Walter Plathe sings Otto Reutter and shows how topical the couplets, which date from the years between 1900 and 1930, still are.
When Plathe follows his thread and asks again and again, "How did Reutter do it?", he is of course very charmingly fibbing, because his program proves that he has long since figured out the recipe. Facial expressions, gestures, tone of voice, everything is right here.
"There's a guy on stage who not only presents Otto Reutter's couplets, but also updates them. And that works, too. It's simply delicious. How Walter Plathe presents these 70-year-old attacks on human weaknesses - which are obviously timelessly beautiful - is brilliant!" (Berliner Morgenpost)
(Program in German)
Walter Plathe (mit)
Jens Stoll (am Flügel)