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Various Artists Die Dreigroschenoper: Berlin 1930 (Teldec) Renowned for her acidic touch in Weimar cabaret music, Lemper strives for versatility and broader pop appeal on But One Day…. The chanteuse smolders in Piazzolla tangos and wrenching Brel chansons, but her self-penned numbers don’t ignite, and the liberties she takes with classic Kurt Weill songs are less jazzy than jarring. For genuine Weill, look no further than Lotte Lenya and comrades in the original 1930 Dreigroschen-oper (Threepenny Opera) recording. With bonus tracks from Marlene Dietrich and Bertolt Brecht, this reissue is an immensely entertaining time capsule. Day: B Threepenny: A

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