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Kurt Weill Foundation E-news
July 2010

 

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Catch Kurt Weill’s “Youkali”
on HBO’s True Blood

"Youkali" sheet music cover

Tune in to HBO on Sunday, July 25th at 9 pm to hear Kurt Weill’s tango “Youkali” on the cult-hit vampire series True Blood, produced by Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball.

Weill composed the infectious melody of “Youkali” as an instrumental number for the 1934 show Marie Galante. The lyrics, which wistfully describe an unattainable paradise, were added in 1935 by Roger Fernay.

The recording of “Youkali,” sung by Teresa Stratas, is from September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill, released on Sony Classical.


Listen to a sample >>

True Blood Season 3, Ep. 30: “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues” >>

 

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The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., administers, promotes, and perpetuates the legacies of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. It encourages broad dissemination and appreciation of Weill’s music through support of performances, productions, recordings, and scholarship; it fosters understanding of Weill’s and Lenya’s lives and work within diverse cultural contexts; and, building upon the legacies of both, it nurtures talent, particularly in the creation, performance, and study of musical theater in its various manifestations and media.

 
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