Saturday, June 3, 2017

Spare Air this weekend

Berlin in light: cabaret, dance-band and theater music from Berlin in the 1920s and early ’30s. Kurt Weill is the composer looming over this time and place, but many other artists and composers (not all of them German) figured prominently in this singular musical scene. We’ll hear voices from the period – notably the amazing vocal sextet the Comedian Harmonists – and leading current-day interpreters, including Max Raabe & Das Palast Orchester and the chanteuse Ute Lemper.

June 4
7-9 p.m. EDT
2300-0100 GMT/UTC
WDCE-FM, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Kurt Weill: “Berlin im Licht”
Rosemary Hardy, vocalist
Ensemble Modern/HK Gruber

Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht:
“Die Moritat vom Mackie-Messer” (“Mack the Knife”)
Lotte Lenya, vocalist
Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht: “Pirate Jenny”
Lotte Lenya, vocalist
Lewis Ruth Band/Theo Mackeben
(Intense Media)

James P. Johnson:
“Original Charleston”
Das Palast Orchester

Michael Jary-Rosita Serrando:
“Roter Mohn”
Herman Hupfeld:
“As Time Goes By”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester

Sholom Secunda-
Jacob Jacobs:
“Bei mir bist du schön”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester

Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht: “Alabama Song”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester
(RCA Red Seal)

Hindemith: “Neues vom Tage” Overture
BBC Philharmonic/
Yan Pascal Tortelier

Rudolf Nelson-
Kurt Tucholsky:
Mischa Spoliansky: “Maskulinum - Femininum”
Friedrich Hollaender:
“Sex Appeal”
Kurt Weill-Roger Fernay: “Youkali Tango”
Ute Lemper, vocalist
Matrix Ensemble/Robert Ziegler

Milton Ager-Charles Amberg: “Wochenend und Sonnenschein” (“Happy Days Are Here Again”)
Friedrich Hollaender: “Wir sind von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt” (“Falling in Love Again”)
Duke Ellington: “Creole Love Call”
W.R. Heymann-
Jean Boyer:
“Quand la brise vagabonde”
Comedian Harmonists

Wagner-Hindemith: “The Overture to ‘The Flying Dutchman’ as Sight-Read by a Bad Spa Orchestra
at 7 o’clock in the Morning by the Village Well”
Kocian Quartet

Brahms: “Hungarian Dance” No. 5
Kreisler: “Liebeslied”
Dvořák: Humoresque (“Eine kleine Frühlingsweise”)
Comedian Harmonists

trad. (Kurt Weill arr.): “Klops-Lied”
Kurt Weill-Felix Gasbarra: “Die Muschel von Margate” (“Petroleum Song”)
Kurt Weill-
Lion Feuchtwanger:
“Das Lied von den braunen Inseln”
Teresa Stratas, vocalist
Richard Wollach, piano

Kurt Weill-Ogden Nash: “Speak Low”
Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson: “September Song”
Kurt Weill-Langston Hughes:
“What Good Would the Moon Be”
Max Raabe, vocalist
Das Palast Orchester
(RCA Red Seal)

Elisio Grenet: “Espabilate”
Jacques Dallin:
“Sous le ciel d’Afrique”
Josephine Baker, vocalist
Comedian Harmonists
(Turn Again Records)

Norbert Schultze-Hans Leip: “Lili Marleen”
Lale Andersen, vocalist
male chorus & orchestra
(EMI Electrola)