Klaus Maria Brandauer in the Munich Isarphilharmonie: First the morale, then the food
Created: 01/16/2023 07:29
By: Katja Kraft
Gifted actor: Klaus Maria Brandauer.
as © Astrid Schmidhuber
Klaus Maria Brandauer came to the Munich Isarphilharmonie - and disappointed.
The great stage star irritated with an overly cerebral selection of texts.
They had imagined it a little differently.
The 1600 spectators in the almost sold out Munich Isarphilharmonie.
The man is a living Burgtheater and film legend.
When he comes to Munich for the reading, young and old expect: stage spectacle, anecdote festival, force of nature.
But the 79-year-old demanded first: concentration.
The really big cutlery: "The Grand Inquisitor" from "The Brothers Karamazov".
Brandauer reads this strongly, every pause is deliberately set, every lowering of the voice makes you sit up and take notice, and at some point even quiets the excessive coughing in the hall.
It's always a pleasure to listen to this engaging man.
But it would be even better to see him play.
Accordingly depressed mood during the break.
Is this going to continue like this?
Continued philosophizing about God and morality and freedom?
Klaus Maria Brandauer reads brilliantly
A little yes.
After all, the evening is called “Almost a Hamlet my Mephisto an Oedipus my Jedermann”.
So on through the world literature cosmos.
From Goethe to Heine.
You've certainly often heard the "Erlkönig", but with Brandauer it's like watching "Titanic": Although you know the end, you believe right down to the last verse that it's going to end well after all.
A pearl, brilliant.
The grateful audience cheers as soon as Brandauer jumps out of his skin and gets loud.
A bit of spectacle, please.
More of that!
It will only be a little more.
At the end, the stage professional presents one of his favorite stories, the enchanting "Halifax und Biwifax" by Fritz Müller, to the listeners, who are probably above all out of affection and respect for him.
As if he wanted to reward her for having persevered so well.
Then two or three short encores, bowing, exit, bowing again.
And that's it.
He goes as greeting as he came.
Yes, you had imagined it a little differently.
(Read here: Our interview with Klaus Maria Brandauer)