Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
March 4, 2012
Founded in 1986 by the charismatic baritone Max Raabe, Max Raabe and his stellar 12-member band, Palast Orchester, embody the high style and musical glory of the 20s and 30s. Raabe's art lies in revealing the enigmatic intelligence, ambiguity, universal power, and complexity of the German chansons from the turbulent Weimar Republic. With repertoire focused on German and American standards, they keenly remind us that between melancholy and irony, rebellion and resignation, elegy and farce there is often only half a measure, sometimes just a single note or a mere word.