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Speak Low (Songs by Kurt Weill) & The Seven Deadly
Speak Low (Songs by Kurt Weill) & The Seven Deadly

Speak Low (Songs by Kurt Weill) & The Seven Deadly Sins [Die Sieben Todsunden] ~ von Otter

Product ID : 17184842
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Galleon Product ID 17184842
UPC / ISBN 002894398942
Shipping Weight 0.18 lbs
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Manufacturer Deutsche Grammophon
Shipping Dimension 5.55 x 4.96 x 0.55 inches
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Format Import
Number Of Discs 1
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2001-12-21
Release Date 1995-03-13
UPC 002894398942

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About Speak Low (Songs By Kurt Weill) & The Seven Deadly

Kurt Weill's ballet with songs is one of this century's greatest theatrical works. It has all the wit and melodic appeal of The Threepenny Opera and social conscience of Mahagonny, but more warmth and musical sophistication than either. It's also all over with in about 40 minutes. Some critics believe the piece was intended as a sort of love poem to Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya; given the tenderness of much of the music, it's hard to disagree. Lenya herself recorded the piece in the 1950s (a recording recently reissued by Sony) and this very much newer performance is welcome particularly for Anne Sofie von Otter's highly intelligent and musical way with the text. The other songs, from both Weill's Berlin and Broadway periods, make the perfect filler. --David Hurwitz