!930s Berlin Cabaret Sampling from youtube.
|Friedrich HOLLAENDER (1896-1976)|
|Songs of the Berlin Cabaret 1920-1929|
Germany was totally traumatised in the humiliating aftermath of the First World War, and the time was ripe for cultural
upheaval. In the field of 'serious' music there was the flowering of the so-called Second Viennese School of composers (Schoenberg
and his disciples Berg and Webern), while the country's capital, Berlin, witnessed the revolutionary productions at the Kroll
Opera then under Klemperer's musical direction. Left-wing politics flourished and newspapers threw off the shackles of censorship.
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The icon-clast herself...
She was possibly the most amazing of the collection of German stars who made the transition
from cabaret to American entertainment, not to mention very, very famous movies - because of her presents in the film.