersee is difficult to classify and most closely resembles a singspielthough with greater dramatic demands placed on the acting.
As in his other works, Weill uses a broad variety of forms songs, arias, duets, quartets, chorusesmusical styles tangofuneral marchwaltzpolkafoxtrotmarch and conventions revenge aria, moritatTotentanzand dialogue spoken over elaborate musical accompaniment, i. The orchestration requires a string section plus 13 other instruments. The finale, depicting Severin and Olim's journey to the Silbersee through a stormy snowscape Erich Korngold* / David Epstein transforms into spring, runs approximately 15 minutes and M.I.T.
Symphony Orche of melodrama, dialogue, instrumental passages, choruses, and an offstage solo. As a result of the work's questioning of genre limitations, the Nazis labelled it Entartete Musik and placed a ban on the piece on 4 March The next day, Kaiser was expelled from the Prussian Academy of Artsof which he was a member.
On 21 March, Silbersee designer and longtime Weill collaborator Caspar Neher and his wife Erika drove Weill across the border in their car and together they headed for Paris. On 10 May the work with illustrations by Neher was burned on the Opera Plaza. In spite of the extreme censorship put on it at the time, the work has survived more or less intact. There have been complete recordings and performances made of it most since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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