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Hans-Jürgen Schatz
Hans-Jürgen Schatz © Nico Stank

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Sun, 27 Jan 2019   11:00

»Macht und Musik« / »Power and Music«

Chamber Music Recital / Symphoniker Hamburg

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To resist or to conform? For Dmitri Shostakovich one thing was clear: »Real music always reflects feelings, moods, passions, thoughts and ideas, the longing for peace and freedom, and the battle for them.« In a period of rigid censorship, the great Russian modernist composer constantly ran afoul of Stalin’s dictatorship and its party officials, and came under pressure from the doctrines of »Socialist Realism«. Despite that, he obstinately went his own way. This concert combines great chamber music with excerpts from Julian Barnes’s recent Shostakovich novel »The Noise of Time« – read in German by multi-award-winning reciter and music lover Hans-Jürgen Schatz.


Hovhannes Baghdasaryan violin

Rumyana Neufeld-Yankova violin

Sangyoon Lee viola

Mariusz Wysocki violoncello

Stepan Simonyan piano

Hans-Jürgen Schatz Erzähler


Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Klaviertrio Nr. 2 e-Moll op. 67
Streichquartett Nr. 8 c-Moll op. 110

Texte über Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg

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Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Kleiner Saal

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.

  • Entrance

    The entrance of the Recital Hall is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall.

  • Cloakrooms

    Cloakrooms are located in the foyer areas. Baby carriages, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, handbags larger than DIN A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) as well as sport bags, backpacks and suitcases must be checked in at the cloakroom. If required, wheeled walkers can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the hall entrances. Our front of house staff is happy to assist you in this regard.

    Cloakroom fee: €1.50

  • Getting Here

    Laeiszhalle Hamburg
    20355 Hamburg

    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 4, 5, 109, Schnellbus 34, 36: Stephansplatz
    Bus 3, 112, Schnellbus 35, 36: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
    City bicycle (Stadtrad) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall

  • Parking

    Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg

    First 30 minutes: €2.00
    First 60 minutes: €4.00
    Rate per further hour or part thereof: €4.00
    Night Rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11.00
    24-Hour Rate: maximum €30.00

  • Accessibility

    Grand Hall / Brahms Foyer: Accessible Entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall
    The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.

    Recital Hall / Studio E / Artists' Entrance: Accessible Entrance at Dammtorwall 46
    The Recital Hall is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 68 cm in width.

    Three parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located at the entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall. Six parking spaces for visitors with disibilites are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Recital Hall © Thies Raetzke