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U.S. Premiere of Lotte Lenya, In Her Own Words

UPDATE: If you missed our recent broadcasts, you can listen on the ConcertZender website here: Part 1 and Part 2. Enjoy! Broadcast times: Part one, Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m. Part two, Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m.

KALW Presents...is proud to be the U.S. broadcast partner for the premiere of this first-ever documentary about the life of Lotte Lenya. 
 
The legendary actress and singer was a groundbreaking artist who immortalized the music of Kurt Weill, one of her husbands. Lotte Lenya was well-known for her rendition of "Mack the Knife” and for originating the role of Jenny in The Three Penny Opera. 
 
Host and producer Guy Livingston takes us on a historical tour of Lotte’s two Worlds — 1920s Berlin and 1950s New York. This is a ConcertZender Radio Netherlands documentary, aired on KALW for the first time in the U.S.
 

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Credit Courtesy of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, New York.
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Lenya with Louis Armstrong, 1955