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Sophia Euskirchen
Sophia Euskirchen © Lena Schultze
Ohad Ben-Ari
Ohad Ben-Ari

Laeiszhalle Hamburg Kleiner Saal
Sun, 13 May 2018   11:00

»Sprich leise, wenn du Liebe sagst« / Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

Reading and Concert / Hamburg International Music Festival

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Kurt Weill wrote most of his catchy, but at the same time provocative and meaningful songs for his great love, the singer and actress Lotte Lenya. Their relationship was turbulent in the extreme: they met in 1924 and were married two years later. Divorce followed in 1933, then in 1937 they got married a second time. They were both perfectly open to affairs on the side, yet Weill wrote to Lenya: »I think we must be the only married couple without problems«. The wonderful correspondence between them is simultaneously a love story and a historic document.

Please note: The reading takes place in German.


Sophia Euskirchen vocals

Dennis Weißert vocals

Hans-Jürgen Schatz Rezitation

Ohad Ben-Ari piano


»Sprich leise, wenn du Liebe sagst«
Lesung aus dem Briefwechsel zwischen Lotte Lenya und Kurt Weill
Songs von Kurt Weill

Promoter: Symphoniker Hamburg

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Food & Drink

In addition to diverse food and drinks offered in the intervals and preceeding events, guests are also welcome in the elegant Brahms Foyer following concerts.

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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.

  • 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

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