Fascinating how elements of Turkish, Persian and Arabic music and story-telling found their way right into the European classical compositions of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and others,
says Dr. Elisabeth Wolff, WA Coordinator for Music
It’s become a Welcome-to-Austria tradition: Christianis invite for coffee,tea and delicious cakes into their beautiful Viennese Home. Yesterday the ambassador gives the story-teller from his rich professional career.
In a certain country the Ambassador was asked by a telephone operator to give his profession for a cetain form. “What are you working? Your profession, please”the operator asks – “Ambassador of Austria”, Alexander replies – “Australia you say?” – “No from AUSTRIA!” – “Can you spell it, please” – “A-U-S-T-R-I-A, please” – “Thank you. That’s fine. Now, that means, you are not working at all, is it?”
On January 19th 2016, Anne Thun-Hohenstein was leading our members to
a special visit of the Maria Treu Basilica situated in the centre of a baroque monastery complex. After an introduction to the church’s history we listened to a short performance on the spectacular ancient organ played by famous composers like Franz Liszt.
Wednesday, November 18, Coordinator Martha Hanreich invited to the Restaurant ” Kaiser Walzer “, for Lecture and guided visit through the exhibition “Bernhard Ludwig d. Ä. K.K. Österr. und Rumänischer Hof-Kunst Tischler” (“Bernhard Ludwig, the elder, Cabinet-Maker to the Court at Vienna and Rumania”).