The magic of listening
One of András Schiff’s maxims is: »It’s important to be able to listen.« This principle applies especially to chamber music, which has always been a matter close to his heart. Because it is precisely this togetherness, and this listening and responding to each other, that are for him the most beautiful form of making music. Schiff now delivers precisely those kinds of moments of musical bliss with close musical friends such as the tenor Julian Prégardien and the cellist Julia Hagen.
For the programme, Schiff has selected Romantic works by his favourite composers. These include Franz Schubert the prince of song and Robert Schumann, whose 1840 »Eichendorff« lieder cycle is on the programme.
The programme also features Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 2, which was premiered in Leipzig in 1852, and the Piano Quartet No. 1 by Schumann’s friend Brahms, which was premiered in Hamburg in 1861.
Sir András Schiff piano
Ema Nikolovska mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien tenor
Marie-Luise Neunecker french horn
Stephen Waarts violin
Diyang Mei violin
Hariolf Schlichtig viola
Julia Hagen violoncello
Auf dem Strom D 943
Sonate Nr. 2 d-Moll op. 121 für Violine und Klavier
Liederkreis op. 39 nach Gedichten von Joseph von Eichendorff
Klavierquartett Nr. 1 g-Moll op. 25
as well as other works and songs by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms
Sir András Schiff
Promoter: Hamburgische Vereinigung von Freunden der Kammermusik