Posts tagged ‘The Hague’

July 5, 2012

Holland snapshots – part 2

by ada

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

by ada

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

by ada

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

by ada

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

by ada

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

by ada

June 30, 2012

the cure for anything is salt water…

by ada

June 29, 2012

365/181

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Evening at the beach of Scheveningen.

June 28, 2012

Holland snapshots – part 1

by ada

February 13, 2011

sad, sandy, sodden shore

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February 12, 2011

somebody to love

by ada

July 26, 2010

hommage à Mozart

by ada

June 27, 2010

let the sunshine in

by ada

June 22, 2010

workin’ day and night

by ada

July 18, 2009

Scheveningen beach

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June 12, 2009

Den Haag – neighbourhood

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June 1, 2009

beach

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May 4, 2009

the end of early music

by ada

April 27, 2009

Den Haag – Rivierenbuurt

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April 6, 2009

Den Haag – Mauritshuis

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April 5, 2009

Den Haag – Nieuwe Veenmolen

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February 14, 2009

Scheveningen

by ada

Anna és Atti

Anna és Atti 2

Atti

Atti 2

Scheveningen 3

Scheveningen 4

December 2, 2008

Den Haag – Haagse Bos

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November 27, 2008

Den Haag

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October 25, 2008

Den Haag – Buitenhof

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September 14, 2008

Scheveningen

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