Songs Of The Dark Times

Ivan Hewett explores Bertold Brecht's fascinating and often stormy collaborations with composers including Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith and Hans Eisler.

With contributions from those who knew Brecht - his daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall; director Carl Weber from the Berliner Ensemble; interpreters of Brecht songs, including veteran chansonnier Gisela May, Ute Lemper, Robyn Archer and Dominic Muldowney; and the directors David Hare and Stephen Unwin.

With Brecht's comments about music read by Simon Russell Beale

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Ivan Hewett explores Bertold Brecht's fascinating and often stormy collaborations with composers including Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith and Hans Eisler.

With contributions from those who knew Brecht - his daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall; director Carl Weber from the Berliner Ensemble; interpreters of Brecht songs, including veteran chansonnier Gisela May, Ute Lemper, Robyn Archer and Dominic Muldowney; and the directors David Hare and Stephen Unwin.

With Brecht's comments about music read by Simon Russell Beale

2006082720061224

Ivan Hewett explores Bertold Brecht's fascinating and often stormy collaborations with composers including Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith and Hans Eisler.

With contributions from those who knew Brecht - his daughter, Barbara Brecht-Schall; director Carl Weber from the Berliner Ensemble; interpreters of Brecht songs, including veteran chansonnier Gisela May, Ute Lemper, Robyn Archer and Dominic Muldowney; and the directors David Hare and Stephen Unwin.

With Brecht's comments about music read by Simon Russell Beale