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BuJazzO – Maria Baptist is fascinated by big cities.

11 Aug

http://archiv2.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/archiv/festivals2011/07_jazzfest11/jazz11_programm/jazz11_programmlistedetailseite_27753.php

“The BuJazzO, Germany’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, sponsors qualified and talented young jazz musicians in Germany. The current concert repertoire is rehearsed with changing line-ups in working modules that take the form of an intensive musical training in a professional master course atmosphere. The artistic directorship of rehearsals and stage work alternates and is performed by renowned artists. The working modules are followed by guest performances at home and abroad, where the results are presented to an international audience.

To encourage high qualified young female musicians BuJazzO has put a focus on women as conductors and instructors, starting with pianist Maria Baptist, composer/arranger and professor at the Berlin Music Conservatory ‘Hanns Eisler’. She has been conducting the 47th working phase of BuJazzO in March 2011.

Maria Baptist is fascinated by big cities. Together with BuJazzO she presents the programme City Grooves. It reflects the different moods and the mutability of a big city. Powerful energetic music alternates with concertante moments.”

“Her music is a gift, infused with all the creativity, power,  . . . ”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Baptist

“Maria Baptist was born in 1971 in East Berlin in a very musical family. Her grandfather was an orchestra musician and composer, her father himself is a pianist. Maria discovered very early her fascination for music and at the age of six she began playing the piano. At the age of eleven she composed her first pieces. Maria developed her desire to become a classical concert pianist. At the age of fifteen Maria listened to recordings of Dave Brubeck and Keith Jarrett and discovered for the first time the world of jazz and improvisation. Impressed by the musical expression, Maria felt that she had to continue on this path. She began studying piano at the music university in Berlin and won her first international piano competitions on improvisation. During this period, the Berlin Wall fell, which meant a great personal change in Maria’s life. She took the opportunity to move to New York. Here Maria experienced the freedom, space and magic, which opened up whole new musical worlds to her. Maria’s artistic work was significantly influenced and inspired by the tremendous creativity, energy, living will, the strength and melancholy of the metropolis. . . . .  ”

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Uta’s Diary, January 2017

24 Jan

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We like to have lemon/ginger tea in the morning.  A few days ago we went outside for our morning tea. The pot in the middle of the above picture is Peter’s pot for his drinking water. He has to drink each day a minimum of two litres of water to cleanse his bladder!

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The dog on this pot is “The Dog on the Tucker Box”

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The skin on the peach came off easily. This peach was deliciously juicy.

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It was not a very hot morning. So I stayed a bit longer outside after Peter had gone back inside, putting my feet up!

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Some hot chillies did survive a number of very hot days quite well.

We had a lot of tomatoes growing. We very much liked the taste of them. Now there are only a few left.

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Last Sunday afternoon we listened to some beautiful music:

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It was the Europa Konzert der Berliner Philharmoniker from the year 2000. Among other things they played Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Wonderful!

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On that Sunday we had also gone out for lunch. We went to have lunch in the Illawarra Yacht Club at Lake Heights.

https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=yacht+club+lake+heights

 

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The parking area was quite full but we found a good spot.

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View from where we parked our car

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There was a bit of a misty view across the lake.

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We had a look at the MENU.

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Peter chose Fettuccini with some ham and I had Fettuccini with lots of olive oil, tomatoes, asparagus, feta cheese and pine nuts. Tasted very good. However the servings were very large servings: All together a bit too much for us!

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In this box Peter keeps 25 Europa Konzerte by the Berlin Philharmonikers!

We also listened to another concert  from the year 2001 from Istanbul:

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This was a live concert from the Hagia Irene Church in Istanbul.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Irene

On another day,  Peter and I had a few games of Rummy Cub, and while playing, we listened to some CDs with MUSIC BY GLENN MILLER !

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Uta’s Diary, 6th November 2014

6 Nov

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I found these two posters in my media library. They are from 2013.
My thoughts today are still very much with everything about yesterday’s Memorial Service for Gough Whitlam. Gough was 98 when he died.
He had chosen the music and I think also the speakers for this service. He could not have chosen any better. The music was the best and so were the speakera.

The service concludes with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir and Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem by Hubert Parry

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/live-gough-whitlam-farewelled-at-state-memorial-service-20141105-3jmf6.html#ixzz3IEgVvfJ5

Handel’s MESSIAH

4 Dec

Yesterday,  Handel’s MESSIAH was performed in the Wollongong Town Hall.  We went there with Caroline and Matthew. The Soprano was Siobhan Patrick, Caroline’s friend, who has been performing professionally for 20 years.

Peter is not religious. But he loves music like this. The text to the music is taken from the bible. It starts with:

THE PEOPLE OF GOD AWAIT THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH, THE REDEEMER IS BORN, CHRIST BEGINS HIS MINISTRY

In Part 2 comes:

CHRIST SUFFERS FOR HIS PEOPLE

I felt weepy when they sang:

He was despised (Alto) . . . .

All that see him laugh him to scorn (Tenor)

Later on:

THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED,  DISCORD ENSUES,  BUT THE LORD GOD REIGNS OVER ALL

The Soprano sang in a very lovely voice: How beautiful are the feet of those . . . .

Then the Bass: Why do the nations so furiously rage together?

And after that the Hallelujah Chorus

Part 3  . . . . THE FAITHFUL SING PRAISE TO THE REDEEMER

I know that my redeemer liveth – Soprano

Since by man came death – Chorus

Behold, I tell you a mystery – Bass

The trumpet shall sound – Bass

Then shall be brought to pass – Alto

O death, where is thy sting? – Alto and Tenor

If God be for us – Soprano

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. Amen – Chorus

 

It was a truely memorable performance!