24,25.05.1996, 21.30, Kenter Theatre

  • Arrangement, piano: EROL ERDİNÇ

Kurt Weill: German and Jewish, German and American, abstract and theatrical, complex and simple, modest and popular... A student of Busoni and Jarnach, a friend of Schoenberg, George Kaiser, Maxwell Anderson, Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart, Langston Hughes and Bertolt Brecht... Lotte Lenya’s husband... Some products of the Brecht- Weill collaboration are: “Three-Penny Opera”, “The Rise and Fall of Mahagony City”, “Happy End”, “Of Love”... Bertolt Brecht: An uncompromising winter, a poet, an intellectual. The striking tone of hise ballades are examples of his black humour on human life. Maurice Magre’s lyrics and Weill’s cabaret chanson-type music... Zeliha Berksoy pays homage to all these masters after a long break in a two-part concert and calls out to future generations with her desire for a peaceful world. Erol Erdinç (conductor of the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra) has arranged the music and will accompany Berksoy on the piano in this memorable concert organised on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht’s death.