The brushes are wielded with virtuosity by Robert Nippoldt and are not the only drawing tools that make their appearance in this special interplay of music and art. With chalk, pencil and ink, the Berlin City Palace is rebuilt in a few moments and the Memorial Church gets its roof back. Thanks to camera and large projection, the audience is very close - to every stroke that the artist's hand puts to paper with casual elegance.
The drawings projected onto the screen during the show are only part of the diverse repertoire. Impressively, a silhouette staging of Brecht's buccaneer Jenny emerges - in perfect symbiosis of sound, acting and image. The Comedian Harmonists disassemble a concert grand piano in visible and audible ecstasy. One strolls through the capital with alert eyes, and a slapstick number pays homage to the beginnings of the talkies. It is also amazing how one can get to know all the chancellors of the Weimar Republic in just three minutes.
All this is enlivened, commented on and inspired by the three fabulous musicians of Trio Größenwahn, who breathe new life into the classics of the time with verve and humor. Even an original antique keyboard instrument experiences a surprising second spring under the nimble hands of singer Lotta Stein.
It is the feeling of life of a special time between the world wars to which the four artists, dressed in period costume, devote themselves on this evening. A time that has lost none of its charm and welcomes us with open arms. If we accept this invitation, at the end of this enjoyable excursion we will have a glimmer of what it might have felt like back then - in the roaring twenties.