Press : Ute Lemper – Singing the songs that the dead left behind

German singer Ute Lemper is giving a very special concert at JW3

In the 1990s the German singer Ute Lemper became a lynchpin of a ground-breaking series of recordings on the Decca label entitled Entartete Musik. It explored composers banned by the Nazis, including much music that had scarcely been heard for decades. Lemper, whose sultry stylishness often seems to channel Marlene Dietrich, set alight the songs of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender and others for a new generation. Now she is back, exploring even darker territory. On May 22 she brings Songs for Eternity to JW3: a programme of songs written in the ghettos and concentration camps… /

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