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The Alabama Song

The Alabama Song first appeared in a collection of five poems published by Bertholt Brecht in 1927, called Die Hauspostille. It was written in English and performed by Brecht, to his own music, on stages all over Berlin. He was … Continue reading

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Bertolt Brecht in cabaret.

It is believed that the only time Bertolt Brecht ever appeared in person on a Berlin Cabaret stage was in January 1922. Six years prior to his triumphant collaboration with Kurt Weill on The Threepenny Opera, the  24 year old … Continue reading

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Kate Kühl

Elfriede Katharina Nehrupt was born December 16th 1899 in Cologne, Germany. Encouraged by her doctor father she came to Berlin aged 19, shortly after the first world war, to study classical music and song at the Stern Conservatory. Fiercely political … Continue reading

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