German Rock & Pop Music

Artists of Rock & Pop Music
  • Can
  • Neu!
  • Kraftwerk
  • Modern Talking
  • Ute Lemper
  • Nina Hagen
  • Die Toten Hosen
  • Scorpions
  • Rammstein
  • Einstürzende Neubauten
  • Die Fantastischen Vier
  • 5 Sterne De Luxe
  • Mouse on Mars
  • Tarwater
  • To Rococo Rot

German Pop Music - Ute Lemper

This singer is one of the best German voices, stylistic heiress of Marlene Dietrich. Born in Münster in July 1963, she took her first steps in the music area at the age of nine, with piano and dance lessons, which she later continued in the Max Reinhardt Seminary in Vienna; she completed her music studies in Salzburg, Cologne and Berlin.

Her earliest work includes her participation in the Viennese production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats, the leading part in the musical comedy Peter Pan and as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, a role that earned her a Molière award. After an international tour in which she paid tribute to the life and work of Kurt Weill (colleague of Bertolt Brecht), Ute Lemper devoted herself to the big screen, working under the direction of Peter Greenaway (in Prospero´s Book) and Robert Altman (in Ready to Wear - Pret-a-Porter).

Her discography work involves a run-through of the best music of the 20th Century. Among the records edited by this beautiful German singer, are Songbook (1992), her collaboration with Michael Nyman (collaborator and writer of the music on Peter Greenaway's films); the tributes to Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich; and her approximations to pop songs in Crimes of the Heart (1990) and Punishing Kiss (2000), where she collaborated with musicians such as Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Neil Hannon (singer of The Divine Comedy).

Her record But One Day, edited in 2002, includes beautiful versions of songs by here favourites Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Brel and Astor Piazzolla, as well as her collaboration with New York artist Laurie Anderson. She also presents her own compositions for the first time, among which the song "Lena" stands out, dedicated to the mother of her manager, a survivor of the Holocaust.