Salome Kammer and Teodoro Anzellotti bring to life a new Hölderlin programme

Salome Kammer uses her new programme, Wie mein Glück, ist mein Lied… to work with accordionist Teodoro Anzellotti, marking the anniversaries of Friedrich Hölderlin and Ludwig van Beethoven (both born in 1770). The duo are set to perform live on stage at the Gare du Nord Basel on 6 June 2021 and in the online stream of the Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart (7 March 2021).

The programme includes Hans Zender’s Hölderlin lesen V, Hölderlin song cycles by Benjamin Britten and Hanns Eisler, L. v. Beethoven’s Bagatelles op. 126, Hölderlin’s poems and An die Madonna as well as a première to mark the occasion of the Hölderlin Year of the Composer Charlotte Seither: the evocative, masterful speech composition HörenMachen, which she wrote for Salome Kammer.

The question of how to handle Hölderlin’s magnificent but at the same time disconcerting language today, both spoken and sung, forms an essential aspect of the programme. The unusual combination of voice and accordion allows the audience to follow the great poetry of this German poet in a unique way.

(published on 17 November 2020)