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Weill's 100th

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Weill's 100th

Weill's 100th

Weill's 100th

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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.