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Music Review -“The Creation”/Die Schopfung – Oratorio by Joseph Haydn -Stadtkirche Ludwigslust- Sunday, Oct. 15th , 2017

Music Review  “The Creation”/Die Schopfung – Oratorio by Joseph Haydn   – Sunday, October 15th , 2017  -Stadtkirche Ludwigslust -Kirchenplatz

Sonja Adam, Sopran
Hannes Boehm, Tenor
Joachim Holzhey, Bass
Ekumenischer Chor Hagenow , Kantorei Ludwigslust
Sinfonietta Lubeck
Conductor : Annegret Boehm

 
Review of the performance
Some words about the performance in Ludwigslust. The conductor, Annegret Boehm should be commended for her musicianship, knowledge of the score, and perhaps obviously most importantly a […] Continue Reading…

“The Creation”/Die Schöpfung – Oratorio by Joseph Haydn in Ludwigslust – Sunday, Oktober 15th , 2017 – 16:00

“The Creation”/Die Schopfung – Oratorio by Joseph Haydn in Ludwigslust – Sunday, Oktober 15th , 2017 – 16:00
Stadtkirche Ludwigslust -Kirchenplatz
19288 Ludwigslust

The Creation / Die Schopfung  is an oratorio written by Joseph Haydn and considered to be his masterpiece – it celebrates the creation of the world as seen by the Christian Book of Genesis.

Joseph Haydn undertook two trips to England in the early 1790s. […] Continue Reading…

Angela Merkel Germany’s Chancellor, for a 4th consecutive term

It comes as no big surprise – the German federal election have brought Angela Merkel and her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party as the largest party and therefore she is  set to remain Germany’s chancellor, for a 4th consecutive term. Merkel is now mulling her coalition options.

Voter turnout was at 76.2%.

Frau Merkel has won the most votes, but her party has been weakened and […] Continue Reading…

HSV in 2017 – prospects not looking good, but it is still early days!

HSV in 2017 – prospects not looking good, but it is still early days!

In a not really dynamic game earlier this evening, Bayer Leverkusen beat Hamburg Sport Verein 3-0. And this all thanks to the Argentinian player Alario who played his first game for Bayer Leverkusen after weeks of wrangling with his former South American club.

But enough about the win – it is more the […] Continue Reading…

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig visits Russia

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig visits Russia
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig had to ask herself before her Russia trip whether or not her ‘school-Russian’ would suffice. Well she is finding out this week leading, along with her ministers Christian Pegel,Till Backhaus, a large economic delegation to Russia, more precisely to the partner region to St. Petersburg.

The day before yesterday she visited a ship-building fair in […] Continue Reading…

‘Orkantief – Sebastian’ fells trees in Northern German Mecklenburg – one fatality and some people wounded.

First Autumn storm to hit Northern Germany arrived on Tuesday. Called ‘Orkantief Sebastian’ it raged over wide parts of Northern Germany Wednesday. In Hamburg a man was killed by falling scaffolding.

The German Meteorological Service (DWD) warned on Wednesday of hurricane gusts, which in some cases could reach wind speeds of up to 140 km h.

Many trees were felled under the mighty weather and which in […] Continue Reading…

Northern German Summer 2017 – Weather-wise a …a small disaster!

Northern German Summer 2017 – Weather-wise a …a small disaster!
Heat, actually, prolonged heat, including several heat-waves, were forecast  across Southern and Eastern parts of Europe throughout the summer of 2017. By contrast, a mild, wetter or colder summer was predicted across the UK and Northern Europe and this has indeed been the case in summer 2017.

If you can read German – yes they do love […] Continue Reading…

Merkel to US -‘ Nord Stream 2 pipeline project is none of your business !’ – by G-N Blog Financial commentator Emil vd H.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated very clearly that a proposal from the US Senate which would impose sanctions on Russia could create negative economic results for the European  economy and was therefore unacceptable.

A spokesman for Merkel said sanctions with extra-territorial effects – those having impacts on third countries – were clearly wrong and not thought out.

The German Foreign Minister Gabriel and the Austrian Chancellor […] Continue Reading…

Buchhandlung „Ein guter Tag” – Schwerin

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One of the great things about Germany – there are many others – is that Germans simply like BOOKS! And that is only good, because from knowledge comes progress and enlightenment and the world could use both at the moment!

We have written before on this blog about a small town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern called Grabow where the library is the nicest looking building in the town. […] Continue Reading…

Benjamin Britten’s Opera ‘Peter Grimes’ – Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin

Benjamin Britten’s Opera ‘Peter Grimes’ – Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin
Musical direction -Daniel Huppert
Production -Toni Burkhardt
Stage design -Wolfgang Kurima Rauschning
Costumes -Toni Burkhardt
Chore study -Ulrich Barthel
Dramatics -Dr. Peter Larsen

Cast/Singers

Peter Grimes, ein Fischer

Paul McNamara

Ellen Orford, Witwe und Lehrerin

Kathleen Eve Parker / Sonja Mühleck

 Kapitän Balstrode

Espen Fegran

 Tantchen, Wirtin des “Haifisch”

Itziar Lesaka

Erste Nichte

Katrin Hübner

Zweite Nichte, Hauptattraktion des “Haifisch”

Ks. Petra Nadvornik

 Bob […] Continue Reading…