Lotte Lenya IS the voice of Kurt Weill's music. Yes, listening to her MAY be an acquired taste. There is a gruffness, a rasp, a sliding around the perfect pitch, but there is also great drama and slyness and wit and authenticity. There are numerous good recordings of fine performers singing Weill & it is not taking anything away from Stratas, McGovern, Lemper, Van Otter, Te Kanawa and the rest, that there is only one Lotte Lenya. If you enjoy this album, purchase the other Masterworks CD with Lenya singing Weill's "7 Deadly Sins." It is unbeatable listening for fans of GREAT music/theatre. VERY Highly Recommended.