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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828), was an Austrian composer, considered the last master of the Viennese Classical school and one of the earliest proponents of musical Romanticism.

Although he died at the young age of 31, he wrote some six hundred "lieder", as well as many symphonies, sonatas, string quartets and many other works. With a natural flair for melodies and lyricism, Schubert is counted among the most gifted composers of the 19th century.


Albin Egger-Lienz

Albin Egger-Lienz (* 29. Jänner 1868 in Stribach bei Lienz (Osttirol); † 4. November 1926 St. Justina bei Bozen (Südtirol))

Das Tischgebet, 1923
(Öl auf Leinwand, 136 x 188 cm)


Rock Me Amadeus

Er war ein punker
Und er lebte in der großen stadt
Es war in wien, war in vienna
Wo er alles tat
Er hatte schulden denn er trank
Doch ihn liebten alle frauen
Und jede rief:
Come and rock me amadeus

Er war superstar
Er war populär
Er war so exaltiert
Because er hatte flair
Er war ein virtuose
War ein rockidol
Und alles rief:
Come and rock me amadeus
Amadeus, amadeus...

Es war um 1780
Und es war in wien
No plastic money anymore
Die banken gegen ihn
Woher die schulden kamen
War wohl jedermann bekannt
Er war ein mann der frauen
Frauen liebten seinen punk

Er war superstar
Er war so populär
Er war zu exaltiert
Genau das war sein flair
Er war ein virtuose
War ein rockidol
und alles ruft noch heute:
Come and rock me amadeus
Amadeus, amadeus...

Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (* 27. Januar 1756 in Salzburg; † 5. Dezember 1791 in Wien)



Stéphane Grappelli - Un violon pour tout bagage

Stéphane Grappelli (January 26, 1908 – December 1, 1997) was a pioneer jazz violinist who founded the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" with Django Reinhardt. It was the first all-string jazz band.
He was born in Paris, France to Italian parents and started his musical career as a silent film pianist. He attended the Conservatoire de Paris between 1924 and 1928.
After his career with Reinhardt, he appeared on hundreds of recordings including sessions with jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, vibraphonist Gary Burton, pop singer Paul Simon, mandolin player David Grisman, rock band Pink Floyd, classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin and orchestral conductor André Previn.

In the summer of 1991, at the Jazz Festival at Juan-les-Pins, Jazz à Juan, I had the privilege to see and hear Stéphane Grappelli play. And, without exaggeration, I have to say it was one of the most marvellous concerts I’ve ever seen. First - the place it self, second – a beautiful summer night. First a “Super-group” with Didier Lockwood, Birelli Lagrene, Christian Escoude, Babick Reinhardt and others (I believe it was a Septet) – a big show on a huge stage, with lots of lights and sounds and special effects – it was great, and the audience loved it. Then a small break and afterwards – an old man and his violin, a guitar and a double bass, just one spot light and the magic of the music, nothing more and nothing less – I’ve never seen an audience that enthusiastic, that emotional, that grateful. It was truly unforgettable. Thank You, Stéphane.


Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

Eusébio, (born January 25, 1942 in Lourenço Marques [now Maputo], Mozambique) nicknamed "The Black Pearl" and "The Black Panther", is a Portuguese football icon. He is considered to be one of the best of his time and is unarguably one of the all-time great players. His trademarks were his speed (he was the under-19 Portuguese champion of 400, 200 and 100 m races), quick dribble and a fierce, tremendously accurate right-footed strike.
1961: Portuguese Championship, World Club Cup runner-up
1962: European Cup, Portuguese Cup, World Club Cup runner-up
1963: Portuguese Championship, European Cup runner-up
1964: Portuguese Championship, Portuguese Cup
1965: Portuguese Championship, European Cup runner-up, European Footballer of the Year
1966: World Cup 3rd place
1967: Portuguese Championship
1968: Portuguese Championship
1969: Portuguese Championship and Cup
1970: Portuguese Cup
1971: Portuguese Championship
1972: Portuguese Championship, Portuguese Cup
1973: Portuguese Championship
1974: Portuguese Championship
1976: Mexican Championship
1976: NASL Championship

Despite being retired, Eusébio is often found among the Portuguese national team where the players see him as a sort of inspiration and source of moral support.

Parabéns, Eusébio!

Chega De Saudade

Antonio Carlos Jobim (born Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist and is perhaps the greatest legend of bossa nova. Jobim's compositions, many performed by João Gilberto, gave birth to the genre in the early 1960s. Jobim's breakthrough outside Brazil occurred in 1962 when Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd discovered a surprise hit with his tune "Desafinado", and later that year, he and several other Brazilian musicians were invited to participate in a Carnegie Hall showcase. Countless artists have covered Jobim compositions like "The Girl From Ipanema", "Desafinado", "Chega De Saudade", "One Note Samba", "Corcovado", "Insensatez", "Triste", "A Felicidade", "Wave", "Águas De Março" and many others.

Tom Jobim


Southern Comfort

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock singer and occasional songwriter with a very distinctive voice. Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971.


Geburt des Wiener Kaffeehauses

17.01.1685: Johannes Diodato erhält als erster ein kaiserliches Privileg für den öffentlichen Ausschank von Kaffee.

Wiener Kaffeehaus
Viennese café


Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a Baptist minister and political activist who was the most famous leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. King won the Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom before being assassinated in 1968. For his promotion of non-violence and racial equality, King is considered a peacemaker and martyr by many people around the world. Martin Luther King Day was established in his honor.


Time in a Bottle

Jim Croce
[James Joseph Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973)]

Jim Croce began playing music in college, finally signing to ABC Records in 1972, releasing "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" and "Life & Times" that year. Jim Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, only days before releasing the third ABC album, "I Got a Name". The plane crashed after the pilot reportedly suffered a massive heart attack in mid-air.

Jim Croce


A Mocho Hand

...once again Mocho will play his tricks...

Justiça Social



O inverno deve ser com neve. Inverno tem que ser com neve. A neve é o que justifica a existência do próprio inverno! A existência do frio! Pois a beleza da paisagem e as alegrias que a neve nós proporciona fazem esquecer toda a dureza da vida nesta estação do ano.


...estava tão pouca neve, que até dava para tomar banho nela de corpo inteiro! E alguém até tirou uma foto ao abominável homem das neves!

Leise rieselt der Schnee...

There was very little snow in Carinthia this year. Very little. During the time I spent there it only had been snowing three days in a row, then the sun came out for almost two days, after which it started snowing again for another to days without stopping...
Here's some evidence:

This was (once again) our favorite place to stop for a snack during a day of skiing.

Descubra as diferenças:

No dia 16 de Dezembro, no expectativa de umas boas férias e de uma semana de esqui numa excelente estância de esqui, tinha publicado aqui esta fotografia de um anúncio publicitário desta mesma estância de esqui.

Aqui vai uma foto tirada por mim, num lindo dia de sol, após vários dias a nevar. Condições perfeitas para a prática do esqui, para admirar a vista, para desfrutar de uma bebida e para apanhar um pouco de sol.



Ano novo, Vida nova!