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Coming up in Philly Music: The life and songs of Kurt Weill

Lyric Fest’s next Biography in Music concert will portray the life and music of Kurt Weill, a composer who enlivened the musical theater of two continents. Weill developed a major career in Europe before World War II, composing in classical and German cabaret-style. Then he emigrated to America to escape the Nazis and added a distinct voice to American popular music.
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The Symphonic Side of 'Mack the Knife' Composer Kurt Weill

The success of “Mack the Knife,” composed in 1928, and other popular music written by 20th-century German-Jewish composer Kurt Weill overshadowed his orchestral and classical work. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on his second symphony, and why it was not heard for decades. On Sunday, April 11th at 1 PM...
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Otterbein Production “Into a Lamplit Room” Explores Social Justice and Musical Legacy of Kurt Weill

The Otterbein University Departments of Theatre and Dance and Music present Into a Lamplit Room: The Songs of Kurt Weill from March 18-21 via scheduled virtual performances. The life of composer and social activist Kurt Weill is celebrated in this compilation of his work. The production includes more than 30 songs, ranging from his life in Berlin during the Weimar Era, during which he was a voice against the Nazi regime, to his emigration to the U.S., where he was a supporter of the American war effort in the 1930s, and finally his contributions to the American musical theatre canon.
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