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Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

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They were an unlikely couple. Kurt Weill was a German cantor's son, cerebral, well-educated. Lotte Lenya was two years older, an Austrian Catholic coachman's daughter, waif-like, less than beautiful but always appealing to men. She survived the abuse of an alcoholic father, escaping to Zurich and finally Berlin, working as a would-be dancer turned actress. When they met, s ...more
Paperback, 554 pages
Published December 17th 1997 by University of California Press (first published May 5th 1996)
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I'm going to take a lot of years to read their years. And I like that about us. I like to open it every few months and get back into their story. Was able to read what is currently my favourite love letter of all time (Weill to Lenya) at my very dear friend's wedding. Just beautiful and honest and romantic---
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Kurt Julian Weill was a German, and in his later years German-American, composer active from the 1920s until his death. He was a leading composer for the stage, as well as writing a number of concert works.
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“Yesterday a very interesting, beautifully photografed english picture about a nun convent in India, "Black Narcissus," with Deborah Kerr who is quite lovely. They are away ahead of Hollywood, better ideas, better scripts, better color, and much better acting.

Kurt Weill, London, May 8, 1947”
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