The Finnish composer Sibelius 1865 – 1957, has been celebrated all year culminating yesterday at his birthday. Never before have I heard so much of his music in one day. All day via my Danish Radio and in the evening live transmission from the town Hämeenlinna he was born not far from Helsinki. All over Finland flags were raised for his sake […]
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays My childhood My teenage time The present time When I was a child in the fifties, I was put to bed very early at nights. Our parents were very strict on that, and there were no exceptions. The television had not yet […]
The so-called Radio House / ( Radiohuset) was almost completed in 1941. The architect is Vilhelm Lauritzen and the style is very functional “Funkis Style”. The concert hall was not completed until 1945. As far as I know the Danish authorities did not want the occupying Germans to misuse this new venue. The last 6 years we have a new concert hall in another […]
Two famous cellists playing on Stradivarius cellos. Both started to play three years old. Both play and played at the same famous venues.
One person with a vision and love for his fellow human beings can have an enormous effect in his life and in generations after him.
I am so fascinated by that style very modern a hundred years ago in Europe. At that time they believed that wars were not necessary after a long calm period! The beautiful époque thrived on that idea. I have found buildings and decorations in that style in London, Prague and Paris. We even have a few buildings in Copenhagen of the style. […]
Photo from Angela Hewitt’s annual Trasimeno music festival. Loving classical music I combine the passion with training my brain to remember things. Before I got to know and appreciate classical music I unconsciously did the same memory game as a teenager. What did I hear and which band was playing? The Beach Boys? The Kinks or the Animals? The Doors […]
I received an exciting invitation a few weeks ago, from a violinist at the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Attending concerts regularly by chance I happened to get to know one of the violinist in the orchestra. We shared Facebook addresses and our friendship grew, We would talk during the concert intervals, sometimes leaning over the rail from our seats. Ludmila […]
The other night I attended a classical concert in our fine concert hall of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The conductor was a young Spanish musician playing percussion until two years ago in the famous Koncertgebouw orchestra in Amsterdam. He was so keen on studying the scores so always when playing his role as a percussionist he would thoroughly study […]