This article first appeared in Bright Lights in October 2000. We reprint it as a tribute to the seminal composer on what would have been his 130th birthday. (And frankly, we’re surprised[…]
“I had to allow time to let experience ferment inside me, and by then you forget whether what you went through was useful or not!”
“Defenseless against music, I must submit to its despotism and, depending on its whim, be god or garbage.”
To construct musicality through expressionism, or to express musicality through constructivism?
He composed “Lili Marleen” and, oh yeah, hundreds of other songs and scores
Show us the way to the next pretty boy Don’t know much about history? Well, don’t sweat it, because Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht didn’t either when they decided to[…]
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