SCHLOSS ELMAU Events Calendar

The Schloss Elmau Experience Since more than 100 years concerts & talks with great artists & authors on the pulse of time. Tickets for hotel guests are included in the resort fee.

  • 1 - 30

    Apr 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77. Due to Covid-19 protection regulations in force at any given time, the programme may be subject to change.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Saturday

    30 Apr

    2022

    Photo: annett louisan_c_Marie Isabel Mora
    ©
    Pop/Singer-Songwriter

    Annett Louisan vocals
    & band

    “Kitsch” – great hit covers from “Hello” to “Bitter Sweet Symphony”

    Annett Lousian, probably the most charming German voice, is back in Schloss Elmau. The musician has her album "Kitsch" with 15 beautiful new interpretations of world-famous hits - from "Hello" to "Bitter Sweet Symphony". Annett spans the last decades of music history and gives the well-known songs her very own touch with her unique voice.

  • 1 - 31

    May 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77. Due to Covid-19 protection regulations in force at any given time, the programme may be subject to change.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Wednesday

    4 May

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Daumants Liepinš piano

    Daumants Liepinš is one of the most interesting new talents in the piano world. In 2019, he was awarded the Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, and he is also the winner of numerous instrumental competitions. Already established as one of the most important artists in his home country of Latvia, Liepinš is now in the process of making a name for himself in the main European music centres as well.

  • Thursday

    12 May

    2022

    Photo: 0405_Fournel_PR
    ©
    Classical

    Steinway Prizewinner ConcertS
    present
    Jonathan Fournel piano
    1st prize Concours Reine Elisabeth 2021

    Chopin: Sonata n 3 B minor Brahms: Sonata n 3 F minor

    Steinway connects piano competitions with concert organizers, festivals, orchestras as well as radio stations on an international level. These concerts give important impetus to young musicians selected and recommended by Steinway at the beginning of their careers. Jonathan Fournel brilliantly established himself in the international top class in the spring of 2021 when he won the prestigious Concour Reine Elisabeth, one of the most important piano competitions in the world.

  • Saturday

    14 May

    2022

    Photo: Vera Tammen
    ©
    Live-Podcast

    ZEIT Verbrechen
    Echte Kriminalfälle aus Deutschland
    with Sabine Rückert & Andreas Sentker

    Sabine Rückert, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of DIE ZEIT
    Andreas Sentker, Head of the knowledge department of DIE ZEIT

    One of the most popular German crime podcats
    as a special edition live in Schloss Elmau

    in German

    Sabine Rückert from ZEIT's Editor-in-Chief is an expert on crime and how to fight it. She sat in on major criminal trials, wrote award-winning court reports and investigated unimaginable criminal cases.
    Sabine Rückert talks to Andreas Sentker, head of ZEIT's knowledge department, about a particularly sensitive criminal case.

  • Saturday

    21 May

    2022

    Photo: Nerea Coll
    ©
    Jazz/World

    Nesrine voice & cello
    Vicent Miñana Mascarell guitar
    Swaeli Mbappe bass
    David Gadea percussion

    "Nesrine is the great rising star of world jazz" (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    Nesrine hits a nerve of our time with her mixture of traditional Arabic music, world, jazz and pop. Since 2018, the Franco-Algerian singer and cellist Nesrine has been astounding the European music world. In her artful songs in Arabic, French and English, her dazzling artistic personality becomes audible. A musical world without borders, with North African roots and a Mediterranean present.

  • Thursday

    26 May

    2022

    Photo: Ludwig Boehme, Pivax_Studio
    ©
    Classical/Film Music

    Wolfram von Bodecker & Alexander Neander pantomime
    Eckart Runge cello
    Jacques Ammon piano

    music from Nino Rota to Charlie Chaplin

    Begleitet von laufenden Bildern, mit denen die Pantomimen Bodecker & Neander hinreißend spielen, liefern die beiden Musiker mit schier überbordender Spielfreude ganz großes Kino für die Ohren.

