By: Helmut Schwaiger

17 FebAn avalanche that everyone is happy about!


Tyrol, the land of mountains. Avalanches (in German: Lawinen) are commonplace and dangerous in winter. But there is one avalanche that…

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17 FebComposer Joseph Horovitz died.


In an obituary on BR-Classic, his compositional style was described as humorous and versatile. Ich lernte Joseph Horwoitz anlässlich der WASBE-Conference…

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27 JanWhen will we meet again?


It has been almost three years since we last had personal contact with our members at a trade fair or seminar. For 2022 we have planned several meetings, on the one hand the music fair in Ried (Upper Austria) in May, on the other hand the WASBE conference in Prague (Czech Republic) in July. It would be nice to have a nice conversation with you again. Will we see each other?

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27 JanMusic on winding paths


Arabesques are tendril ornaments as found in painting or architecture. The term is used to describe both the surface-filling, natural acanthus…

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27 JanMeat Loaf, American actor and singer, died


His role in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” as the wild and extremely unhappy ex-delivery boy Eddy was legendary and made…

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27 JanMeeting point May: Musikmesse Ried/at


From 13 to 15 May 2022, Austria’s largest music fair will take place for the 17th time. Music Austria in Ried…

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26 Jan“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band presents itself in Prague.


The United States Marine Band is a sounding body of the United States Marine Corps and was established by law on…

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26 JanBlue sky and a small cloud


“There is always light behind the clouds” (a word by Louisa May Alcott, an American writer, the author of “Little Women”)….

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26 JanCan music say more than what is written in the notes?


Brockhaus-Riemann’s “Musiklexikon” defines programme music as “instrumental music that is associated with the presentation or suggestion of a conceptually graspable subject…

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25 JanWhen the howling of wolves heralds spooky times.


The door opens with a creak, lightning briefly illuminates the scene, a child’s cry is heard, and the howl of wolves…

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