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Krenek: Johnny Spielt Auf / Hollreiser, Popp, Lear, Stewart

Album Summary

>Krenek, Ernst [Composer] : Jonny spielt auf, opera, Op. 45
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Today everbody knows Kurt Weill's "Threepenny Opera," but the work which really established this style of classical-jazz stage work was Krenek's "Jonny Spielt Auf" (Johnny Strikes Up the Band) of one year earlier. If you like Weill, you will like this jaunty, hilarious tale.


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Works Details

>Krenek, Ernst [Composer] : Jonny spielt auf, opera, Op. 45
  • Performers: William Blankenship (Tenor); Gerd Feldhoff (Baritone); Leo Heppe (Bass); Thomas Stewart; Evelyn Lear (Soprano); Kurt Equiluz (Tenor); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Heinrich Hollreiser
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1925-1926