Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen (historian & writer), introduced us to recently discovered love letters from a private family archive in a Viennese house, saying that her book, 15 Love Letters from Lemberg. An Unexpected Detective & Life-story 1916-2016 is mirroring the Great War (1915-1916). The beautiful language of the time Hermann Lilienfeld addressed the letters to his beloved Hermine Rainer, a rich Viennese heiress, certainly was unusual for soldiers. Today we can also identify with his cosmopolitan life.
´You know, Hermine, I always and everywhere look for beauty. War is horrible, but even in the most gruelling circumstances, there are moods and moments full of beauty, that bring tears to my eyes and make me happy.´ Although the book is published in German, Ditzhuyzen presented it for us in English.
…..The book will reveal the secrets of these pictures, you want to buy it?
(Write to the author: firstname.lastname@example.org)
You have been part of Elisabeth Wolff’s program in the Vienna Staatsoper backstage?
When we had the great privilege to listen at the Hans Gabor Singing Competition this year?
Here the final results from Cape Town:
1st Prize: NICHOLAS BROWNLEE, Bass-Baritone, USA
Donated in memoriam KS Teresa Stich-Randall
2nd Prize: NOLUVUYISO MPOFU, Soprano, South Africa
Donated by Jan Meulendijks and Bart Schuil
3rd Prize: RAEHANN BRYCE-DAVIS, Mezzo-Soprano, USA
Donated by Valentin and Anni Leitgeb Foundation
Prize of the International Media-Jury: SELENE ZANETTI, Soprano, Italy
Prize of the Audience: NOLUVUYISO MPOFU, Soprano, South Africa
Donated by Dr. Madeleine Kim, South Korea
You might be interested in how Pretty Yende did? She was first presenting in Vienna and we were testimonials:
English spoken was the guided tour through the FUNKHAUS of the ORF (transmission center of the Austrian public radio) for children of foreign diplomats. And they had great fun. FM4, THE radio station for foreigners in Austria, received the internationally mixed group of 12 children with open arms. Three boys had prepared a coolourful comment on Austrian soccer and broke the ice. In the end nearly every child present was speking into the microphones and registered. Who wants to listen? Shall we put it online?
Well, we’ll have the video online next time as this program will continue and we are planning more fun programs for diplomats’ families present in Vienna, especially for their children, says Aglaë Hagg, Coordinator Jeunesse WA
Studio FM4; “Good Morning Austria”
Lena esplains how to moderate a transmission and then: 123-go!
Close feeling with all machines in the Adventure Studio
Antonio & Pietro & Hawi comment on Austrian Soccer
They left as new friends – dating for September 18th!
A splendid visit to the splendid Winterpalais (Prince Eugene of Savoye) was organized by Martha Hanreich
The guided visit took us through the exhibition “Fürstenglanz” (Princely Splendour). The heart of this exhibition is the lavish catalogues of the major European Baroque galleries, proclaiming the prestige of their creators, combined with portraits of the princes and a selection of paintings from their collections. This exhibition is exploring this phenomenon from a pan-European perspective and compares the most important princely collectors from the Baroque period.
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?”