On 13th December 2022, the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO organised a concert, together with the Goethe Institute Paris, under the title of “Dichterliebe”, in honour of the 225th birthday of Germany’s famous poet and author Heinrich Heine. Heinrich Heine is a role model for French-German friendship and cooperation. He was a declared Francophile, appreciating France as “the fatherland of champagne and the Marseillaise” - the perfect combination of enjoyment and political progress. He spent the second half of his life in exile in Paris until his death on 17th February 1856.
The concert programme included a performance of Heinrich Heine’s “Dichterliebe”, under Robert Schumann’s musical setting which was composed in 1840. The piece of music was performed by Cyril Roger-Lacan, accompanied by the pianist Johan Farjot. In the further course of the evening, violist Arnaud Thorette performed additional pieces of Robert Schumann and concluded the concert with a self-transposed romantical version of “Adagio et Allegro.”