Soiree with Volker Hagedorn and Alexander Melnikov
Pre-echo Musikfest Berlin 2019
Works by Fréderic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Jacques Fromental Halévy
Reading from “Der Klang von Paris” and talk
On the occasion of the publication of its programme, Berliner Festspiele’s Musikfest Berlin will host a literary and musical soiree at Villa Elisabeth.
In his new book “Der Klang von Paris”, the author, journalist and musician Volker Hagedorn explores Europe’s musical metropolis of the 19th century. A musical life between revolution and electricity, railway and empire; its protagonists – Berlioz, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Offenbach, Pauline Viardot, Balzac, Flaubert, Baudelaire and many more – gave the city a glamour that still fascinates us today. On the occasion of the publication of its programme, Berliner Festspiele’s Musikfest Berlin will host a literary and musical soiree at Villa Elisabeth: Volker Hagedorn will read from his new book “Der Klang von Paris” and the music journalist of SR 2 KulturRadio Nike Keisinger will talk with the author. Pianist Alexander Melnikov will play music by Chopin and Liszt on an Érard grand piano.
Préludes op. 28 (excerpts)
Volker Hagedorn in conversation with Nike Keisinger
Waldesrauschen in D flat major
From Zwei Konzertetüden
Reading from the new book “Der Klang von Paris” by Volker Hagedorn
Jacques Fromental Halévy
Ouverture from La Reine de Chypre
Piano score by Richard Wagner
Alexander Melnikov piano
Nike Keisinger moderation