Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Kurt Weill was one of a number of composers who had to flee Nazi Germany. In fact he had a lot to fear as not only was he a Jew but he had also collaborated with Berthold Brecht in works some of which had lampooned the Nazis! His work can therefore be spilt between Germany which he left in 1933 and America where he settled in  1935 and died in 1950. Once in America he became a leading composer of Broadway Musicals, many of which are featured in this current offer. Weill always sought to work with the finest playwrights and lyricists of the day, one of whom was Ira Gershwin and together they produced Weill's first big American hit Lady In The Dark. One of his main performers was his wife Lotte Lenya, whose characteristic voice made many of his song standards of the popular song repertory.

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