Kurt Weill is remembered for his bitter, cynical songs, but it's important to note he only wrote the music; the words always came from a lyricist. And sure, his writing partner Bertolt Brecht had a palpable cynicism, but Ogden Nash was a fun guy, and Ira Gershwin wrote gold standard, Golden Age musical-type songs -- and Weill composed memorable music with all of... More >>>