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Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.
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May 13, 2013 Pink Martini singer Storm Large joins Leonard Slatkin and the orchestra for Kurt Weill's satirical Seven Deadly Sins, in a program bookended by composers who straddled the turn of the last century.
In Kurt Weill's opera, the city of Mahagonny was founded by three fugitives hoping to extort money from prospectors.
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December 10, 2010 Kurt Weill unleashed his entire musical and dramatic arsenal in this astonishing and decadent opera, which he wrote in his early twenties. The action is set in a fictional American city, but it's reminiscent of Weimar, Germany.
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February 13, 2008 Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new DVD release of a lesser-known Kurt Weill opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny.
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April 29, 2007 The complicated relationship between Kurt Weill, the composer of the standard "Mack the Knife," and his wife, the singer Lotte Lenya, is the subject of LoveMusik, which opens on Broadway this week.
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January 9, 2006 A disc devoted to concert music by Leonard Bernstein is among four recent releases from conductor Marin Alsop, the new director of the Baltimore Symphony. The recordings show Alsop handling Brahms with the London Symphony Orchestra, and two Kurt Weill symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony.
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February 28, 2000 Thursday, March 2nd, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Kurt Weill. A century after his birth and half a century after his death, Weill remains as controversial a composer as he was in the 1920s when he abandoned a promising career in "serious music;" fled the Nazis; and landed on Broadway, where he wrote such standards as, September Song, and Speak Low. This week, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is staging a long-lost Weill opera. NPR's Rick Karr reports.
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