Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kurt Weill's 111th

Rob thinks the "obvious" choice of a YouTube video to embed to celebrate Kurt Weill's 111th Birthday is Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagonny.

Au contraire: the more obvious choice is "Mack the Knife":

Kurt Weill + Bertold Brecht + Lotte Lenya = Gold.

For those of you who want to understand the lyrics, Louis Armstrong:

That being said, Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagonny is probably the better choice.