Peter Sloterdijk & Florian Boesch in Conversation

Talk concert about being a stranger and Schubert’s Winterreise / Kick-Off Event – Reflektor André Heller

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Peter Sloterdijk
Peter Sloterdijk © Antonia Jacobsen
Florian Boesch
Florian Boesch © Andreas Weiss

Of being Foreign

»Foreign is the foreigner only in a foreign land« – André Heller is using these words from a half-Dadaistic, half-philosophical text by the comedian and author Karl Valentin as the theme for his Reflektor festival. And with the lines »A stranger I arrived here, a stranger I go hence« begins perhaps the best-known song cycle of the romantic period: the »Winterreise« by Franz Schubert. At the start of André Heller’s »Reflektor«, the contemporary philosopher Peter Sloterdijk meets with the baritone Florian Boesch to talk about the sense of alienation emanating from the »Winterreise«.

Florian Boesch, whom you can otherwise also experience in major opera and oratorio parts, has a particular passion for lieder. And the »Winterreise« with its lonesome wanderer on a futile journey through darkness and cold particularly attracted him: he has already recorded it twice and interpreted it countless times in concert – even theatrically. »The Winterreise is simply magnificent. The snowy landscape is its soul, its spirituality.«

Peter Sloterdijk is one of the most important contemporary German philosophers and is internationally considered as a great thinker. This eloquent prolific writer is a popular voice in all great contemporary debates, from current political issues and climate change to feminism. His »Critique of Cynical Reason« is one of the best-selling philosophical books of the 20th century.

Please note: This event takes place in German.

Performers

Peter Sloterdijk talk

Florian Boesch talk

Justus Zeyen piano

Programme

»Fremd bin ich eingezogen ...« (A stranger I arrived here...)
A conversation about being a stranger and Schubert’s Winterreise (in German)

The event takes place without a break.

Estimated end time

19:30

Festival

Reflektor André Heller

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

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