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07/30/2020
Table of contents
07/29/2020
Introduction
07/29/2020
54 The great symbolic connections
Cosmos - Music - Theology: What remains hidden for separated disciplines.
07/28/2020
53 A first official appreciation?
The Swiss National Library includes this page in Switzerland's web archive.
03/24/2020
52 About the struggle of science for freedom of thought
Resistance from outside and in own ranks
01/23/2020
51 Undiminished topicality: WEF Davos 2020
01/12/2020
50 Media and educational institutions go astray
Appeal to responsibility
01/09/2020
49 IN MEMORIAM EMIL OLBRICH
11/06/2019
48 On the index of society
On the rejection of theological content in the Western sound system
09/29/2019
47 Reply to no answer
Reminder letter to numerous culture editorial offices in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
07/05/2019
46 Education Directorate Zurich makes a categorical decision
Music teachers should decide on the inclusion of the theological content of the theory of harmony
12/28/2018
45 The creed of Johann Sebastian Bach in picture and sound
New insight in the art of the fugue
09/09/2018
44 Conclusio
on the Christian symbolism of Western harmony
08/14/2018
43 The Christian-medieval world view and its methodological shortcomings
08/01/2018
42 How much Christian symbolism can it be?
07/27/2018
41 What became of the Christian symbolism of Western harmony?
07/22/2018
40 On the effect of Christian symbolism in Western music
06/13/2018
39 The true story of Western music
05/27/2018
38 Is music going to be banned now?
A contribution to the discussion on the acceptance of religious symbols in classrooms
05/11/2018
37 Symbols
Mirrors of man
12/01/2017
36 What you might not want to tell ...
... your music-loving children
11/13/2017
35 How the octave got its name
Notes on the presentation of the same title
08/18/2017
34 The rediscovery of a world cultural heritage
Close to touch and yet far away!
06/17/2017
33 Strategy versus wisdom:
Basics about dealing with the world
05/06/2017
32 A concept at the abyss:
Leading culture
07/05/2016
31 Autonomy versus synergy:
The brexit
07/04/2016
30 Papal confession
Commentary on Benedict XVI's speech on occidental music
10/28/2015
29 Interdisciplinary cooperation:
Secret code of music decrypted.
10/27/2015
28 On academic disregard for European cultural heritage
08/03/2015
27 What architecture has to do with music.
An intense pleading for interdisciplinary work.
07/20/2015
26 Commitment to dialogue
07/04/2015
25 Benedict XVI about Western music
Thanks words of Benedict XVI on the occasion of receiving the honorary doctorate from the Pontifical University of…
12/21/2014
21 John Henry van der Meer
12/20/2014
16 Museum meets Management
The Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg went through far-reaching changes in the time before 2000.
12/16/2014
12 The conservation of cultural heritage did not begin with musical instruments.
Rather, the principles were formulated in the field of architecture.
12/15/2014
13 Put to the point with a pencil. Basics of scientific work.
12/15/2014
20 A portrait of Rameau
Here the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau appears in the Elysium of his own composition Castor and Pollux. Detail from…
11/14/2014
7 Magical instruments paintings
Diana and Actaeon, painted by Hendrick van Balen (figures) and Jan Tilens (landscape).
10/15/2014
15 The ladies instrument
Jan Vermeer, Lady standing at a virginal, National Gallery, London
07/18/2013
24 Preface to the first edition
Monsignor Vincenzo de Gregorio, Preside of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, wrote the preface to the…
12/19/2012
23 Patient support
In its capacity as custodian of the collection of musical instruments at the Royal College of Music in London, Jenny…
10/30/2012
10 Stage in Paris
Florence Getreau I owe access to the main testimonies of European Art at the Musée instrumental du Conservatoire…
10/14/2012
19 First shooting for the cultural history of keyboard instruments
Cameraman Björn Detre in front of the golden harpsichord by Michele Todini at the Metropolitan Museum New York.
10/01/2012
18 Special thanks to Laurence Libin
Curators of musical instrument collections have a special access to documents of the historic piano-heritage and…
03/18/2011
2 Hundred years of professional experience
Emil Olbrich (left) and Josef Meingast at the Music-fair in Frankfurt.
06/12/2010
11 Historic preservation activities concerning instruments: The engagement against the destruction of cultural heritage in crafts.
06/12/2010
22 Publication in honor of Grant O'Brien
To celebrate his 70th birthday Grant O'Brien hosted a concert for 2 harpsichords in the Chiesa del SSCrocifisso of…
03/01/2000
17 Dutch, especially Flemish masters
are the specialty of Dr. Ursula Härting, who completed her dissertation in 1983 on Frans Francken d. J. (1581-1642)…
12/25/1999
9 He never came with a wheelbarrow in the lecture ...
12/21/1999
8 Folklore is a science with interdisciplinary profile:
09/20/1996
6 Stage in Edinburgh. A tribute to John Barnes.
11/22/1995
4 "Prof. Robert Suckale is a rousing teacher ...
students learn from him the respect for the original, which questions one has to ask on site and how to reveal one…
02/01/1995
14 To support a study in tension between two arts,
01/01/1989
5 Searching for clues in Antwerp
As a starting point to explore the cultural history of keyboard instruments, no city in the world is more suitable…
01/01/1989
3 After work, it was exciting ...
as Dr. Hubert Henkel (* 1937- † 2013) examined a harpsichord which was converted into a fortepiano in the Neupert…
01/01/1980
1 A book with consequences
In 1955, Franz Josef Hirt (*1899 Lucerne - †1985 Bern) published his book: "Meisterwerke des Klavierbaus"…