  • Saturday

    28 May

    2022

    Photo: Adrien H. Tillmann
    ©
    Jazz

    Oded Tzur Quartet

    Oded Tzur, tenor saxophone
    Nitai Hershkovits, piano
    Petros Klampanis, bass
    Johnathan Blake, drums

    “If music has the potential to tell stories, saxophonist Oded Tzur proves himself one of the jazz world's premier storytellers” (Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz). Tel Aviv saxophonist Oded Tzur has enchanted the jazz world since his first album release in 2015. His penetrating playing is praised by the specialist press just as much as he is counted among the “great musical thinkers of our time” (Jazzecho).

  • 1 - 30

    Jun 22

    Dear concert guests!
    for hotel guests of Schloss Elmau admission to all cultural events is included in the Resort Fee. Seats can only be guaranteed with seat booking: please book online via “book seats” here in the Cultural Calendar, by calling +49 8823 18260 or texting +4917 33 11 22 77. Due to Covid-19 protection regulations in force at any given time, the programme may be subject to change.
    We are looking forward to your visit!
    Your Schloss Elmau Team

  • Thursday

    2 Jun

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    World

    Soumik Datta sarod
    & Friends

    Soumik Datta, sarod
    Michael Gallen, guitar, vocals, piano
    Souvid Datta, vocals, percussion
    Gurdain Singh Rayatt, tabla
    & Friends

    Indian music
    for the Yoga Summit Schloss Elmau 2022

    “One of the biggest new music talents in Britain” (Vogue)

  • Saturday

    4 Jun

    2022

    Photo:  Egbert Krupp_Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Classical

    Grigory Sokolov piano

    Concert with interval. Concert-experienced children aged 10 and above, who can sit still during the concert, are welcome to attend.

    The unique character of music played live is a crucial aspect of understanding the expressive beauty and compelling honesty of Grigory Sokolov's art. His poetic interpretations, which come alive with mystical intensity in the concert hall, are based on an in-depth knowledge of the repertoire. His programs span the entire history of music: from transcriptions of sacred polyphony of the Middle Ages and works by Couperin, Rameau and Bach, to the Classical and Romantic repertoire and key compositions of the 20th century. Now Grigory Sokolov returns to Schloss Elmau - with what is sure to be a compelling and impressive concert evening.

  • Sunday

    5 Jun

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Classical

    Tsotne Zedginidze piano

    “Tsotne is a phenomenon that is born once in a century” Giya Kancheli, composer

    Tsotne (*2009) has proven to be a unique talent with an overwhelming musicality at a young age. He began composing at the age of five and became increasingly interested in 20th and 21st century music during his studies. He attended master classes with Daniel Barenboim and Jörg Widmann. This is the second time he will perform at Schloss Elmau.

  • 7 - 12

    Jun 22

    Photo: Israeli Jazz Festival
    ©
    Israeli Jazz Festival

    Israeli Jazz Festival

    with Avishai Cohen, trumpet
    Avi Avital, mandolin
    Omer Klein, piano
    et al.

    Book your room now!

    Tue, 7 June to Sat, 11 June one evening concert daily, day of departure Sun, 12 June

  • Thursday

    9 Jun

    2022

    Photo: Hamza Djenat
    ©
    Jazz

    Yaron Herman piano

    There is something magical in the history of the Israeli pianist Yaron Herman. After an aspired career as a basketball player, which was ended by an injury, he started playing the piano at the age of 16. A meteoric rise to become one of the most respected pianists of his generation follows, leading his listeners into a realm of innovation and joy.

  • 12 - 30

    Jun 22

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©

    Seasonal break in June

    Dear guests,
    Please note that no cultural events will take place in the period from 12 to 30 June 2022.
    We will be happy to welcome you again from July 2022.
    Your Schloss Elmau cultural team

  • Saturday

    2 Jul

    2022

    Photo: 0207_Oberlinger & Mönkemeyer_Johannes Ritter, Irène Zandel
    ©
    Classical

    Dorothee Oberlinger recorder
    Nils Mönkemeyer viola

    Works by Bach, Hildegard von Bingen et al.

    Dorothee Oberlinger is the undisputed queen of the recorder, critically acclaimed and the recipient of many awards. She has made a significant contribution to making the recorder, which is disliked by many, more popular again. Similarly, Nils Mönkemeyer, one of the most successful violists, has brought enormous attention to his instrument. Together they now span a wide arc through music history, from Hildegard von Bingen to Luciano Berio.

