Ian Bostridge © Simon Fowler

Heine meets Büchner

Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is celebrating one of the most important German artists of the 19th century, poet Heinrich Heine – without any anniversary, without a (half or quarter) round birthday. Ian Bostridge, Compagnia di Punto and the actress Marina Galic juxtapose some of Robert Schumann’s settings of Heine with Büchner’s epochal work Woyzeck, which remains a fragment, and thus open up a broader perspective on the art of the early 19th century.

Founded in 2010, Compagnia di Punto is an ensemble of historical performance practice that plays music from the Baroque to the early Romantic period, in fluid transitions from chamber ensemble to orchestral formation. Accordingly, the ensemble performs this programme on instruments from the early 19th century.

9 February 2024, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
R. Schumann: Songs
G. Büchner: Excerpts from Woyzeck
Ian Bostridge, tenor / Marina Galic, actress / Christian Binde, leader / Matthias Schlothfeldt, concept & composition