Tom Lehrer and “Alma”

Tom Lehrer. Made Alma Mahler (in)famous. Again.(Photo: TomLehrer.com)
Tom Lehrer. Made Alma Mahler (in)famous. Again.(Photo: TomLehrer.com)

We’re on a Mahler kick around here.

I swore I wouldn’t post this, but who could resist?

Satirist Tom Lehrer’s take on Mahler’s wife, Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel, “the prettiest girl in Vienna.” The song was written shortly after Alma’s death in 1964.

Apparently also the busiest girl in Vienna, New York, Los Angeles and Hollywood.

Enjoy Tom. Revel in Alma.

 

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