December 16th means ‘Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!’

“During a certain instant in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating above the earth in a starry dome, with the dream of immortality in his heart; all the stars seem to glimmer around him, and the earth seems to sink ever deeper downwards.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche  – ‘Human, All Too Human’
Ludwig van Beethoven was a giant of German music and universally recognized as […] Continue Reading…

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…

Buchhandlung „Ein guter Tag” – Schwerin


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


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…

The Russians are coming!’/’Die Russen kommen’ – Museum Grabow

The traveling photo exhibition “The Russians are coming” can now also be seen at the Museum Grabow.

A photographic treasure of portrait photographs of Russian soldiers, which were created by Wittenburg photographer Elli Hartmann after the end of the Second World War. The negative glass panels were discovered by chance and edited by Henry Gawlik (head of the Hagenower Museum) to an exhibition.

It is conceivable that […] Continue Reading…

Fritz Reuter in Grabow…..again!

Fritz Reuter  [7 November 1810 – 12 July 1874] was not only known as a popular North German novelist and humorist but more importantly as a critic of the social conditions of that era.

The 3 volumes novel ‘Ut mine Stromtid ‘ is by far the greatest of Reuter’s works in which he descirbes the men and women he knew in the villages and farmhouses of […] Continue Reading…

Hanse Sail Rostock 2016 begins – 11th – 14th August

‘Hanse Sail Rostock 2016’ has begun in Rostock!

Hanse Sail Rostock is the largest maritime festival in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and one of the largest in Europe with over one million visitors expected over the length of the festival. Circa 250 traditional sailing ships of all types and sizes from a vast variety of countries sail to Rostock every year during the 2nd weekend of August.

‘Hanse Sail Rostock’ […] Continue Reading…

“Little Festival in the park” – Schlosspark Ludwigslust -Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

“Little Festival in the park”   – Schlosspark Ludwigslust
“Little Festival in the park” at Schlosspark Ludwigslust will take place tomorrow!

It will include acrobatics, circus, cabaret and much more at Schlosspark Ludwigslust officially starting at 1800hrs.


The park is really big. But really small is the “Little Festival”, which is now celebrated for more than 20 years there, not.

Many comedians, cabaret artists, acrobats, magicians and musicians populate the […] Continue Reading…

‘Das Friends-Projekt’ in Zarrentin – this evening at 1930hrs

Zarrentin, Kirche ,Amtsstraße, 19246 Zarrentin,
1930hrs   Thursday  28th July 2016
 WOLF Italian Serenade for String quartett
ARENSKI String quartett Nr. 2  op. 35
BRAHMS Pinao quartett A-Dur op. 26
Vilde Frang   Violin
Daniel Röhn   Violin
Tomoko Akasaka   Viola
Antti Tikkanen   Viola
Jakob Koranyi   cello
Mark Schumann   cello
José Gallardo   Piano
The ‘Friends Project’ with the Norwegian artist in residence Vilde Frang, along with with Tomoko Akasaka and José Gallardo. Instead. Now resound in the Gothic parish church in Zarrentin . Arensky String […] Continue Reading…