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Weimar Republic Centenary: From Richard Strauss to Kurt Weill

Weimar Republic Centenary: From Richard Strauss to Kurt Weill

Weimar Republic Centenary: From Richard Strauss to Kurt Weill 

with Sarah Gabriel and Iain Farington

The centenary of the Weimar Republic marks Germany’s first democratic but flawed constitution, arguably one of the most liberal and progressive ever penned at the time.  However, its weaknesses also aided Hitler in his rise to power in 1933…

In the Berlin of the time, artists in underground nightclubs satirised and dissected the political maelstrom in the streets above and captured the febrile human condition of the moment.  Placing well-known songs and music by composers such as Weill, Hollaender and Schulhoff into context alongside Lieder by Richard Strauss and contemporaneous readings and images, Sarah Gabriel and Iain Farrington conjure up a remarkably fertile period in German music.

Duration: 2 hours with interval

Book Tickets

  • Thu 14 Nov 7:30 PM £42.00/£28.00/£18.00/£15.00

Book Tickets

  • Thu 14 November 7:30 PM

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Paul Hindemith
In einer Nacht 1 & 2 (1917-19)
Richard Strauss
Ophelia Lieder (1918)
i Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb vor andern nun
ii Guten Morgen's ist Sankt Valentinstag
iii Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
Arnold Schoenberg
Suite: Prelude (1921)
Erich Korngold
Marietta's Lied (1920)
Paul Hindemith
March (1922)
Kurt Weill
Hier ruht die Jungfrau (Berliner Requiem) (1928)
Erwin Schulhoff
Jazz-like (1922)
Richard Strauss
Durch allen Schall und Klang (1925) 
Das Bachlein (1933)
Kurt Weill
Ich bin eine arme Verwandte (Die Silbersee) (1933) 
Complainte de la Seine (1934)
Erich Korngold
Sterbelied (Abschiedslieder) (1918)
INTERVAL 20 Minutes
Mischa Spoliansky
Morphium (1920) 
Life's a swindle (1931) 
Masculine-Feminine (1924)
Friedrich Hollaender
Take it off Petronella (1920) 
Munchhausen (1931) 
The Jews are all to blame (1931)

Kurt Weill
Mack the Knife (1928) 
Alabama Song (1927) 
Surabaya Jonny (1929)

Mischa Spoliansky
I am a Vamp (1933)
Auf Wiedersehn (1930)



  • As fine an actress as she is a singer.
    Le Monde
  • This was his Proms debut, and an exciting one. He’s an authentic star...
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