Just another Saturday
morning in Vienna
a second cup of coffee, and the
marching by, playing a tune
right out of history books,
the first chapter - "Vienna, 1913-1914" -
of William Boyd's novel "Waiting for Sunrise"
-> History of the Hoch- und Deutschmeister:
"In 1696 Franz-Ludwig, Count Palatine of the Rhein, Duke of Neuberg, authorized the "Hoch- und Teutschmeister" regiment .... This is considered to be the formal birth of the Hoch- und Deutschmeister line, possibly the proudest name in Imperial Austria's military history."
-> Website of the Hoch- und Deutschmeister Orchestra
-> Pas Grand-Chose: Karen's review of Boyd's "Waiting for Sunrise"
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