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Response to pscot (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:06 AM

40. Kurt Weill was an underappreciated genius.

So was his playwright, Bertolt Brecht.
If you are old enough to remember the Ernie Kovacs show, he would play the original Mack the Knife in German (Mackie Messer) with Brecht singing it, and show an oscilloscope.


Bryn Terfel, baritone, singing Mack the Knife in German:



Bryn Terfel singing "Stars" from Les Miz:



Weill/Brecht also wrote "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny". The Doors covered "The Alabama Song" from this opera.


He's Evil from Preservation Act II, by The Kinks. A far better musical than Tommy, and it has many different styles of music in it.



Shepherds of the Nation, from Preservation Act II. Sounds like the Moral Majority:


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