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This edition: Author: Ethan Mordden discusses his new book "Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya," a dual biography about two of the twentieth century's most influential artists.

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 5, 2012.

First aired: October 27, 2012.

Author Ethan Mordden discusses his latest book "Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya," which chronicles the story of composer Kurt Weill, his wife, legendary actress Lotte Lenya, and the turbulent times that surrounded them. The pair began in Berlin where, along with Bertolt Brecht, they helped to revolutionize German musical theater. They fled to the United States during the rise of Hitler, where they both achieved artistic recognition, as well as commercial success.

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