A once in a lifetime experience
Steinway Factory Tour in Hamburg; Germany
Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, has the reputation as Germany’s Gateway to the World. Not only is it a major transport hub, mecca of the media, but also home to a long-standing of musical tradition. Celebrated composers such as Mendelssohn and Brahms were native of this beautiful city. The “Hamburg-Steinway” tour will take you to experience the best of Hamburg – from a stroll through its 800-year-old harbor, to shopping at the elegant Alster Arkaden, to a comprehensive tour of Steinway & Sons Hamburg factory
STEINWAY FACTORY TOUR
The STEINWAY & SONS factory tour, an experience on the making of the best piano possible. By Precision & Passion, you will witness the skilled artisans demonstrating the philosophy that embodies the characteristics of Tradition, Innovation & Perfection and the attention to detail, and experience that is given into every single instrument that makes STEINWAY & SONS what it is today. Be enthralled by a performance in the STEINWAY factory selection room amongst a collection of STEINWAY and STEINWAY CROWN JEWELS Pianos.
RECOMMENDED HOTEL; THE WESTIN HAMBURG
The Westin Hamburg hotel is located in the upper part of the Elbphilharmonie and offers its guests spectacular views of the Elbe river, Speicherstadt, and HafenCity. The hotel has 244 guest rooms and suites, a spacious spa and fitness area, a restaurant and event facilities.
DINE AT THE HISTORISCHER SPEICHERBODEN
Dine in the walls of the stylish historical warehouse built in 1885 – 1888 this french inspired building is part o the UNESCO world heritage “Historische Speicherstadt’’. Enjoy your evening; wine and dine to the night lights of Hamburg.
NDR Kammerorchester / Kalev Kuljus
Mozart / Bach / Shostakovich / Mozart
Members of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra formed the NDR Kammerorchester in October 2015 with the aim of performing a varied repertoire from chamber to symphonic music, dating from the baroque to the present day. In the meantime the ensemble has established a tradition of making at least one guest appearance per season in the Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall. This time round, the musicians have invited their orchestral colleague Kalev Kuljus to join them as soloist: the award-winning Estonian oboist will be bringing a member of the oboe family with him for Bach’s Concerto in A major that boasts a particularly warm and deep sound: the oboe d’amore.
Kalev Kuljus oboe d’amore
Stefan Wagner violin and musical direction
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento D-Dur KV 125a
Fünf vierstimmige Fugen KV 405 mit neuen Einleitungen aus J.S. Bachs Wohltemperiertem Klavier / 2. Band
Johann Sebastian Bach
Konzert A-Dur BWV 1055 / Rekonstruktion der ursprünglichen Fassung für Oboe d’amore und Streicher
Kammersinfonie As-Dur op.118a / arrangiert nach dem Streichquartett Nr. 10 von Rudolf Barshai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento F-Dur KV 125c »Salzburger Sinfonie«
Experience the unique atmosphere of the world port of Hamburg, and enjoy the view of the harbor and have a delicious lunch and some drinks at the same time.
THE BRAHMS MUSEUM
The Brahms-Museum is located in Peterstraße 39, in an 18th-century building restored by the Carl-Toepfer-Foundation.
The Museum has its prime focus on the almost 3 decades in which the young Brahms in Hamburg received his musical training as a pianist and composer, creating at this early stage brilliant works. His first journey to Vienna – at that time global capital of music – came at the age of 29 in September 1862. Here he was to spend the rest of his life, adopting the city as his second home.
Displayed in the museum are musical works, writings, concert programmes, artefacts, photographs and sculptures of Brahms, including marble bust created by the Vienna artist Ilse Conrat. A further highlight of the Museum is a square piano, manufactured in 1851 by the Hamburg firm Baumgardten & Heins, on which Johannes Brahms himself gave piano tuition.