Satirical, sentimental, rebellious and subversive, the songs of the cabaret were picked up and exploited by the ‘serious’ composers of the day.
In To the Cabaret!, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts music by composers from Kurt Weill to Friedrich Hollaender, who wrote some of the greatest cabaret songs in history, including those made famous by Marlene Dietrich.
These transport us to that brief and uncertain carnival a hundred years ago, when for a moment a brightly lit interlude intervened between the darkness of two political and human catastrophes.
RepertoireProgramme to be announced: Songs by Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender
There is no interval in this performance.
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer: Following this event, join the Raze Collective and the Philharmonia Orchestra for a queer extravaganza of contemporary cabaret from across London. Admission free.
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