By: Helmut Schwaiger

25 JanSwitzerland: all betting pieces linked to data.


With December we have finished our work on the betting parts list of Switzerland with the completion of the 1st class….

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25 JanLet the puppets dance!


Yes, that too exists: the “International Puppetry Day”. It is celebrated annually on March 21. The Union Internationale de la Marionnette…

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25 JanWalpurgis Night: when witches meet the devil.


On the night of 30 April, the fires burn. Witches’ fires! From the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of Italy,…

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28 DecProf Hans Koller died unexpectedly!


As reported by the “Kleine Zeitung”, Hans Koller – musician, composer, guesthouse owner and farmer – passed away last Friday, 24…

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28 DecGone with the Wind – Max Steiner on the 50th Anniversary of his Death


Max Steiner was born in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt in the Hotel Nordbahn and came from a wealthy theatre dynasty that was friends…

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19 DecWhat would Christmas be without music?


It would be like Christmas without presents, Christmas without lights, Christmas without a warm embrace. Music brings the right mood. One thing is interesting: it is often the simple melodies that convey these moods. No pompous compositions, no fanfares, timpani and trumpets are needed. It is often the combination of fitting words with harmonious melodies that evoke precisely these Christmas feelings. In this spirit, we wish you an atmospheric Christmas, success and health for the year 2022.

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17 DecThe Regents of the Year 2022


Many smaller and bigger names are celebrating an anniversary in 2022. In any case, there are so many that one could…

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16 DecMade in Holland: Popular music with big names.


Emile Stoffels has more than 30 years of experience in writing high-quality arrangements for HaFa orchestras, but also for small wind…

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16 DecNext spring is sure to come


For countless people, spring is the most beautiful of all seasons. The well-known German poet Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 – 1803)…

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16 DecSheet music from the tin press?


Blechpresse in German means ‘sheet metal press’ in English. When you think of a sheet metal press, you think of a…

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