  • Tuesday

    5 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Michel de Bock
    ©
    World

    Habib Koité vocals & guitar
    & Band

    Habib Koité, vocals & guitar
    Abdoul Wahab Berhé, sass & kamalé ngoni
    Issa Koné, guitar, banjo & backing vocals
    Charly Coulibaly, keyboard & backing vocals
    Mama Koné, percussions & backing vocals
    Mahamadou Koné, tamani & barra

    “His reputation as a guitarist is almost mystical” (New York Times)

    “His reputation as a guitarist is almost mystical,” says the New York Times about Habib Koité, “he combines rock and classical techniques with Malian tunings that make the guitar sound like a kora or n'goni.” It is mainly because of his rousing live performances that he has become one of the great stars of world music: a musician and storyteller who makes his musical roots accessible to a wide audience with charisma and skill.

  • Saturday

    9 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Julija Goyd
    ©
    Modern Classical

    Malakoff Kowalski piano

    Auszüge aus Malakoff Kowalskis Eigenkompositionen „Piano Aphorisms“, „Onomatopoetika“ und „My First Piano“

  • Wednesday

    13 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Joachim Gern
    ©
    Swing, Jazz

    Moka Efti Orchestra
    feat. Severija vocals

    The original orchestra from the series
    “Babylon Berlin”
    with the theme song “Zu Asche, zu Staub” et al.

    duration: 90 minutes without interval

    The 14-piece orchestra from the successful ARD series “Babylon Berlin” is now touring the country. The programme will include the hit of the series “Zu Asche zu Staub”, with which they bring back the music and lifestyle of the 1920s and literally invite the concertgoer to the “Moka Efti”, one of Berlin's entertainment palaces of the 1920s and a prominent location from the series “Babylon Berlin”!

  • Thursday

    14 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Neda Navaee, Uta Süße-Krause
    ©
    Classical

    Duo Hagen
    Julia Hagen cello
    Clemens Hagen cello

    Paganini: Moses variations & other works for cello duo by Offenbach, Haydn et al.

    The father-daughter duo Julia and Clemens Hagen founded the "Duo Hagen" in 2021. Master cellist Clemens Hagen has been performing on all the world's great stages for decades, while his daughter Julia is well on her way to a great career. For the family duo, making music together is something very special and unites the joy of music on a family level - with wonderful and highly entertaining repertoire for cello duo.

  • Saturday

    16 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Mlungisi Mlungwana & Pilvax Studio
    ©
    Modern Classical/World

    Abel Selaocoe cello, voice & electronics
    Gareth Lubbe viola, violin, piano & voice

    “Sisonke” (‘we are together’ in Zulu)

    Two fascinating African musicians present their new programme from Bach and Kodaly to beatboxing and overtone singing.

    South African Abel Selaocoe is the rapidly rising star in the cello sky. Together with the extremely versatile and busy South African violist Gareth Lubbe, the musicians combine genres on this evening: their programme moves effortlessly between genres and styles and ranges from Bach to beatboxing to the phenomenal world of overtone singing.

  • Saturday

    16 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Mlungisi Mlungwana & Pilvax Studio
    ©
    in Conversation/Workshop

    Prof. Dave Dargie in conversation with Abel Selaocoe and Gareth Lubbe “Overtone Singing and the Polyphonic Music of South Africa”

    Dave Dargie is one of South Africa's leading ethnomusicologists. His extensive research over several decades has led to incredible revelations about the overtone-rich musical culture of the Xhosa people of his country. The art of harmonic and throat singing will be introduced to the audience who will also be given the opportunity to try out this vocal phenomenon which is found in many ancient cultures around the world.

  • Thursday

    21 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Henning Ross_Sony Classical
    ©
    Word-Music

    Martin Stadtfeld piano
    Frank-Thomas Mitschke recitation
    “Folk songs”

    Martin Stadtfeld presents his own pieces and arrangements from his album “Volkslieder”, Frank-Thomas Mitschke reads poems and texts.

