In 2006, the violinist Amandine Beyer founded the ensemble »Gli Incogniti«, which reconstructs the sound of bygone times in its concerts. The cellist Marco Ceccato has been involved in the project from the very beginning. Together with the pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, another historical performance specialist, they now present the music of Felix Mendelssohn as a piano trio.
These two piano trios were much loved in Mendelssohn’s day, and are still regarded as highlights of the genre. Robert Schumann, for example, called the Trio in D minor the »master trio of our age« and described Mendelssohn as the »Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart of the 19th century«. The initial minor quality of the works quickly evolves into a joyful interaction, and in the quiet movements has the characteristic Mendelssohn lieder quality that had become famous through his »Songs Without Words«.
A selection of these poetic, instrumental »lieder« then makes up the middle part of the concert. Originally composed for piano, the entertaining pieces are now performed in an arrangement for piano trio.
Amandine Beyer violin
Marco Ceccato violoncello
Kristian Bezuidenhout Hammerklavier
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49
– Interval –
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Lied ohne Worte in A major, Op. 19b/4
Lied ohne Worte in A minor, Op. 19b/2
Lied ohne Worte in E major, Op. 19b/1
Lied ohne Worte in G major, Op. 62/1
Lied ohne Worte in A-flat major, Op. 38/6 »Duetto«
Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66
with Lars Entrich (in German)
19:00 / Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal
Chamber Music at the Laeiszhalle
Chamber music series, lieder recitals, children's concerts and jazz events seem to be made for the Recital Hall of the Laeiszhalle, which can accommodate up to 640 guests. (Please note: The Laeiszhalle is a separate concert hall located three kilometres away from the Elbphilharmonie.)
Strollers, prams, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, bags sized A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) or above, sport bags, backpacks and luggage must be checked in at the cloakroom.
Jackets and handbags may be taken into the hall.
Facilities for guests of the Recital Hall are located to the right of the hall entrance. Barrier-free toilets are also available.
Getting here & parking
The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.
The nearest stops include:
Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
Underground line U1: Stephansplatz
Bus 3, X35, 112: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
Bus X3: U Gänsemarkt (Valentinskamp)
Bus 4, 5, 109: Stephansplatz
StadtRAD (public city bicycle) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall
There are bicycle stands available in front of the Laeiszhalle.
Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse
Rate per hour or part thereof: €4.50
Night rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11
24-hour rate: maximum €30
Please note: There are several construction sites in the immediate vicinity of the Laeiszhalle which may make it difficult to get to the concert. Please therefore plan enough time for your journey to the concert.
Laeiszhalle is not at the Elbphilharmonie
The Laeiszhalle is a separate concert hall located three kilometres away from the Elbphilharmonie.
We suggest visitors arrive at the Laeiszhalle main entrance not later than 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event. Late seating is not guaranteed and latecomers may not be admitted to the concert hall.
The entrance of the Recital Hall is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall.
Admission times Grand Hall and Recital Hall:
Events without pre-concert talk:
Foyer: 60 minutes before the start of the event
Hall: 30 minutes before the start of the event
Events with pre-concert talk:
Foyer: 90 minutes before the start of the event
Hall: 15 minutes before the start of the talk
If a pre-concert talk is offered for this event, it is noted above under PROGRAMME.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
Photography and video recordings
Photography is permitted at the Laeiszhalle for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.
Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.
Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle.
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