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Sir András Schiff
Sir András Schiff © Olaf Malzahn

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal

Sir András Schiff

Piano Recital / Hamburg International Music Festival

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»Every day begins with an hour of Bach« – this is what András Schiff revealed in an interview about his practise regiment, to which he has dedicated himself for years, and which surely is the source of his unique interpretations. Schiff always engages himself with the complete works of a composer, poring deeply over the notes, but keeping an eye open for the world beyond music: Sir András Schiff, as which he can be addressed since 2014, weighs in on political matters, writes articles, and loves art, theatre, film as well as literature. And when he ends a recital of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Beethoven with an English Suite by Bach, you can tell that this arises from his continuous search for the »archetypical structure of Bach«.


Sir András Schiff piano


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Fantasia fis-Moll op. 28 »Sonate écossaise«

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonate Fis-Dur op. 78

Johannes Brahms
Acht Klavierstücke op. 76

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Johannes Brahms
Sieben Fantasien op. 116

Johann Sebastian Bach
Englische Suite Nr. 6 d-Moll BWV 811


Johann Sebastian Bach
1. Satz (Allegro) aus Italienisches Konzert F-Dur BWV 971 / Clavier-Übung II

Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo A-Dur op. 118/2

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Lied ohne Worte E-Dur op. 19b/1
Lied ohne Worte C-Dur op. 67/4 »Spinnerlied«

Robert Schumann
Fröhlicher Landmann / Album für die Jugend op. 68


Promoter: ProArte / HamburgMusik

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Großer Saal

Since 1908, the Laeiszhalle has been a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life. The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.

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    The accessible entrance to the Grand Hall and Brahms Foyer is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall. The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.

    The accessible entrance to the Recital Hall is located at Dammtorwall 46 (Artists’ Entrance). 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 disabilities are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.

    All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. The Grand Hall has space for six wheelchairs, while the Recital Hall has space for four wheelchairs (audience seats can be dismounted to make space for two further wheelchair spaces). Space for wheelchairs in the Brahms Foyer is available. Further information

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    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

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    Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg

    First 30 minutes: €2.00
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Laeiszhalle Grand Hall © Thies Raetzke

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