Robert Schumann and his love

On 12 September 1840, after six long years of waiting, one of the greatest composers Robert Schumann could finally marry the love of his life, pianist Clara Wieck. Clara was a daughter of Schumann’s music teacher, Friedrich Wieck. Schumann fell …



Weddings in Eastern Europe Exhibition Live

The virtual exhibition Weddings in Eastern Europe is now live on Europeana. You can listen to the Zanta Polka, watch a ‘bottle dance‘ and learn about local customs and ceremonies from Eastern Europe. So please, take a look and let us know …


Great recipes from renowned cookery books

Autumn has been traditionally the season of ample food brought with the harvest. Even the term harvest used to refer to the autumn season before the 16th century, and in some languages, for example German (Herbst) or Dutch (herfst), it …


Baroque Music

Baroque music – like all music – divides opinions strongly: some people enjoy its rich texture and abundant decorations while others might feel that all Baroque music sounds the same with popular chord progressions being used over and over again. …