Posts tagged ‘Den Haag’

July 5, 2012

Holland snapshots – part 2

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July 1, 2012

music of the week (well, more of an undefined period of time) – Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer: Concerto Armonico No. 1 in G major

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I’m enjoying the benefits of the free wi-fi the Dutch National Railway Company provides us with and using my last hours in The Netherlands to post some musical actuality. Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer was a Dutch diplomat and composer of the first half of the 18th century, who lived in The Hague. His family name originates from the city of Wassenaar, that is now part of The Hague (actually, that’s the district The Really Rich People live). Since in his society circles composing music was sort of uncool*, he didn’t want to publish his works under his own name but anonymously, so his main work, the Concerti Armonici was attributed first to Carlo Ricciotti, a violin player of the The Hague Court Orchestra and later to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Wassenaer remained “the mystery composer” until 1980 when a letter was found at his birthplace (well, actually birthcastle) that reveals his identity as the composer of named concerti.

* you would think that those times are already passed and being a composer is really cool nowadays, but I have to warn you that there still are society circles obeying the same rules. Just look at my father, for example. He, being a mathematician himself, holds the strong opinion that musicians are “no worthy people”. That’s why I studied nursing first before I went bohemian, haha.

July 1, 2012

365/183

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I’m heading back to Salzburg today. While I didn’t manage to accomplish all the things that would be necessary for reducing the chaos in my life, I still enjoyed the past three days very much.

June 30, 2012

365/182

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I used to live in this street for two years, together with my good old buddy, The Rat. He moved in uninvited and stayed without asking me for permission. With the time we got used to each other and learned to accept each others rights. Then I moved out. He still lives there, I guess.

June 30, 2012

Scheveningen – SprookjesBeelden aan Zee

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SprookjesBeelden aan Zee (fairytale images by the sea) is a free art project of the Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen, created by the American artist Tom Otterness. It contains 23 groups of bronze sculptures of (mainly ill-tempered or heavily troubled) figures, and it is pretty amazing.

June 30, 2012

…sweat, tears – or the sea

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June 30, 2012

the cure for anything is salt water…

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June 29, 2012

365/181

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Evening at the beach of Scheveningen.

June 28, 2012

Holland snapshots – part 1

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March 9, 2012

365/69

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I spent the whole day with importing my archives from my now full and closed freeblog photoblog, because I like when things are organised and I can easily find everything. Looking at my Holland-photos made me feel very sad. It seems that I totally lost my life through depression. I had a life that I don’t have anymore. At this moment my life just doesn’t exist.I really hope it will change soon. I’m starting to lose hope.

So for today I post a photo from my archives. And sorry for overflowing your mail with this huge amount of three year old posts of mine. Just ignore them. I hope to be ready with the whole import in a few days.

September 22, 2011

my nights are more beautiful than your days 2.

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September 15, 2011

my nights are more beautiful than your days 1.

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August 26, 2011

o tempora, o mores

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August 17, 2011

kitsch of the day

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June 27, 2011

jellicle cats are of moderate size

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June 25, 2011

the Lord God made them all

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June 19, 2011

there came a tyrant

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May 1, 2011

Koninginnedag

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April 28, 2011

back to the nature

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April 26, 2011

marine highlights

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April 13, 2011

spring portraits

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March 23, 2011

greeting the returning sunshine

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March 20, 2011

springtime

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February 23, 2011

the origin of species

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February 13, 2011

sad, sandy, sodden shore

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February 12, 2011

somebody to love

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July 26, 2010

hommage à Mozart

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June 27, 2010

let the sunshine in

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June 22, 2010

workin’ day and night

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July 18, 2009

Scheveningen beach

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