Sonntag, 13. August 2017

Gisela May - Heute zwischen gestern und morgen - Gisela May singt Tucholsky

Beginning with her first peformances for the Berliner Ensemble in postwar East Berlin, Gisela May became one of the best-known interpreters of the theater music written for Brecht by Eisler, Weill and Dessau. Eisler "discovered" her at a performance at the Berlin Ensemble in 1957, the year of Brecht's death, and guided her through the first five years of her singing career.

Kurt Tucholsky was one of the most significant journalists of his time: a satirist, a cabaret writer, a socialist and pacifist. He was a "solitary figure among Weimar Republic intellectuals," as his biographer Rolf Hosfeld wrote. And the Republic not only politicized, it also danced. Frantically - at least in Berlin. There the entertainment industry boomed in the 1920s. There were the risqué naked shows and the so-called amusement cabarets, but serious theater also blossomed and cinema became popular. In Berlin, Kurt Tucholsky discovered his stage, he wrote the lyrics for revues and literary cabarets - honed, polemical texts with a shot of ribald humor. His first record appeared, a shellac treasure with the song "When the Old Motor Ticks Again." It was a massive hit.

Tracklist:
1.Das Leibregiment3:41
2.Das Ideal2:53
3.Stationen2:17
4.Sie, zu ihm2:16
5.Lamento2:45
6.Die geschiedene Frau2:38
7.Die Nachfolgerin1:23
8.Danach1:55
9.Wenn eena jeborn wird2:28
10.Wenn eena dot is1:38
11.Mutterns Hände1:11
12.Heinrich Zille2:24
13.Heute zwischen gestern und morgen2:14
14.Berliner Gerüchte2:11
15.Das Lied von der Gleichgültigkeit2:40
16.Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa1:11
17.Der Pfau2:21
18.Chanson2:13
19.Augen in der Großstadt2:39
20.In Weissensee2:35
21.Der Graben3:33
22.Krieg dem Kriege4:17

Gisela May - Heute zwischen gestern und morgen - Gisela May singt Tucholsky
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