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The Question of Death

By Justme After the recent ‘disaster’ in Japan there has been a lot of discussion and questioning. Some discussions have raised an ever re-appearing question ” Why has God allowed this disaster to happen? ” There is plenty of evidence … Continue reading

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Anguish

For our brothers & sisters in the Middle East R. Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder Cheryl Studer; G. Sinopoli Schmerzen Anguish Sonne, weinest jeden Abend Dir die schönen Augen rot, Wenn im Meeresspiegel badend Dich erreicht der frühe Tod; Doch erstehst in … Continue reading

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Come sweet hour of death

Cantata BWV 161 Komm du süße Todesstunde Come Sweet Hour of Death   Komm, du süße Todesstunde, Come, sweet hour of death, Da mein Geist when my spirit Honig speist feeds on honey Aus des Löwen Munde; from the lion’s … Continue reading

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Come, sweet death

Franz Schubert left this world when he was only 31 years old. A few months before his death, in the summer of 1828,  he composed his   final instrumental work, the String Quintett in C Major.   At the time … Continue reading

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A song of suffering

At the same time Beethoven was at the pinnacle of his creative powers, despite his deafness and failing health, another composer faced disease, poverty and death in the imperial city of Vienna: Franz Schubert (b 1797 d 1828) 1823 was … Continue reading

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The secret of death

A discourse between Justme and Michaela ‘You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil … Continue reading

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On the sofa with Amy

A conversation between Amy and Michaela M:  Hello Amy, I am here. It’s a nice and clear morning in Vienna. How are you ? A: Good morning! Happy Friday. I’m settled into bed with my laptop after another extraordinary day … Continue reading

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