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About this work:
solo song written "for Lenja" [Lotte Lenya] just after the death of Blitzstein's wife Eva Goldbeck, and after Lenya's divorce from Kurt Weill. Reconstructed from various conflicting sketches, 1997, by Leonard Lehrman. Premiered in NY by Lenya, 1938. Recorded by Helene Williams and Leonard Lehrman on Original Cast Records OC 4441 A Marc Blitzstein Songbook.
Year composed: 1936
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Solo Voice with Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 Soprano
Instrumentation notes: solo (foreign-accented) voice & piano