E. T. A. Hoffmann the musician
E. T. A. Hoffmann is known to us primarily as the great writer of the Romantic period, as the creator of fantastic stories and novels. But he also composed just as passionately as he wrote. Actually a trained lawyer, E. T. A. Hoffmann worked for several years as a Kapellmeister in Bamberg and Dresden. But his spiritual home was Berlin, where his opera Undine was premiered, where he was always drawn to, where he was a regular guest at Lutter & Wegner and where he died in 1822. In our Philharmonic Salon, actor and speaker Robert Gallinowski, the Philharmonic String Quartet and harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet trace the musical path of this fascinating artist’s life.
Helena Madoka Berg
E. T. A. Hoffmann als Musiker ‒ »Wer wagt, durch das Reich der Träume zu schreiten, gelangt zur Wahrheit« (E. T. A. Hoffmann)