See Schoenberg’s Early Masterpiece “Verklärte Nacht” in Concert in Los Angeles

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Arnold Schoenberg, the 20th-Century Austrian composer known for inventing the Twelve-tone technique (Zwölftontechnik), wrote some wonderful pieces in his early years that follow the tonal structure of late romantic works, reminiscent of Richard Strauss’ and Richard Wagner’s music . One of these early pieces, and in fact one of Schoenberg’s earliest important work, …

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German Language Immersion in the Summer – German Summer Camps In California

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Spring has just started and we are already talking summer! In fact now is the perfect time to think about a camp that your child will not only enjoy but that will help him/her strengthen his German language skills during summer! Growing up in a multilingual family offers many advantages, but often …

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Fasching, Fastnacht, Carnival – Helau!

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Are you ready for the last days of Fasching? Yes, the Carnival or ‘närrische Zeit’ of the year as some name it is coming to an end. The last week of Fasching, the actual ‘Fastnachtswoche’,  is starting this today with the Weiberfastnacht culminating in Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) and  Faschings-Dienstag (also called Veilchendienstag) before Ash Wednesday calls an end to …

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In the Mood for German Cinema? October is German Film Festival Time in California

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Friends of German Cinema will be given a treat in the month of October. It’s German Film Fest Time! Up and down the coast one can indulge in the latest movies from Germany.  While the San Francisco Festival ” Berlin & Beyond” will have its last ‘movie day’ on October 4th (today), …

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Get a College Education for Free – Study in Germany

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If you have a high school student in your family you are sooner or later confronted with the topic  “What about College?” As a good parent you attend all the informational meetings at your student’s high school and get acquainted with all the special steps that will finally lead into …

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Geha Versus Pelikan – Show Me Your Fountain Pen and I Tell You Who You Are

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Remember those times? The times when the pen you wrote with in class had an impact on your image and sometimes even determined which group you belonged to? Geha versus Pelikan! Times long past I realized not too long ago. The company Geha doesn’t exist anymore! I recently found out …

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It’s Time for School – German Preschools in California

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As my older son is preparing to go back to university and all of us are getting ready for our last trip this summer to drop him off in northern California, I realize another summer has come to an end! It’s ‘Back to School‘ for so many children in California! …

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