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Lotte Lenya sings Kurt Weill

Year: 1958, 25 mins
Code: CAT-Lot

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Theater songs by Kurt Weill, texts by Bertolt Brecht, performed mostly in the original German by Weill's widow, the celebrated actress/singer Lotte Lenya. A chamber orchestra is under the baton of Maurice Levine. Selections, from "Mahoganny", "The Threepenny Opera", and other works, include "Moon of Alabama" (in English), "Surabaya Johnny", "Bilbao Lied", "Pirate Jenny" (in English), and "Lied des Ertrunkenen Maedchen".

Lotte Lenya was an Austrian-born American singer, diseuse, and actress, long based in the United States. In the German-speaking and classical music world, she is best remembered for her performances of the songs of her husband, Kurt Weill.

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