Just in: Hamburg dumps Brahms Festival

Just in: Hamburg dumps Brahms Festival


norman lebrecht

December 15, 2021

Brahms’s home town has postponed an immersive composer festival planned for February 2022 due to Covid uncertainties.

The NDR Radiophilharmonie festival will be rescheduled to March 2023.




  • Kman says:

    “Dumps” is an interesting way to say “postpones,” but okay

  • Piano Lover says:

    Time to compose a work dedidacted to Covid nuts!
    Luckily that no one will ever hear it live….
    Case closed!

  • Andreas B. says:

    that would be Hannover …

  • Peter San Diego says:

    Thus: not dumped for lack of interest, but postponed out of public health concerns. Much less dramatic, this way.

  • Karl says:

    Everyone will be dead from Omicron by then. The sky is falling!

  • Gary says:

    Doesn’t Brahms look uncannily like Tom Hiddleston?

  • phf655 says:

    The canceled event consisted of five concerts in HANNOVER – the symphonies, concertos, Requiem, between February 20 and 27. I see no sign that it would have included chamber music, or the vast corpus of lieder and music for vocal ensembles that is rarely performed. It didn’t even include works like the overtures, Haydn Variations, Alto Raphsody, Song of Destiny, etc.

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    I lived in Hamburg for six years and never got the impression the city cared much about Brahms.