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Votan Wahnwitz hinterm Horizont

Udo Lindenberg und das Musiktheater

Nico Thom

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Nico Thom, Michael Fischer(Hg.), Wolfgang Jansen(Hg.), Tobias Widmaier(Hg.), Votan Wahnwitz hinterm Horizont (2013), Waxmann Verlag, 48159 Münster, ISSN: 1619-0548, 2013 #1, p.157

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Engaging with the tradition of musical theatre runs like a common thread through Udo Lindenberg’s career. Starting from the hypothesis that this is a reason for his ongoing artistic and commercial success, many examples are presented that illustrate Lindenberg’s continuous adoption of material and practices from a musical-theatre context. This makes plain Lindenberg’s affinity for German Kabarett culture, American popular song and the musical. The pioneer of German rock seems to be especially fond of the period between the Weimar Republic and the end of World War II, as he references German and American musicians, lyricists and singers of this era again and again.

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