May 3rd – 5th 2020 XXIX. Andernacher Musiktage

Since 2016 I have had the great priviliege of being the artistic director of this wonderfully intimate chamber music festival. The magical atmosphere of Burg Namedy, the warm-hearted hospitality of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, the support of the city of Andernach and its Cultural Department make this yearly event truly unique.

The motto for 2020:

„In the beautiful month of May– 30 year anniversary season Andernacher Musiktage“

A real reason to celebrate: the Andernacher Musiktage – begun by Prinz Godehard von Hohenzollern together with Sir Yehudi Menuhin – can look back on a wonderful 30 year history in 2020.

Looking back – but also forward – the program this year will feature highlights from the last 30 years, favorite pieces as well as works being presented at the Festival for the first time.

Of course, in the Beethoven Year 2020 works of the Master will be included - seldom heard works such as the Viola Quintet Opus 29 and the Horn Sonata Opus 17 as well as such beloved masterpieces as „An die ferne Geliebte“, performed by the great baritone Dietrich Henschel.

Celebrate with us! Enjoy a special weekend with exquisite music, inspiring atmosphere and the splendid hospitality of Prinzessin Heide von Hohenzollern at Burg Namedy. On Sunday, May 10th you can spend the entire day in the castle and the magnificent park, hear two concerts and enjoy surprises and refreshments.

Participating artists:

Dietrich Henschel, Baritone
Nina Tichman, Piano

Paul van Zelm, Horn
Yseult Ensemble, String Sextet
Kerstin Dill, Violin
Ulrike Anima Mathé, Violin
Werner Dickel, Viola
Asdis Valdimarsdottir, Viola
Xenia Jankovic, Cello
Michael Stirling, Cello




Opening Concert

Friday, Mai 8th, 2020   7pm

Wagner/Müller-Hornbach Isoldes Liebestod

Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte

Brahms Stringsextet B flat major

Saturday, May 9th, 2020   7pm

Mozart Horn Quintet

V.D. Kirchner Orfeo

Brahms Piano Quartet g minor

Sunday, May 10th, 2020 Matinee   12 noon

Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Klavier

Löwe Ballads

Kodaly Serenade

Sonntag, 10. May, 2020 5pm

Grand Finale

Beethoven Quintet for String Quartet and Viola

Mahler Rückert Lieder

Schubert Stringquintet C-major