Exploring Music Playlist: Roaring 20s
Exploring Music Playlist: Roaring 20s

May 6th, 2024

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In the 1920s, concert halls rocked with everything from jazz to aeroplane propellers, and radio became a multi-billion-dollar industry. Bill says art and literature flowed like bathtub gin. We’ll start this week in New York with the 1926 Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Alden Carpenter’s ballet Skyscrapers and end the week in the then-troubled city of Berlin with the early works of Kurt Weill.