    The pianist Martin Stadtfeld hardly needs an introduction; he is one of the most sought-after and successful German pianists: competition wins, ECHO Klassik awards, concerts up and down the country and thousands of CDs sold speak for themselves. His programmes are also full of ideas - the latest one with "folk songs", a fond memory from his childhood, he now brings to Schloss Elmau. Frank-Thomas Mitschke will read texts and poems.

  • Thursday

    28 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Marc Wilhlelm
    ©
    Jazz/Techno

    Jazzrausch Bigband
    Roman Sladek trombone, bandleader
    “Emergenz”

    “A fusion of big band sound with house and techno music.”
    (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    Bigband jazz made in Bavaria. The Jazzrausch Bigband has made it its mission to inspire its audience with creative music-making. With an average of 120 concerts a year, it is one of the busiest big bands in Europe and brings together jazz fans and dance fans with “power of sound, groove and enormous stage presence” (FAZ) like probably no comparable ensemble currently. Groove with brains, electro with horns, jazz in a frenzy.

  • Saturday

    30 Jul

    2022

    Photo: Liliroze
    ©
    Classical

    Shani Diluka piano

  • Thursday

    4 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Toni Hauser, Sven Arnstein, T + T Fotografie
    ©
    Song Recital / Singer-Songwriter

    Rufus Wainwright vocals
    Danielle de Niese vocals
    Sarah Tysman piano

    Songs, Arien und Duette

    Canadian Rufus Wainwright is considered one of the most outstanding singers, composers and songwriters of our time, skilfully crossing the boundaries and paths between pop and classical music. After an intimate solo evening last summer, the critically and publicly acclaimed star will now perform for the first time with the renowned singer Danielle de Niese, whom the New York Times Magazine called "opera's coolest soprano".

  • Saturday

    6 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Lars Borges
    ©
    Classical

    MILOŠ guitar
    “Homage to Segovia”

    Bach: Chaconne
    Albeniz: “Asturias” (Leyenda), “Granada” et al. from “Suite española”
    Villa-Lobos: Five Preludes et al.

    His recording successes with Deutsche Grammophon made the young guitarist MILOŠ known worldwide within a very short time and made him "classical music's guitar hero" (BBC Music Magazine). Now, in his new programme "Homage to Segovia", he embarks on a varied journey from Germany with Johann Sebastian Bach to the stirring works of the Spanish and Brazilian composers Isaac Albéniz and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

  • Tuesday

    9 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Monsterpics, Kopenheuer & Witsch
    ©
    Reading

    Carolin Kebekus
    „Es kann nur eine geben“

    „Ich will den Finger in die Wunde legen!" Carolin Kebekus über Frauen an der Spitze.

    Eigentlich klingt es ganz leicht: Frau ist begabt und klug, also kann sie ganz nach oben kommen. Aber oft genug ist der eine Platz schon besetzt, es scheint nämlich ein dämliches Gesetz zu geben, das lautet: Eine Frau reicht, mehr brauchen wir nicht. Die Komikerin, Schauspielerin und Feministin Carolin Kebekus stellt ihr neues Buch vor - pointiert, unmissverständlich und gleichzeitig urkomisch: Dass die Zeit überreif ist, alte (Männer-) Gesetze auf den Müll zu werfen.

  • Tuesday

    16 Aug

    2022

    Photo: PR
    ©
    Jazz

    Viktoria Tolstoy & Claes Crona Trio

    Viktoria Tolstoy, vocals
    Claes Crona, piano et al

    An artistic vein is probably a tradition in Viktoria Tolstoy's family: her great-great-grandfather was the Russian national poet Leo Tolstoy. The Swede is perhaps the most brilliant of all Scandinavian jazz singers with a voice that is both crystal clear and earthy. She has worked with legends like Esbjörn Svensson and big names of today's jazz scene like Nils Landgren. She is now joined by the Swedish trio around pianist Claes Crona.

  • Saturday

    20 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Ann Street Studio, Felix Broede
    ©
    Classical

    Gautier Capuçon cello
    Gülru Ensari piano

    Gautier Capuçon is unquestionably one of the outstanding cellists of our time and is also a welcome guest at Schloss Elmau. The master cellist will be joined by the Turkish-born pianist Gülru Ensari, who can be heard in many major concert halls, especially in a piano duo with Herbert Schuch. On this evening, the two musicians will perform some of the great works for violoncello and piano.

