Wainwright does Weill

Wainwright does Weill


Rufus Wainwright’s fascination with Kurt Weill’s music goes back for decades — in his early twenties he wore out the vinyl grooves of Teresa Stratas’ famous Weill album. Never has he dedicated an entire evening to singing the German musician’s songs. With the Pacific Jazz Orchestra under the baton of Chris Walden he is now expanding the orchestral palette for his approach to Kurt Weill. Wainwright interjects some of his own compositions, old and utterly new ones that have been influenced by the German composer who had a long career in the US after migrating here from Nazi Germany. Furthermore, the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles now offers a stage that provides the perfect visual setting for the period in which Weill’s songs were written.

Additional Info

  • No: 8423
  • Composer: Kurt Weill
  • Conductor: Chris Walden
  • Orchestra: Pacific Jazz Orchestra
  • Artists: Rufus Wainwrigh
  • Production year: 2024
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Director: Bernhard Fleischer
  • Producers: BFMI
  • Format: 4K
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