Biographies

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger For many years I have been fascinated by the paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker. The touching figures, the earthy colors, the direct gaze that fixes you out of many...

A heart for Porto

A heart for Porto       by Maria Pussig The following story is - in the truest sense of the word - a matter of the heart and is certainly one of the most bizarre incidents in the history of Portugal and the city of Porto. Nevertheless, not many people...

Maria Karolina – the Italian Maria Theresa

Maria Karolinaby Julia MeisterMaria Karolina - the Italian Maria TheresaIt is well known that Maria Theresa liked to bring her daughters to men as profitably as possible in order to consolidate alliances and underpin alliances through marriage. This process was seldom...

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Siegfried was born in Oberndorf am Neckar in 1877 as one of 12 children of the Karg family. Even the little three-year-old boy displayed an almost morbid enthusiasm for bells and could be kept busy for hours with numbers and arithmetic problems …

A heart for Porto

A heart for Porto

A heart for Porto       by Maria Pussig The following story is - in the truest sense of the word - a...

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert by Anja WeinbergerSigfrid Karg-Elert - one of the great "forgotten" composersSiegfried was born in...