This weekend I heard registered violinist.com member and semi-finalist of the last Elisabethcompetition Liza Ferschtman http://www.lizaferschtman.com/start.html playing Dvorak violinconcerto in the Concertgebouw. Her teacher Philip Hirschhorn won that competition in the past and was also teacher of Janine Jansen. As you can see the lyre (no harp) on the top of the building you also can see on the sugar of the coffee.
This weekend I got from a friend a violinbottle of 20% Raspberry Liqueur from Nannerl Salzburg. He has RSS-feed, so here he sees his bottle on my blog.
This tie I found in a souvenirshop on the pier (piece of land in the sea) in Scheveningen near Den Hague
Mozart must have been a real chocolate-man. Apart from Mozartkugeln and Mozarttaler in Salzburg I found MOZARTINO's in Heidelberg. I forget to give Sydney some, silly me. They are made of milk cholate and filled with milk chocolate and hazelnut cream. So I add this product to my digital collection Mozart-chocolates and composer-beers (Janacek and Vieuxtemps) and composer wines. (Bach and Saint-Saens)
Yesterday I heard with my parents the 2th violinconcerto of Shostakowitsch played by Janine Jansen, who had the same white dress with 2 pink flowers as she wears during a concert with the Chinese National Orchestra when she played the piece Lark Ascending of Vaugham Williams. She played it with a lot of temperament and bowed her skees and than jumped up with her head, throwing her hair behind.
From 3-13 august I was on a music summer course of the Dutsh conductor Dirk Jan Horringa "La Pellegrina" In Bechyne, 100 km below Prague in the Czech Republic, where I met a lot of Dutch amateurs I know from different orchestra's from the Netherlands and a lot of foreigners like 5 Japanese, 2 French,a German, a Englisch musicians. This is the website for more information http://www.pellegrina.net if you are interested for next year.
In the morning we play 2 chambermusicprogramms with a coach. I played only one of the 2 programms, so half of the mornings I was free. I was in a group where we practise and later perfrom the Serenade of Dvorak for strings in E major op. 22. Our coach was Pavel Hula from the Kocian string quartet.
I was in Wien for holiday and I saw the Musikverein, where you see the New Years concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker with a lot of Strauss music
I discovered a lot of statues in Wien. In Budapest they had statues of Liszt and the unknown Frenz (Franz) Erkel, the composer of the national Hungarian anthem.
In Budapest I went to a concert of... Robbie Williams in the Puskas satdion.
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