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Marc Blitzstein was a vital figure in the development of American opera and musical theater * His stage works – among them The Cradle Will Rock, The Harpies, Regina, and I’ve Got the Tune – blend social commentary and political satire with charm, simplicity and humor * Is best known for his English-language adaptation of Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera * Has enjoyed a notable revival in recent years, following the release of a disc by Dawn Upshaw and a Hollywood film directed by Tim Robbins * Boosey & Hawkes has issued three volumes of songs, featuring memorable selections from the composer’s stageworks, including works not previously in print

Works by Marc Blitzstein include:
The Harpies (1930) Opera in one act
Orchestra Variations (1934) for full orchestra
Piano Concerto (1931)

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