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What connects Giacomo Casanova, Richard Wagner and E. T.A. Hoffmann? They all led unconventional, excessive and adventurous lives, were among the wittiest minds of their time and left behind works of artistic genius. The Philharmonic Salon, curated by former principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker Götz Teutsch, brings the world of these unusual men closer. Participants include ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker, pianist Cordelia Höfer and renowned speakers.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Philharmonischer Salon: E. T. A. Hoffmann als Musiker
© Christian Hartmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann as a Musician - "He who dares to walk through the realm of dreams reaches the truth" (E. T. A. Hoffmann)

E.T.A. Hoffmann is best known as the creator of fantastic-romantic stories. Just as passionately as he wrote, he also composed. Actually a law graduate, E. T.A. Hoffmann worked for several years as a bandmaster in Bamberg. His adopted home, however, was Berlin, where he was drawn again and again. Robert Gallinowski as narrator, the Philharmonic String Quartet and harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet present Hoffmann's musical-literary double talent as well as his delightful Quintet for Harp and Strings.

(Program in  German)
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Participating artists
Robert Gallinowski (Sprecher)
Philharmonisches Streichquartett (Orchester)
Dorian Xhoxhi (Violine)
Helena Madoka Berg (Violine)
Kyoungmin Park (Viola)
Christoph Heesch (Violoncello)
Marie-Pierre Langlamet (Harfe)
Cordelia Höfer (Klavier)
Götz Teutsch (Programmgestaltung)
Philharmonie Berlin – Kammermusiksaal