Kurt Weill

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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The Seven Deadly Sins review – Hollywood highs and Depression lows with uncanny resonances
The expressive force of singer Wallis Giunta and dancer Shelley Eva Haden evoked today’s US in a spirited production of Brecht and Weill’s sung ballet

Rian Evans

23, Nov, 2020 @12:46 PM

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The week in classical: Street Scene; SCO/ Emelyanychev – review
Opera North revels in a night on the town with Kurt Weill. And the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has a magician in its midst

Fiona Maddocks

25, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Street Scene review – full justice for murder in Manhattan
Opera North’s striking production of Kurt Weill’s opera is beautifully achieved with moments of dramatic fire

Tim Ashley

19, Jan, 2020 @4:07 PM

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The Silver Lake/The Seraglio review – timely steps with English Touring Opera
Mozart’s culture clash comedy is impeccably paired with Weill’s parable where poverty and privilege compete under the malign eye of the far right

Tim Ashley

10, Oct, 2019 @10:12 AM

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Kurt Weill opera silenced by Nazis to be heard again after 80 years
Comic work by German composer has been reinterpreted for modern audiences

Vanessa Thorpe

27, Apr, 2019 @1:30 PM

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The week in classical: Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill; Le nozze di Figaro; BBC Symphony Orchestra – reviews
Opera North singers take a nimble turn through Kurt Weill’s songbook. Plus, a notable debut at Nevill Holt and Mariam Batsashvili at Maida Vale

Fiona Maddocks

23, Jun, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Mary Lou Williams: Live at the Cookery review – a unique talent

Dave Gelly

05, Mar, 2017 @8:00 AM

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A musical tour of Europe's great cities: Berlin
Our series ends in Berlin, the classical music lover’s dream destination, with Berg, Busoni, Bowie and Bernstein.

Stephen Moss

24, Nov, 2016 @3:42 PM

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Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret review – sardonic, sexual, wonderfully done
In the company of Meow Meow and a raffish Australian Chamber Orchestra, Humphries reveals a lifelong love for music the Nazis banned as ‘degenerate’

Tim Ashley

31, Jul, 2016 @11:11 AM

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The Threepenny Opera review – cartoon counterfeit runs out of juice
A new translation fails to hit its satirical targets but still makes for a good musical

Susannah Clapp

05, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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A cheap take on The Threepenny Opera | Letters
Letters: How this barbed satire might have resonated with today’s bankers’ millions. Instead we get Peachum as ‘a louche figure in high heels’


29, May, 2016 @6:57 PM

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