Portrait Concert Sir András Schiff

with Ema Nikolovska, Julian Prégardien, Julia Hagen, Sir András Schiff and others

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Julian Prégardien
Julian Prégardien © Peter Rigaud
Ema Nikolovska
Ema Nikolovska © Kaupo Kikkas
Sir András Schiff
Sir András Schiff © Olaf Malzahn
Julia Hagen
Julia Hagen © Neda Navaee

Die Magie des Zuhörens

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

Timothy Ridout viola

Julia Hagen violoncello


Franz Schubert
Auf dem Strom D 943

Robert Schumann
Sonate für Violine und Klavier Nr. 2 d-Moll op. 121
Liederkreis nach Gedichten von Joseph von Eichendorff op. 39

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, 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

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