First of all I'd like to comment on Dan Davis' remark about Nina Hagen. Calling her a 'punk rocker' is like calling Cher a 'TV star'. With a recording career spanning nearly 30 years to date, Nina has given us so much incredible music of many genres (yes, including some punk rock back in the 80's). She is a versatile, unpredictable, and brilliant performer. With that said, she is the reason I bought Weill: Threepenny Opera. I very much enjoy this CD. It is a very interesting piece of work. If you enjoy theatrical music and are open minded, then this is something you should buy.