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Sunday, January 02, 2005

New Year's Concert

When you live far away from home traditions and familiar things become even more important, I think.

What brought these thoughts to my mind ? Thinking about Austrian New Year's traditions and remembering past New Year's and familiar things.

New Year's in Austria is always accompanied by the showing of Johann Strauss' operette (a more light-hearted kind of opera) "Die Fledermaus". And every New Year's Day Vienna has its famous New Year's Day Concert. To listen to a sample from the Fledermaus click here. To listen to a sample from the New Year's concert click here.

Sometimes I miss all the culture. I know the US has a lot of culture too - it's just different. Not sure how to describe it I guess.   

On a more light-hearted note I am very excited about our upcoming trip to New Orleans. I still have to pack tonight, then one more day at work tomorrow and after that it's off to New Orleans. Can't wait ! :)

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Posted by: cassie-b | Jan 2, 2005 6:07:54 PM

I memorized that aria-"Chacun a son gout"-from "Die Fledermaus" a few years ago. This brought back quite a few pleasant memories. Who doesn't love Prince Orlofsky? Thanks Hanna!

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 3, 2005 2:04:41 AM

They show the new years day concert from Vienna here in the UK, i managed to catch some of it. I thought how much i would love to be able to go, until i found out how much even the cheapest ticket was!

Die Fldermaus was also shown - but have never managed to see it yet!! i always realise its on half way through - no good at all!

Posted by: jo | Jan 3, 2005 7:13:55 AM

Wow! I forgot about that musical! Did Mike ever tell you that on New Year's Eve, our parents would go out & Nanny would watch us & she always watched Die Fledermaus on TV? He may not remember. She would get us chips & dip & caviar LOL

Posted by: Kristina | Jan 12, 2005 12:18:17 PM

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