Tag: German

Day 18: O, du Fröliche

On the left, Diana Damrau. On the right, Anatol from Bochum who will come to your house or senior’s home and play his accordion. Today marks two years since Miss Mussel arrived in the Deutschland. Where has the time gone?…

Day 4: Es wird scho glei dumpa

Bad Tolz, from whence hails the Tölzer Knabenchor is a small town in deepest Bavaria, about 15 km from the Austrian border. If you want to indulge all your timber-housed mountain fantasies about Germany, this is place. Pilgrimage site, spa…

Day 1: Jauchzet Frohlocket, Interwebs!

“Jauchzet Frohlocket” from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Part the first Performed by: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden at Frauenkirchen, Dresden. Christian Thielemann, baton. In other words, let’s get this party started, yo. Listen to the whole Advent 2014 playlist here.

Geistliches Wiegenlied

I love classical music. I really do. But lately I’ve found it more and more difficult to keep wading through all the negativity, navel gazing and whining and remember why it is I fell in love with this stuff in…

Thomas Quasthoff Retires

Sad news today: Thomas Quasthoff has decided to retire from the concert stage for health reasons, effective immediately. Miss Mussel has not yet had the chance to hear him live and was hoping to do so in a couple of…

Trude Herr: Cabaret Genius

The OM’s foreign correspondent sends these slices of brilliance from Cologne. Trude Herr (auf Deutsch) was a hometown girl, who had a great career as a character actress in German film and as a singer on the Berlin cabaret circuit….