Moonlight, Nightingales and Dreams of Hawaii – Referential systems of “Kitsch” in the German Musical Cabaret of the late Weimar Republic

  • Carolin Stahrenberg Univerza Alpe-Adria v Celovcu
Keywords: Cabaret, Weimar Republic, popular music, musical theatre, popular song

Abstract

Cabaret and the popular culture of the Weimar Republic are evidence of a thoroughly modern attitude towards kitsch, which outshines pejorative essays about the degenerating impact of kitsch. This is shown by the example of Friedrich Hollaenders “Kitsch-Tango”, composed for a cabaret revue, and the referential systems, the song refers to – the world of popular culture and the knowledge about the evaluation of certain clichés as “kitsch” by the academia then.

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Author Biography

Carolin Stahrenberg, Univerza Alpe-Adria v Celovcu
Carolin STAHRENBERG dela kot višja raziskovalka na univerzi Alpe-Adria v Celovcu (Avstrija). Srednjo šolo in maturo je opravila v Hannovru. Leta 2010 je prejela doktorat v muzikologiji na Univerzi za glasbo, dramo in medije (HMTM) v Hannovru z nalogo z naslovom »Hot Spots von Café bis Kabarett. Grundrisse und Ansichten musikalischer Handlungsräume im Berlin der Weimarer Republik«. Bila je štipendistka programa združenja Klaus Murmann in fundacije Mariann Steegmann. Carolin Stahrenberg je delala kot raziskovalna asistentka na Raziskovalnem centru za glasbo in spol v Hannovru in v nemškem arhivu ljudskih pesmi v Freiburgu, učila na HMTM Hannover, na Univerzi v Baslu in od decembra 2011 na univerzi Alpen-Adria v Celovcu (www.uni-klu.ac.at/muwi/inhalt/1.htm). Njeno raziskovanje so osredotoča na glasbeno gledališče, glasbo in spol, glasbo in kraje, popularno glasbo in zgodovino glasbe v weimarski republiki.
Published
2013-12-01
How to Cite
StahrenbergC. (2013). Moonlight, Nightingales and Dreams of Hawaii – Referential systems of “Kitsch” in the German Musical Cabaret of the late Weimar Republic. Musicological Annual, 49(2), 99-107. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.49.2.99-107
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