Originally posted by no1marauder
For lots of useful information about the 7 Deadly Sins, go to: http://www.deadlysins.com/
You can even buy a Seven Deadly Sin T-shirt or coffee mug at reasonable prices (these guys aren't Greedy but since you really don't need such items you may be guilty of Gluttony if you buy them).
I would rather advise the music piece "Die Sieben Todsünden", (" The Seven Deadly Sins"😉 by Kurt Weill (you know from the Threepenny Opera and Mack the Knife ?) sung by Lotte Lenya.
Remarkable music and surprisingly humorous.
Available on Sony Classical MHK 63222
Who can ever forget the wonderfully smoky and unsentimental voice of the great Lotte Lenya? The wife and congenial interpreter of the composer Kurt Weill, the scandalous chanteuse in 1920s Berlin, is inseparately bound up with 'Die Sieben Todsünden'. In the last joint work of Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill, a 'ballet chanté' in nine parts, Anna, coming from a lower middle-class family in Louisiana, sacrifices both her virtue and honour to make money. This is reflected in the music which, with its cool, jazzy and flippant sound of a street song, also adopts a soft, pleasing tone. Kurt Weill set music to Brecht's caustic and sarcastic criticism of capitalism in 1933 as an emigrant in Paris where his pictorial music, always closely bound to the text, was performed once in the choreography of George Balanchine. It was not until after the New York performance with Lotte Lenya in 1959 that 'Die Sieben Todsünden' became a regular part in the repertoire of concert halls and theatres throughout the world.