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Marlene in Paris

Pictures by Wim Didelez

Recently Performed at:

  • Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series, Norwich, UK on June 7th, 2015
  • Bassenheimer Hof, Rüdesheim, Germany on March 28th, 2015
  • The ‘Archiduc Café, Brussels, Belgium on November 23rd, 2014

Marlene in Paris

The music of Marlene Dietrich and friends in 1930s Paris

A programme inspired by Marlene Dietrich that conjures up the flamboyance, elegance, glamour, and dark political undertones of Paris between the two World Wars.

Marlene Dietrich spent much time in Paris in the 1930s, living on the Champs-Elysées and mixing with the great and the good – influential figures such as Jean Cocteau and his circle of talented friends.

This programme features songs in French, German and English by Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf, as well as songs made famous by Marlene herself (Der Blaue Engel…), and piano music by Clément Doucet and Jean Wiéner.