Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Youkali (Kurt Weil)

Teresa Stratas is a beguiling performer and Youkali is a song equally as beguiling. This video is an excerpt from the film September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill, directed by Larry Weinstein. It creates an atmosphere of nostalgia, sensuality and longing. The poem tells us that Youkali is "in every human heart, the deliverance we await for tomorrow... Youkali is the land of our desires
Youkali is happiness, pleasure. But it is a dream, a folly. There is no Youkali.


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