Max Raabe, vocals
Christoph Israel, piano
"Max Raabe … solo"
€ 68EUR / € 53EUR / € 38EUR / € 23EUR
Max Raabe never leaves home without a handkerchief, cufflinks, and tailored suits, and he always performs in an impeccably fitted tuxedo. But this is by no means a matter of disguise, no, Max Raabe loves and lives the twenties and thirties. He doesn’t have to pretend, and he doesn’t play a role, because he is the distinguished gentleman of that time, which comes through in his music. In the last 25 years, Max Raabe has revived countless old gramophone recordings, and several of his new compositions have become popular hits. Together with his long-time friend and pianist Christoph Israel, Max Raabe has put together a program that focuses on pieces by lyricists and composers whose names were meant to be forgotten after 1933. Today they celebrate their quiet triumph: They are finding success with a young audience that is discovering and learning to love the wry humor and smug irony. These miniature operas frequently reflect the comedy and tragedy of the human condition in their three- to four-minute duration. Every word and every musical phrase is carefully chosen, even if the content is banal. But what is banal?
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