"RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY" FROM LA OPERA: "Alabama Song"
While Brecht and Weill were working on "Mahagonny" in Berlin in August 1927, the composer wrote to his music publisher about their collaboration: "In long discussions with Brecht I have become convinced that his idea of an operatic text largely coincides with my own. The piece we are going to create won't exploit topical themes, which will be dated in a year, but rather will reflect the true tenor of our times. For that reason it will have an impact far beyond its own age."
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