Back in black

By Philip O'Brien
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:42pm, first published March 15 2014 - 3:00am

Decades after they were conceived, the songs of artists such as Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel endure as features of popular culture. They are still part of the repertoire of performers in many idioms, from cabaret to jazz and pop, and therein lies the problem.

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