By: Helmut Schwaiger

26 MarA quick tongue…


We are constantly updating, supplementing and adding new works. Sometimes you come across works where you think “Man, that’s been around…

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26 MarKenny Rogers died.


Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rogers was a US-American country singer, songwriter and actor who worked in the music business for 60 years….

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26 MarTrumpet virtuoso Edward H. Tarr died


Edward Tarr was an American trumpet virtuoso and musicologist. He became especially known for his services to the revival of historical…

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11 MarWASBE-Conference 2021


The “World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)” is the world’s only organization of wind music conductors, composers, performers, publishers,…

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04 MarCorona and the music


The corona virus, actually COVID-19, has reached the music. Not that we are aware of a composition with “Covid-19”, but there…

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03 MarBRAWO is moved


The wind orchestra fair planned for Stuttgart from 3 to 8 March has been postponed. The new date is November 20…

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03 MarMusic on the run


When people flee, culture flees with them. So does music. I experienced it myself when Syrian singers who I had invited to one of my concerts performed. They sang “Kobane, Kobane”, a song about their destroyed hometown. Every country, every city has its songs. And now they’re on the run again. I guess it’s up to the politicians to find a solution to the refugee problem. But there has to be an underlying insight: Refugees are people. If you want to address this topic at a concert, we have set up a link for you:

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28 FebAn Easter story: when Baudouin found the two wonder crucifixes…


In 1936 the ‘Kruiskapel‘ was built in the town of Eksaarde (Belgium). It is located on the exact spot where two…

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27 FebSupernova – an eruption of emotions


Ivan Meylemans has been conductor of the “Koninklijke Fanfare Kempenbloei Achel” from Belgium since 2000. The association was founded in 1862….

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26 FebD5 – the highest peak (almost) reached


Germany’s Federal Association of German Music Associations (bdmv) divides its music clubs into 6 performance levels. From D1 (easy) to D6…

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