Leonard Cohen to tour
Tranquil Age Bass
Of Kurt Kister
The feeling of many household until his late forties Anfangssiebziger would be much poorer without him: Leonard Cohen, wise old bard, is back on tour in Germany.
Next month he will be 76th This is a veritable age for everyone, and once for one of his money is still with the kind of music deserves to be called ignorant
Weiser age bard on tour in Germany: The 75-year-old Leonard Cohen. (© AP)
Leonard Cohen, however, the Canadian poet with eastern European Jewish roots, makes no pop music. He has written songs, some of which are already expected to Leitliedern the last third of the 20th century. In addition, would be the feeling and association of many budget until his late forties Anfangssiebziger between Seattle and Oslo, between Edinburgh and Lörrach much poorer without "Suzanne," "Chelsea Hotel" or "Tower of Song."
After a 15-year absence from the stage began in May 2008, Cohen to tour again. Since then he has in many Concerts occurred in Europe and Canada, in the U.S., he was also, however, sporadic. The Americans were not already so much more to do with the Old World Bards of the dark feelings. On Wednesday, Cohen wanted to appear in Berlin, with further dates are in Stuttgart, Hannover and Dortmund.
Anyone who has attended in the last time as a concert, who suspects that the young Cohen actually his songs has written for the old Cohen. His voice has changed, from the former muttering a depressive baritone bass is a serene old age has become.
The senior takes his audience by the hand and stroll with them through his repertoire of "Tonight will be fine" to "Hallelujah". He has fun, and the concerts take a break at the three hours. Leonard Cohen was perhaps not always young in dignity, but its kind of old age in dignity, and moreover on the stage, is remarkable.
Even before his first plate ("Songs of Leonard Cohen", December 1967) published volumes of poetry and a novel from his pen. Even if his later records (such as "I'm Your Man," in 1988 or "The Future", 1992) should not be underestimated, are the first three albums, especially "Songs from a Room", 1969, the canon of popular music the last century. It is no surprise that Cohen's music has been covered by many other bands.
Cohen has aged a more relaxed relationship found for dealing with people. Before that, he disappeared in the course of his life every now and then like from the larger society.
In the sixties he spent some time on the Greek Hydra of Iceland, where it came to things with a certain Marianne, friend of a friend what his fans the beautiful song "So Long Marianne brought. In the nineties, Cohen lived a few years in a Zen monastery in California, where it took the name Jikan, silence.
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What his relationship to women not always easy. In the seventies he was once married, a son and a daughter Come from the marriage. With money he could handle moderate, at least to interpret processes against his ex-manager and an investment firm out. Besides the fact that he enjoys with his most recent concert series fans, he deserves it even money that he has lost otherwise.