The third largest city in Denmark is called Aalborg and it is in the north of Jutland, the part of Denmark connected to Germany. Its two hours’ drive from my place so I don’t go there so often. The other day we went to a concert in their new concert hall called the House of Music at the harbor. […]
The last two months I have been busy occupied restoring older posts. By accident I had deleted a lot of photos and it has taken me that long to find the photos again. Trying to improve the posts have helped me not to regret too much what had happened to nearly 200 posts. During this time I have had the […]
Today we have a live radio program on Christmas music from 12 countries in Europe. The transmission is done by the E.B.U. I am at the last hour listening as I write this. I was driving home after having driven my husband to his work I heard the transmission from Dresden Frauen Kirche. The famous church that was destroyed with a lot of […]
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.