Moonlight, Nightingales and Dreams of Hawaii – Referential systems of “Kitsch” in the German Musical Cabaret of the late Weimar Republic
Keywords:Cabaret, Weimar Republic, popular music, musical theatre, popular song
AbstractCabaret 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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