Mélodrame, humour sarcastique et parodie

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Early 20th century word and tone poems from the German Music Archive of the German National Library on Youtube […]

Voyage de quatre chansons entre l’Afghanistan et l’Allemagne

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Four songs travelled forth and back between Afghanistan and Germany. And the journey goes on. […]

Bendix, le désopilant

Cet article est disponible en anglais et en allemand ci-dessous. Berlin, 1888. The 18-year-old stage carpenter and extra Otto Reutter encountered the Berlin cabaret and cabaret stage star Martin Bendix in the old American Theatre on Dresdener Strasse. Bendix had been dubbed « the hilarious » and was a Berlin original, at whose jokes allegedly « even the imperial family laughed ». […]

L’histoire mouvementée de l’hymne national autrichien

Cet article est disponible en anglais et en allemand (ci-dessous). The Austrian national holiday is on the 26th of October. On this day in 1955 Austria signed the Declaration of Neutrality. The history of Austria’s national anthem is a rather long and eventful one and starts back in the 18th century. […]

« Deutschlandlied », petite histoire de l’hymne national allemand

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Today’s German national anthem is sung to a melody by Joseph Haydn and is based on a poem published by Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben in 1841. Since 1952 only the third verse of the three-verse poem has been sung. […]

Désolé mais je ne suis pas celui que vous croyez

Cet article est disponible en anglais et en allemand ci-dessous. Faith can move mountains. If a German thinks there is a captain standing before him, then there is a captain standing before him. Most of the time, anyway. […]