Lotte Lenya / Kurt Weill
Lenya, Bear Family Records BCD 16019 KL, released fall 1998. A complete retrospective of Lenya's musical and spoken-word recordings for Ultraphon, Electrola, Philips, Columbia, MGM, Caedmon, etc., along with numerous previously unreleased recordings. An 11-CD set.
Kurt Weill's The seven deadly sins and Berlin theatre songs, Sony Masterworks Heritage 63222, released 1997.
Contains Lenya's first two recordings for Philips/Columbia in the 1950's, 
Lotte Lenya singt Kurt Weill (Columbia KL 5056, 1955) 
Die sieben Todsünden (Columbia KL 5175, CBS 88028, 1956).
O Moon of Alabama: historische Originalaufnahmen, 1928-1944, Capriccio 10 347, released 1990.
Contains the following historical recordings: 
  • "Surabaya-Johnny" and "Bilbao-Song," Theo Mackeben, conductor. Orchestrola 2311, recorded 1930; 
  • "Alabama-Song" and "Denn wie man sich bettet," Homocord H3671, recorded 24 February 1930; 
  • "Querschnitt aus der Oper Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny," Electrola E.H. 736, recorded 1932 (medley of numbers from the opera); 
  • "Six songs by Kurt Weill," Bost BA8, recorded 1943, released 1943. 

  • (Lost in the Stars - Lover Man [later titled Trouble Man] - J'attends un navire - Complainte de la Seine - Soerabaja Johnny - Wie man sich bettet); 
    "Wie lange noch" and "Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib," recorded for the Office of War Information (OWI), Spring 1944. .

Die Dreigroschenoper: Berlin 1930, Teldec 9031-72025-2, released on CD, 1990.
Contains complete re-release of "Aus der Drei-Groschen-Oper," with Trenk-Trebitsch, Gerron, Helmke, Ponto, and Theo Mackeben conducting the Lewis Ruth Band. Ultraphon A752-A755, recorded 7 Dec. 1930, released January 1931. 
(Lenya's recordings of "Alabama-Song" and "Denn wie man sich bettet," as listed above, also available on this disc.)
idem Teldec 13824, LP CBS 66239, LP Telefunken 97012, TELDEC TELEFUNKEN LEGACY 0927 42663 2, LP Odyssey Y2 32977

Symposium 1285
MP Records

Die Dreigroschenoper: historische Aufnahmen, 1928-1931, Capriccio 10 346, released 1990.
Contains "Seeräuberjenny" and "Barbara-Song/Eifersuchtsduett" from "Aus der Drei-Groschen-Oper," above

Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway, vol. 1, Pearl CDS 9189, released 1995.
Includes "Aus der Drei-Groschen-Oper," "Querschnitt aus der Oper Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, "Bilbao-Song," and the "Six songs of Kurt Weill" listed above.

Kurt Weill from Berlin to Broadway, vol. 2, Pearl CDS 9294, released 1997.
Includes "Alabama-Song" (Electrola 301) and "Denn wie man sich bettet" (Homocord 3671).


The Threepenny Opera, CD TER 1101, released on CD, 1989.
Polydor 820 260-2 (CD), Decca Broadway 012 159 463-2
Re-release of MGM E3121, recorded and released 1954 (Blitzstein's English adaptation).
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny
CBS M2K 77341 / M2K 37874
Re-release as Sony SM2K 91184
Re-release of Philips L 09 418-20, Columbia K3L 243, recorded 3-11 November 1956, released March 1958.

  Kurt Weill: Berlin & American Theater Songs, CBS MK 42658, Sony 60647, released on CD, 1988.
Contains the following recordings:

  • "Lotte Lenya singt Kurt Weill," Philips B 07 089, recorded 5-7 July 1955 

  • (Selections released on a 45 RPM "Songs von Kurt  Weill", Philips 429 207 BE
    Released in the U.S. in December 1955 under the title "Berlin Theater Songs."); 
  • "September Song and Other American Theatre Songs of Kurt Weill," Columbia KL 5229, recorded August 1957. 
An abridged version known as The Lotte Lenya Album (Columbia MG 30087) was also issued by Columbia.
Die Dreigroschenoper, CBS MK 42637
Re-release of Philips L 09 421-22, Columbia O2S 201, recorded 11-15 January 1958, released May? 1958. (Excerpts released as Philips S 06 715.)
Kurt Weill (also entitled Portrait Weill or Lotte Lenya Weill), CBS MPK 45886, released on CD, 1990 (distributed in Europe).
Contains the following recordings:
  • Die sieben Todsünden, Philips B 07 186, recorded August 1956, released March 1957; 
  • Happy End, Philips B 47 080 L, Columbia OS 2032, CBS 88028, recorded 9-10 July 1960, released 1960.

Gold 53089 Lotte Lenya / Kurt Weill / Bertold Brecht
EPM 854852 BERLIN, PARIS, BROADWAY 1928-1938
Documents 221310
Historia 625


"Mack the Knife" with Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars, recorded in New York, 28 September 1955. (First issued in 1982 on Book-of-the-Month 21-6547.)

"Theme from The Threepenny Opera" (Mack the Knife) with Turk Murphy. Columbia, released February 1956 in Europe.

Johnny Johnson, Polydor 831 384-2, released on CD, 1987.
Re-release of MGM E3447, recorded November 1956, released February 1957.

Brecht on Brecht, Columbia 02S 203, recorded early 1962?, released 1963.

Der Silbersee, Unique Opera Records, UORC--261-A, recorded 25-26 June 1971. (Label: "Private record / not for sale")

"Kurt Weill Concert," Rococo 4008, released 1971 or 2 (pirated recording of the 8 January 1965 Carnegie Hall concert).