Saturday, May 21, 2011

Life-Ball 2011 in Vienna with Bill Clinton, Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields,.....

Tonight Europe´s biggest HIV/Aids-fundraiser event will take place in Vienna.

Here you´ll find other videos of that event.

Celebrating the joy of life and the diversity of cultures, Life Ball unites the Viennese ball tradition with opulence, extravagance, glamour, provocation, fancy performances, committed speeches as well as emotional moments.(Life-ball 2011)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Although I don´t have much time,

I couldn´t resist posting other clips from the great opening ceremony (Wiener Festwochen)-
I had to do it and I know, some of you love music as I do- so here the most famous church song of Austria ( and other German speaking countries)- Schubert´s Heilig (holy)
sang from many choirs in the Abbey Church at the Stift Melk in Lower Austria--Cultural World Heritage
the beauty of the architecture is worth watching the clip as well;)

 Have a great week;)

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Music is so relaxing and distracting--therefore and because of the opening of the Wiener Festwochen (a culural high seaason in Austria) I post so many music videos these days;)
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Here I found one gospel from the opening ceremony 2 days ago:
Lay your hand in his!

and here Austria´s participant of the European song contest-Nadine and the winner country

enjoy your Sunday and listen to some music;)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Interested in great music- just listen to these singers and enjoy!

Back from the BBQ I have to share yesterday´s great music of the
Wiener Festwochen-part 2 opening ceremony


Carmina Burana-Orff O Fortuna

Not classical but cool;)
Do you like Chilli con Carne? Listen!

Here an interesting interpretation of a children song and below the original song

Here the children song:

Mozart´s Zauberflöte

Austria Sings! Opening Ceremony Of Wiener Festwochen

In Vienna’s “Rathausplatz” (City Hall Square) and three other locations across the country, numerous Austrian choirs sang together yesterday, performing the “Ode to Joy” among other compositions. From these ensembles, the competition “Österreich singt” (Austrian Sings), which is organised by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF in co-operation with Wiener Festwochen and the Austrian Choral Association, selected the best of the best – and hence, those who will participate in the live inauguration event.(www.festwochen.at)

A cool event--and many friends and family-members watched the ceremony and sang together with "the rest of the country"--including me;))

Here some impressions, the first I found on youtube this morning. Maybe I´ll post some others later but I have to get prepared for a BBQ--positive stress;)

Enjoy your free time and listen to these fab choirs and realize the beautiful architecture--the City Hall and the Burgtheater behind the conductor!!!
And join the singing, you´ll find the text- Classical Karaoke:)
Let´s sing!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Rose


The rose- Bette Middler

I wish you all a relaxing and wonderful weekend;)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Just a short post in between--lot of work to do, so I have no time for real writing. The last week and the following ones will be another challenge. Sometimes the job dominates private life. Although I cannot stand that situation, I have to deal with it. But getting up at 5.45am after a 6 hours sleep---horrible for me.
Well, many things you cannot change in life, they have to be accepted.
But I´m learning that I have to find ways to relax myself a bit and cool down after hard days.
Health comes first. Cool quote but not always easy to follow that rule.
Could do some workout, no time for that ;(
Just some music---hmm
I love that we can watch performances of the Metropolitan Opera live in cinemas here;)

One of my favorite operas-Bizet´s Carmen-cools you down when you sing along--bit exhausting;) and better than a workout today!

Enjoy your day and don´t let your job dominate you;) Lol

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Schönbrunn- on World Cultural Heritage List

Last week I went through the park of Schönbrunn- a cultural jewel of Vienna.  I have never seen so much wild garlic in the city before! I love it;) You can cook soup, make a "strudel", eat it with potatoes, make a spread, and so on .....it´s healthy as well. Although the smell is a bit- let´s say-needs getting used to.
Enjoy your virtual walk through Schönbrunn- and have a great day.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother´s Day;)


A Mother...

 When you're a child she walks before you,

To set an example.

When you're a teenager she walks behind you

To be there should you need her.

When you're an adult she walks beside you

So that as two friends you can enjoy life together..




Happy weekend!