Friday, November 29, 2013

Gratuitous Friday (Otterphile Edition) – Une soirée avec Kurt Weill

Available on demand at France Musique until December 15: Anne Sofie von Otter and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the direction of HK Gruber present an An Evening with Kurt Weill, including The Seven Deadly Sins, and selections from One Touch of Venus and Lady in the Dark.

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music websitesays:
Ever since she recorded Die sieben Todsünden for Deutsche Grammophon in 1994, Anne Sofie von Otter has made the work her own. 
© 2012 The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. All rights reserved.

*KWF also has a great write-up on Die sieben Todsünden for those of us who've heard of it, but never quite knew what it was all about. In fact, their whole site is a treasure trove of information about KW! I recommend checking it out if you have even the remotest interest in Herr Weill and/or his music.

Update 11/30/2013: I don't always buy into Brecht's rhetoric (OK, basically, I never do) but he did draw some cool music out of Weill. This performance is great! And, although it goes without saying, I will say it anyway, ASvO is AWE.Some!

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