Interview: Howard Pollack on his biography of Marc Blitzstein

Listening Guide

The Work


BLITZSTEIN – Piano Sonata




BLITZSTEIN – Serenade For String Quartet




BLITZSTEIN – Piano Concerto
1. Moderato molto
2. Largo assai
3. Adagio ma non troppo






BLITZSTEIN – Cradle Will Rock
1. Moll’s Song
2. Moll and Gent
3. I’ll Show You Guys
4. Richard Speaking
5. Final Scene


BLITZSTEIN – No For An Answer (Penny Candy)














BLITZSTEIN – Airborne Symphony
1. Theory of Flight
2. Ballard of History and Mythology
3. Kittyhawk
4. The Airborne
5. The Enemy
6. Threat and Approach
7. Ballard of the Cities
8. Morning Poem
9. Ballad of Hurry-up
10. Ballad of the Bombardier
11. Recitative
12. Chorus of the Rendezvous
13. The Open Sky



BLITZSTEIN – Regina
1. Rain Quartet from Act III
2. Birdie’s Aria



BLITZSTEIN – Three Penny Opera
1. Pirate Jenny
2. Mack the Knife





BLITZSTEIN – Juno
1. I Wish It So
2. One Kind Word
3. Bird Upon the Tree
4. Music in the House



BLITZSTEIN – 10 Songs
1. Open Your Heart
2. Then

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