  • Wednesday

    24 Aug

    2022

    Photo: Wesely, Acosta
    ©
    Lied/Aria Recital

    Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
    Yefim Bronfman piano

    Brahms: "Meine Liebe ist grün", "Nachtigall" et al.
    Songs by Mussorgsky, Shostakovitsh & Bartók

    Magdalena Kozena, one of the world's leading mezzo-sopranos, comes to Schloss Elmau for the first time. She will be joined by Yefim Bronfman, one of the great pianists of our time. Both musicians are linked by an intensive collaboration with numerous concerts and a CD recording. On the programme this evening are works of German Romanticism and rarely heard song cycles by Eastern European composers.

  • Saturday

    27 Aug

    2022

    Photo: 2708_Pacheco, Sosa_ PR, Andrea Rotili
    ©
    Jazz

    Marialy Pacheco piano
    Omar Sosa piano
    “Manos”

    A musical homage to Cuba

    Four hands and four feet on two pianos: Two each belong to Marialy Pacheco, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Solo Competition. Her sensual playing is a blend of traditional Cuban music and jazz. The others belong to Omar Sosa, who combines Latin jazz and African spiritualism, European classical music and sounds of the American West Coast. Together they present for the first time their new program "Manos" - a musical tribute to their homeland Cuba.

  • Saturday

    3 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Julia Wesely
    ©
    Music & Comedy

    Igudesman & Joo
    Aleksey Igudesman violin, vocals
    Hyung-ki Joo piano, vocals
    “And now Rachmaninov”

    Millions of YouTube viewers can't be wrong. With more than 45 million clicks, the musicians Igudesman & Joo have taken the world by storm with their hilarious stage shows. The musicians combine humour with classical music and allusions to pop culture, filling classical concert halls as well as entire stadiums. Now they present their new programme at Schloss Elmau.

  • 5 - 11

    Sep 22

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Carte blanche for Wolfgang Haffner

    Carte blanche for Wolfgang Haffner

    The two-time ECHO Jazz Award winner and globally successful German jazz drummer can be experienced in this festival week curated by him in five concerts ranging from solo to quintet, for which he has invited jazz greats who are friends to Schloss Elmau.

    Book your room now!

    One event daily, opening concert Mon, 5 Sept. in the evening, final concert Sat, 10 Sept. in the evening, day of departure Sun, 11 Sept.

  • Monday

    5 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Antje Wiech
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “One by One”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums solo

  • Tuesday

    6 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Joerg Steinmetz, Antje Wiech
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Just the two of us”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Michael Wollny, piano

  • Wednesday

    7 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Joerg Steinmetz, Antje Wiech, PR
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Chapter three”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Michael Wollny, piano
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone

  • Thursday

    8 Sep

    2022

    Photo: 0809 Haffner + Kleiß_Antje Wiech, Elfi Kleiß
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    In conversation:
    Wolfgang Haffner
    & Peter Kleiss author & music journalist

  • Friday

    9 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Antje Wiech, Boris Breuer, Torsten Goltz, PR
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Four of a kind”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone

  • Saturday

    10 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Antje Wiech, Joerg Steinmetz
    ©
    Wolfgang Haffner festival

    “Take five”

    Wolfgang Haffner, drums
    Michael Wollny, piano
    Simon Oslender, keys
    Thomas Stieger, bass
    Christopher Dell, vibraphone

  • Saturday

    24 Sep

    2022

    Photo: 2101_ Julia Stix
    ©
    Classical

    Franui Musicbanda
    Die Strottern Wienerlied-Duo

    Franzensfeste – eine Schubertiade
    Music by Franui and the Strottern based on Franz Schubert

    The Musicbanda Franui from the inner alpine region and the duo from the Viennese lowlands have long since agreed on a summit meeting. “Franzensfeste” is the title and it promises to be a great celebration for Franz.
    “Franzensfeste” is the latest in a series of programmes in which the East Tyrolean Musicbanda dedicates itself to classical and romantic composers, including Schubert, Franui's “soul mate”.

