26 May 2009
Concert Series "The Most Colorful Chaos"
Divan Under the Spruce
On this second evening of the concert series, the search for traces of Jewish experience in music and word begins with the poet and journalist Heinrich Heine. The works and personality of the author who converted to Protestantism were shaped by the contradictions of Jewish identity in a time when religion was becoming less important, while there was no ebb in the resentment towards Jews. To some, Heinrich Heine represents the father of Zionism, to some the romantic genius, and to others the visionary of Marxism. A number of his songs and ballads were set to music by composers such as Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
26 May 2009, 7 pm
Glass Courtyard on ground level of Old Building
10 euros, reduced rate 7 eurosBookings (for non-journalists) on tel +49 (0)30 259 93 488 or reservierung[at]jmberlin.de
The Alkan Ensemble will present works by Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Honegger, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, Anton Rubinstein, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, and Moshe Vilansky. Conductor: Michael Abramovich.