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Listen: Steven Taubeneck on Ute Lemper’s Music

Ute Lemper’s performing career grows out of a passionate and enduring commitment to art, politics and history, and out of a contentious and complicated relationship with her homeland and its past. Her panache, versatility and sophisticated repertoire – including Berlin cabaret songs and the dark gems of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill – have led her to international acclaim as a recording artist and in the theatre, cabaret and film worlds.

In this pre-show talk, Steven Taubeneck discusses Ute Lemper’s music and influences, as well as the evening’s program which crosses national and stylistic borders to¬†mix Weimar chansons and the classical works they influenced.

This talk took place on March 24, 2012, prior to the Chan Centre presentation of Ute Lemper.


5 Pieces


Edith Piaf


Kurt Weill


The Weimar Republic


Hanns Eisler


Chava Alberstein




Jacques Brel


Uta Lemper



Thu Jun 2, 2011