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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill's "Surabaya Johnny"


Today (April 3) marked the death of German composer sixty two years ago in 1950.  Quite by chance, one of the greatest interpreters of Weill's music, Ute Lemper, is in town this week (Wednesday April 4)  to give a concert at Koerner Hall.  Joining her is the Vogler Quartet and Stefan Malzew. In addition to Weill, she is also singing songs by Hans Eisler, Erwin Schulhoff, Edith Piaf, and Astor Piazolla, among others.  I understand the concert is already sold out, but do check with the box office as there may be returns. To remember Kurt Weill and to mark the return to Toronto of Ute Lemper, here is the rendition of her incomparable "Surabaya Johnny" from Weill's Happy End.


Joseph K. So

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