…. so WELCOME 2017 !!!!
Sorry that I slept in for nearly one hour, didn’t wake up until 11.45am!!! But I promise to make it up to you.
As always I finished off the old year with delighting myself a big bowl of ice cream as I watch the fireworks and after that I crawled up in bed and watch a movie … crime TV movie from 1999. It was okay.
For many years now I have always started a new year with the most calorie rich breakfast (American pancakes, grilled bacon, grilled asparagus, hollandaise sauce and poached egg drizzled with maple syrup) and two glasses of champagne while I enjoy New Year Concert from Vienna, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in beautiful Vienna Musikverein. I was seating myself in front of the TV about 1 hour late, with my breakfast and champagne. It started 11.15am.
This concert is now broadcast to over 90 countries around the world.
This year their conductor is the youngest ever, only 36 years old … Gustavo Dudamel, born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 1981. They provided us viewers around the world with music from Franz Lehár, Émile, Johann Strauss, Jr., Josef Strauss, Franz von Suppé, Carl Michael Ziehrer, Otto Nicolai and Johann Strauss Sr.
Also this year the waltz of all waltzes becomes 150 year – An Der Schönen Blauen Donau, Op.314 (Strauss Jr., Johann) 1866 – the piece of music that made Johann Strauss Jr famous and his father wasn’t too keen on it that his son suddenly took the center music stage in Vienna.
One and a half hour of pure delight of beautiful music and wonderful ballet – Großer dank Vienna!
As they say in Vienna – Prosit Neujahr!!!!!
Time to clear up the mess in the kitchen! The reality of 2017 has landed.
“Today is the first blank page
of a 365-page book.
Write a good one.”
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