  • Friday

    30 Sep

    2022

    Photo: Uwe Arens, Uwe Arens, Gela Megrelidze
    ©
    Classical

    Emmanuel Tjeknavorian violin
    Daniel Müller-Schott cello
    Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat major D 898 et al.

  • Saturday

    1 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Till Brönner
    ©
    65th Chamber Music Week

    Dieter Ilg Trio

    Dieter Ilg, bass | Rainer Böhm, piano | Patrice Héral, drums

    "You can't play jazz without playing Bach," saxophonist Joshua Redman said about the influence of the forefather of European art music. An attitude that Dieter Ilg also shares: "As a musician, you can't get past him". The bassist was inspired by 12 works and rediscovered his B-A-C-H.

  • Tuesday

    4 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Marie Staggat
    ©
    Jazz/Modern Classical

    Francesco Tristano piano, electronics

    Pianist, producer and composer Francesco Tristano walks effortlessly between the world of classical music and the universe of new sound formats.

  • Thursday

    13 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    ©
    Classical

    O/Modernt
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    & Friends

    works by Beethoven, Pärt & Berio

    Two evenings are dedicated to the Swedish multi-talent Hugo Ticciati. He has named his innovative concept "O/Modernt," Swedish for "Un/Modern," and refers to a group of world-class fellow musicians who redefine classical parameters. The philosophy of O/Modernt is future-oriented and passionate, the program compositions innovative and stirring - true to the great composer John Cage: "Invent the past"!

  • Saturday

    15 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Kaupo Kikkas
    ©
    Classical

    O/Modernt
    Hugo Ticciati violin
    & Friends

    Werke von Ravel & Debussy

    Two evenings are dedicated to the Swedish multi-talent Hugo Ticciati. He has named his innovative concept "O/Modernt," Swedish for "Un/Modern," and refers to a group of world-class fellow musicians who redefine classical parameters. The philosophy of O/Modernt is future-oriented and passionate, the program compositions innovative and stirring - true to the great composer John Cage: "Invent the past"!

  • Saturday

    22 Oct

    2022

    Photo: Dirk Messner
    ©
    Pop/Jazz

    Max Mutzke & Friends

  • 23 - 27

    Oct 22

    Photo: Schloss Elmau
    ©
    Book Fair Days

    Book Fair Days
    with Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck
    & Insa Wilke

    After the Frankfurt Book Fair, the literary critics Anne-Dore Krohn, Ijoma Mangold, Denis Scheck & Insa Wilke present important literary novelties und hold discussions with guest authors.

    Auftakt mit dem Quartett der Kritiker am Sonntag, 23.10. Vier Buchvorstellungen mit Gastautoren am Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch und Donnerstag Abend.

  • Saturday

    29 Oct

    2022

    Photo: John_Rakete_Horwitz
    ©
    Wort-Musik

    Ulrich Tukur & Christian Redl Rezitation
    Olena Kushpler Klavier
    „Vom Zauber einer verwehenden Sprache –
    Deutsche Gedichte und Balladen“

    Gedichte, Balladen und Texte von Goethe und Schiller über Heine und Fontane bis zu Brecht und Enzensberger
    Musik von Schumann, Liszt et al.

    Ulrich Tukur und Christian Redl wollen an die Anfänge, an den Ursprung von Theater erinnern: Den Text, die Sprache mit der man eine gute Geschichte erzählt. Neben ihren Lieblingsgedichten haben sich beide dazu noch eine fast in Vergessenheit geratene Form ausgesucht: Die Ballade. Wie der Kriminalroman lebt sie von Spannungsmomenten und Knalleffekten. Und wie in diesem verwandten Genre geht es immer um Mord, Ehebruch, Verführung, Kindsmord und unerwiderter Liebe. Nur mit ihrer Stimme und ihrer Mimik zaubern Tukur und Redl mit Texten von Goethe über Fontane bis zu Brecht und Enzensberger phantastische Welten auf die Bühne, die, weil es immer um Schicksale von Menschen geht, tief berühren. Die Pianistin Olena Kushpler reagiert am Klavier auf die Texte mit Musikstücken u.a. von Liszt, Satie, Schönberg und Schumann, die oft zeitgleich zu den Gedichten entstanden.