amarcord / Ensemble Modern / HK Gruber: Kurt Weill

At the Kurt Weill Fest Dessau amarcord, sopranos Ute Gfrerer and Winnie Böwe as well as the Ensemble Modern conducted by HK Gruber performed the “Mahagonny-Songspiel” and the “Chansons des Quais” (in a new version commissioned by the Kurt Weill Foundation). A studio production has now been released on the Ensemble Modern label.

The recording was selected as the album of the week by concerti magazine at the beginning of May: “The Leipzig male quintet amarcord is in its prime, you go weak at the knees after the ‘Mahagonny-Songspiel’, already”.