Das internationale und preisgekrönte Ensemble Philharmonix zeigt in seinem Album ´´Vol. 1´´, das bei der Deutschen Grammophon erscheint, eine Vielfalt an Genres auf. Sowohl der ungarische Tanz von Johannes Brahms als auch Queens Bohemian Rhapsody gehören zum breiten Repertoire der Gruppe und erhalten durch Elemente des Jazz, Latin und Pop einen atemberaubenden, neuen Schwung, der ebenso Live mit viel Humor und Leidenschaft zu spüren ist. Bereits ihre vorigen Alben, ´´Oblivion und ´´Fascination Dance haben bewiesen über welchen Abwechslungsreichtum die Gruppe verfügt. Dies werden sie nun einmal mehr auf ihrer Tour durch Asien, USA, Österreich und Deutschland demonstrieren.
Peter Rigaud, in Wien und Berlin lebender Fotokünstler, porträtiert sein Wien - eine Liebeserklärung mit der Kamera: ´´Meine Fotoauswahl weist - so hoffe ich - auch einige Ecken und Kanten auf. Oder wie Clarissa Stadler in ihrem Essay im Buch schreibt: ,Alle Klischees, die es über Wien gibt, stimmen nicht nur, sondern werden von ihren Bewohnern und Neo-Bewohnern lustvoll bis zur Karikatur »herunterkultiviert«´.´´ So bietet der zweisprachige (deutsch & englisch) Fotoessay überraschende Einblicke sowohl für Menschen, die glauben, Wien schon zu kennen, als auch für absolute Wien-Beginner. Clarissa Stadler, Bert Gamerschlag und Michael Frank haben Kurzessays über einige der vielen Facetten der Stadt beigesteuert. Stadler erzählt von ihren Nachbarn - ausgerechnet Deutsche-, Gamerschlag lässt sich Maßschuhe anfertigen und Frank streift durch Neubau, Mariahilf und die Josefstadt.
Here is the first uncensored and intimate account of Germany in the Second World War. Here is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent, in which he tells the things he saw and experienced during the seven terrible years in which Hitler rose to power and conquered most of the continent. Millions of Americans who listened to William L. Shirer´s remarkable broadcasts from Berlin and other European cities can read the things that couldn´t be said through censored microphones. Nowadays, the name of William L. Shirer is virtually a household word among those interested in the study of his era. This is because of the publication in 1960 of his authoritative masterpiece, ´´The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich´´. Shirer had been virtually the only correspondent able to report on the startling events which occurred during the period 1934 to 1940, with the rise to power and eventual domination by Adolph Hitler. Shirer had been near to Hitler during this period and he almost alone was able to report first hand on the startling events of that period. Shirer was the only Western Correspondent in Vienna on March 11, 1938 when the German Troops marched in and took over Austria. Shirer alone was the one who reported the surrender by France to Germany on June 22, 1940, even before the Germans reported it. During this entire time, Shirer kept a diary, a record of events many of which could not be publicly reported because of censorship by the Germans. In December 1940, Shirer learned that the Germans were building a case against him for espionage, which was punishable by death. Shirer did the right thing: He escaped and fortunately was able to take most of his diary with him.
Im Anschluss an die city guides vienna und hong kong, bekommt nun Berlin eine eigene Hommage in Form von tausenden analogen Schnappschüssen und LomoLocations. 51 Lomographen streunten monatelang durch Berlin, immer auf der Suche nach dem wildesten Ort, der saftigsten Currywurst, dem vertrauenswürdigsten Hundesalon, dem günstigsten Flohmarkt, um die besten 262 City Tipps auf 336 Seiten zu bündeln. Der Guide informiert auf Englisch und Deutsch über die verrücktesten Orte und sehenswertesten Plätze der einzigartigen Metropole. Wer Berlin mag, wird den lomography city guide - berlin lieben und das Haus nie wieder ohne ihn verlassen - garantiert!
For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly degenerated as invasions of both France and Serbia ended in catastrophe. This book shows the history of the Great War and the major events from the perspective of Berlin and Vienna.
´´The Sleepwalkers´´ reveals in gripping detail how this crisis unfolded. Drawing on fresh sources, it traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade.
A story of the twentieth century traced through the various possible lives of one woman. Moving through pre-war Vienna and Stalin´s Moscow to present-day Berlin, Jenny Erpenbeck homes in on the moments when life follows a particular branch and ´fate´ suddenly emerges from the sly interplay between history, character and pure chance.
Some individuals strikingly resemble the art they are viewing, and Stefan Draschan has developed a special perspective of these picturesque correspondences. While strolling through the museums of Europe, Draschan captured similarities between the works of art and the people looking at them, noticing similar colors, patterns, hairdos, or physical posture. The artist has created astonishing visual moments that can be comic, poetic, surprising, but never contrived. The series, which he began working on in 2015, initially started with photo competitions by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the magazine art-Das Kunstmagazin. It immediately took off on the Internet, where the international communities on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram have liked and shared his photographs millions of times. Exhibitions followed, and now the latest pictures from the series are being published in a light-hearted gift book. Stefan Draschan is a photographer, bicycle activist, and flaneur. Born in Austria in 1979, he commutes between Vienna, Berlin, Naples, and Paris. Besides the series People Matching Artworks, he has published other successful blogs on photo series, such as People Sleeping in Museums, People Touching Artworks and Cars Matching Homes.
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig, born to an affluent Jewish family in Vienna, had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies became instant bestsellers, and his cultural patronage, his generosity, and his literary connections, were legendary. In 1934, following Hitler´s rise to power, Zweig left Vienna for England, then New York, and, finally, Petrópolis, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. With the destruction of the cultural milieu of pre-Nazi Europe, Zweig´s life in exile became increasingly isolated. In 1942 he and his wife, Lotte Altmann, were found dead. They had committed suicide, just after Zweig had completed his famous autobiography, The World of Yesterday. The Impossible Exile tells the mesmerizing and tragic story of Zweig´s extraordinary rise and fall, the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the alienation of the refugees forced into exile. Zweig embodied and witnessed the end of an era: the great Central European civilization of Vienna and Berlin.