The Composer C.E.F.Weyse (1774-1842)

In the eighteen and nineteenth century learned people came to Denmark from Germany.  Weyse was the most celebrated composer in Denmark in his time called “The Golden Age”. As a composer who maintained the ideals of Viennese classicism in Danish music. He is perhaps best remembered today for his melody to Grundtvig’s hymn Den signede dag (The blessed day) and […]

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International Christmas Music Day

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 […]

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Day 7: Hook ’em with a quote

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German priest and resistant during Hitler’s regime. He could have stayed in U.S.A. during the war where he was teaching, but he felt he had to go back and be among those who fought against Hitler. The last two years before the war ended he was in prison  and in 9 of April 1945 he was hanged  39 years old […]

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