In contrast, Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera was met by relative silence when it debuted in Berlin in 1928, but it went on to produce some of the most recognizable jazz harmonies in the world, including the standard, "Mack the Knife," performed by everybody from Louis Armstrong to Bobby Darin.
Both of these masterpieces are on display in four short documentaries being screened at Cineclub 24 this Sunday. Two cover Stravinsky. The first is a production of Rite of Spring by the Joffrey Ballet; the second two are profiles of Stravinksy made by Oliver Hermann and Tony Palmer, respectively.
Then at 5:15 p.m. the program switches to G.W. Pabst's 1931 filming of the Threepenny Opera.
Sun., May 10, 2 p.m., 2009