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The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music

The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music (Paperback)

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The stylistic remnants of cabaret music from Weimar-era Germany are all around us. During the 20th century, its most prominent American exponents were the Germans Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya, whose careers extended through the 1970s. Because of them (and others), the words and music of such as Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Friedrich Hollaender, and Marcellus Schiffer continue to be heard and exert widespread influence. Major songwriters touched by cabaret include Lennon & McCartney, Bacharach & David, Kander & Ebb, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, and Patti Smith, among many others. African-American artists, beginning with Louis Armstrong, have been prolific and sympathetic interpreters of cabaret music. Modern-day Las Vegas appears to be fulfillment of a prophecy made during the late 1920s by Weill & Brecht in their Mahagonny stage works. And today, the German cabaret tradition remains strong with contemporary stars such as Ute Lemper and Max Raabe packing international venues.

Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresEasy listening, MOR music Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 02/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9780786468638  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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William Farina has written books on Arthurian legend, early Christianity, the American Civil War, Shakespeare and baseball. A former collegiate and semi-pro baseball player, he lives in Wisconsin, USA and works as a real estate consultant for the federal government.

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