Sunday riddle: december 2011

The song was composed after a poem by Heinrich A. H. von Fallersleben and an English melody from the 19th century "Merry Christmas everywhere".

Christmas tree in Nagold
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The Vienna Boys ‘Choir is a boys’ choir from Vienna that follows the tradition of the Hofsängerknaben, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. The task of the originally 14–20 boys was the musical arrangement of the Holy Mass. Today, the world’s most famous boys’ choir gives around 300 concerts a year worldwide.

José Fe liciano (born September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer and guitarist. He is one of the few singers who have been successful in both Spanish music and English rock and roll. In 1987 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The piece “Daughter Zion, reue dich”, known in Germany as Advent song, with only sixteen different bars, is based on choral movements from Georg Friedrich Hands, rewritten by Friedrich Heinrich Ranke (1798–1876) as oratorios “Judas Maccabäus” and “Joshua”.

A Mange (French manège: "riding school") is usually the location of a circus performance today. The ring is round. In contrast to a peep box stage with an auditorium, the spectators sit in a kind of amphitheater on the Gradin around the arena. For the access of artists and animals there is the so-called door, above which there is usually space for a circus orchestra. In the early circus buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries, the parquet was used as a ring, and the stage was available for painted backdrops.

Every week, John Hendrik came to the living room of a large audience in West and East via RIAS Berlin: as head of the jazz show »Club 18«, as moderator at »2. Breakfast «and as a singer. His song about the red-nosed reindeer Rudolf has long been a "cult song" in the Christmas season.

24.12.2011 – HAPPY PARTY

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December 18, 2011 – WISH

"Tomorrow comes Santa Claus" is a German Christmas carol, the text of which Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798–1874) wrote around 1840. The melody comes from the French song Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman (proven since approx. 1761), which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart used as the basis of his piano variations Köchelverzeichnis 265. Also serious von Dohnányi’s Variations on a Children’s Song for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 25, this tune vary.

The history of the Dresden Cross Choir spans well over seven centuries, making it one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Germany and Europe. The Dresden Kreuzchor today has around 150 crucians – as the choir members are called – between the ages of 9 and 19, who play as a mixed-voiced boys’ choir (S / A / T / B).

Capricorn and Aquarius
(Book illustration of the
15th century)
Source: Wikipedia

Barbra Streisa nd (born April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York; actually Barbara Joan Streisand) is an American musician and filmmaker. Streisand, who started as a musical actress, is one of the most commercially and artistically successful singers in the history of the modern entertainment industry with over 140 million albums sold worldwide.

The zodiac sign Capricorn (Greek αἰγοκερεύς Aigokereus, Latin Capricornus) corresponds to the tenth section of the zodiac from 270 ° to 300 ° ecliptical in length from the spring point. The Sun is in this symbol on average between December 22 and January 20. Due to the migration of the spring point, the zodiac sign Capricorn no longer corresponds to the constellation Capricorn. In the Capricorn constellation, the sun is roughly between January 20 and February 16.

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945 in Surrey, England; nickname: Slowhand) is an English blues and rock guitarist. He is a multiple Grammy winner and a triple member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton has been instrumental in the development of blues rock since the 1960s and is considered one of the most important guitarists.

Kurt Noack (born February 13, 1895, † January 1, 1945) was a German composer. His works are attributed to salon and light music. His play is best known " Heinzelmann’s guard parade" op. 5 D major (1912), of which numerous arrangements for various instrumentation are still in circulation.

12/11/2011 – LANTERN

Broadcast 2.316

Lantern in Rheinberg
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Leroy Anderson (born June 29, 1908 in Cambr >littenfahrt) developed over the course of time into an instrumental Christmas piece, although it was actually intended to depict a journey through a winter landscape in sound.

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh (Schottl and), † December 3, 1894 in Vailima, near Apia, Samoa) was a Scottish writer of the Victorian era. Stevenson, who suffered from tuberculosis, was only 44 years old; however, he left an extensive work of travel narratives, adventure literature and historical novels, as well as poetry and essays. The youth book classic “The Treasure Island” and the show novelty “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ”, which is dedicated to the phenomenon of personality split and can be read as a psychological horror novel. A number of his novels are still popular today and some have been filmed.

"The Vet ter from Dingsda" is an operetta in three acts by the German composer Eduard Künneke (1885-1953); his most successful piece by far. The libretto comes from Herman Haller and Fritz Oliven. The premiere took place on April 15, 1921 in the Berlin Theater on Nollendorfplatz.

Pippi Langst rumpf (Pippi Långstrump) is the central figure in a Swedish children’s book series by Astrid Lindgren and various processes based on it.

Harald Juh nke (born June 10, 1929 in what was then Berlin’s Wedding district (today the Gesundbrunnen district); † April 1, 2005 in Rüdersdorf near Berlin; actually Harry Heinz Herbert Juhnke) was a German actor, singer, entertainer and showmaster. It was one of the last great Berlin originals. He made headlines for many years, also due to his alcoholism.

"Moonlight S erenade" (German: Mondschein-Serenade) is an American song from the music popular at the time, composed by the jazz musician Glenn Miller. The lyrics, written by Mitchell Parish, were added later. The song was released in 1939 under the Bluebird Records label and is about a person who sings in the moonlight about the longing for his loved one.

04.12.2011 – ALMOND

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Johann Schra mmel (born May 22, 1850 in Neulerchenfeld (Vienna), † June 17, 1893 in Vienna) was an Austrian composer and musician. His most famous piece, the march "Vienna remains Vienna", was printed by many European publishers before the foundation of GEMA or AKM and is still very popular today, perhaps because of the ridiculous texts – a hit in the truest sense of the word.

Franz Liszt, in Hungarian Liszt Ferencz, (born October 22, 1811 in Ra >ayreuth), was a composer, conductor and one of the most prominent piano virtuosi of the 19th century. Liszt has composed in many different styles and genres. With his main works, he becomes the "German school" numbered among.

roasted almonds
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Gilbert O’Sullivan (born December 1, 1946 as Raymond Edward O’Sullivan in Waterford, Ireland) is a songwriter and singer who was particularly successful in the early 1970s. His biggest hits were "Alone Again" (Naturally), "Clair" and "Get Down".

"One night in Venice" is a comic operetta in three acts by Johann Strauß. The libretto was written by Friedrich Zell and Richard Genée. The premiere took place on October 3, 1883 in the New Friedrich Wilhelm City Theater in Berlin.

Franz Groth e (born September 17, 1908 in Berlin, † September 12, 1982 in Cologne; full name Franz Johannes August Grothe) was one of the most popular German composers and conductors of the 20th century. Since the beginning of the sound film, he has been particularly close to film music, for which he composed many melodies and hits (e.g. "The night comes very quietly" or "Calendar").

Irving Berlin (born May 11, 1888, † September 22, 1989 in New York) was an American composer of Russian origin who was born the son of a Jewish cantor. With the song "A lexander’s Ragtime Band" he achieved world fame.

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