SLOW Scardanelli Lieder Ohne Worte – a Hölderlin Evening (Reading in German)

5.9.2020 Schlosskirche Bad Homburg

25.9.2020 Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut, Tartu, Estonia
+++ cancelled due to Covid-19 +++

20.11.2020 Centre Franco-Allemand de Provence, Aix en Provence, France

21.11.2020 Centre Culturel Franco Allemand, Nice, France

Friedrich Hölderlin’s latest poems are considered enigmatic and mysterious.
Are the tower poems difficult to decipher? Are they creations of a madman?
Or are they the last glimmer of the outstanding poetic spirit, who often signed his lines with Unterthänigst, Scardanelli?
The poet Stefan Zweig describes Hölderlin’s special tone in these poems like this:

“… driven by the accidental wind of feeling, absolutely improvisational, pictures float musically up and over”.

The actress Silvina Buchbauer leads into the world of the late Hölderlin. She reads a selection of these wondrous poems, which Boris juxtaposes with his latest composition SLOW Scardanelli Lieder Ohne Worte on the piano.