PRESS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM:

09.07.16

“Burns on shortlist for the great EU songbook”, by Martyn Mclaughlin, The Scotsman (nationwide)

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/burns-on-shortlist-for-the-great-eu-songbook-1-4173787 

20.06.16

“VOTE FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION SONGBOOK”, M Magazine (online)

http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/vote-european-union-songbook/

16.06.16

“YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR EU SONG BOOK”, by norman lebrecht, Slipped Disc (online)

http://slippedisc.com/2016/06/your-last-chance-to-vote-for-eu-song-book/

GERMAN PRESS:

27.05.16:

“Händel, Grönemeyer oder Reinhard Mey?”, Sächsischen Musikrat

http://www.musikinsachsen.de/aktuell/ansicht/article/haendel-groenemeyer-oder-reinhard-mey/

09.05.16

“Liederbuch der Europäischen Union – Abstimmung über Liedeinträge”, Der Verband Deutscher KonzertChöre site:

http://www.vdkc.de/cms/index.php/service/beitraege-aus-der-chorszene/982-2016-05-09-11-47-42

LATVIAN PRESS:

“Top pirmā lielā Eiropas dziesmu grāmata; iedzīvotāji var balsot par latviešu dziesmām, kurām tur jābūt”, nationwide TV News LNT “Skaties” plus article

http://skaties.lv/latvija/sabiedriba/top-pirma-liela-eiropas-dziesmu-gramata-iedzivotaji-var-balsot-par-latviesu-dziesmam-kuram-tur-jabut/

11.02.16

“Top pirmā Eiropas dziesmu grāmata”, Kulturas Rondo, nationwide LSM Radio 1, (19:27 minutes)

http://lr1.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/kulturas-rondo/top-pirma-eiropas-dziesmu-gramata.a65128/

05.03.16

TV3 Ziņas, Latvian nationwide news:

http://tvplay.skaties.lv/parraides/tv3-zinas/711636

03.03.16

“Turpinās balsojums par latviešu dziesmām Eiropas dziesmu grāmatā; zināmas pirmās līderdziesmas”, Radio 1, LSM, nationwide: 4 minutes radio interview with EU Songbook Editor Ruta Kanteruka plus article

http://www.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/muzika/kultura/turpinas-balsojums-par-latviesu-dziesmam-eiropas-dziesmu-gramata-zinamas-pirmas-liderdziesmas.a171579/

29.01.16

“Vote for the Latvian entries in pan-European songbook”, by LSM, Latvian Public Broadcasting English-language service

http://www.lsm.lv/en/article/culture/vote-for-the-latvian-entries-in-pan-european-songbook.a166518/

 

27.01.16:

“Balsojumā noskaidros sešas latviešu dziesmas Eiropas dziesmu grāmatai”, LSM, Latvijas Sbiedriskie mediji

http://www.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/muzika/kultura/balsojuma-noskaidros-sesas-latviesu-dziesmas-eiropas-dziesmu-gramatai.a166146/

26.01.16

“ES Dziesmu grāmata”, Latvijas vispārējās izglītības iestāžu mūzikas skolotāju asociācija (LVIIMSA)

http://muzikasskolotajiem.blogspot.dk/2016/01/es-dziesmu-gramata.html

CYPRUS PRESS:

06.02.16:

“Favourite Cypriot songs will enter EU song book”, THE CYPRUS MAIL, by ANNETTE CHRYSOSTOMOU

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/02/06/cyprus-to-vote-for-favourite-songs-in-eu-song-book/

05.02.16:

“Η Κύπρος συμμετέχει στο Πρώτο Ανθολόγιο Ευρωπαϊκών Τραγουδιών”, Cyprus News Agency, CNA

http://www.cna.org.cy/webnews.asp?a=cb223538c9734116b9c7c2cbe60a2fbf&window=new

SWEDISH PRESS: 

25.01.16:

“EU:s sångbok – vilka visor väljer du?”, SVT Nyheter, Kultur (by Johan Juhlin)

http://www.svt.se/kultur/europeisk-sangbok-vilka-visor-valjer-du

15.12.15:

“Vilka sånger representerar Sverige?”, KÖRLIV

http://www.korliv.se/allmant/eu-sangbok/

“Rösta på Sveriges bidrag till EU-sångboken!”, Sveriges Körförbund

https://www.sverigeskorforbund.se/nyheter/rosta-pa-sveriges-bidrag-till-eu-sangboken

“En EU-sångbok håller på att ta form”, Gerhmans Musikförlag

https://www.facebook.com/gehrmansmusikforlag/posts/891337060916036

01.12. 2015:

“WIEHE LÅT KAN HAMNA I EU:S SANGBOK”, SYDSVENSKAN (by Jonas Gillberg)

http://blogg.sydsvenskan.se/dygnetrunt/2015/12/01/wiehe-lat-kan-hamna-i-eus-sangbok/

26.11.16:

De kan bli svenska musikens ansikten”, Kvällsposten (by Gustav Persson)

http://www.expressen.se/kvallsposten/de-kan-bli-svenska-musikens-ansikten/

 

AUSTRIAN PRESS:

09.06.2015

Abstimmung: Österreichs beste Lieder gesucht

http://www.heute.at/freizeit/musik/art31330,1169908

 10.06.2015

Abstimmung über EU-Liederbuch-Inhalt

http://www.vorarlbergernachrichten.at/kultur/2015/06/09/abstimmung-ueber-eu-liederbuch-inhalt.vn

 10.06.2015

Das EU-Liederbuch: Jetzt über die österreichische Liedauswahl abstimmen!

http://www.volkskultur.steiermark.at/cms/beitrag/12285231/35312904/

10.06.2015

Am 12. Juni beginnt das Voting für das EU-Songbook 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Institut-für-Ethnomusikologie-der-KUG/217680958250724?fref=ts

 11.06.2015

EU-Liederbuch: STICH-WORT

http://www.drehpunktkultur.at/index.php/glossen-und-kommentare-sp-1270681964/8564-eu-liederbuch

 11.06.2015

Neuer Wegbegleiter zur Stillen Nacht

http://www.meinbezirk.at/flachgau/chronik/neuer-wegbegleiter-zur-stillen-nacht-d1383455.html

 Facebook Hubert von Goisern 1

https://m.facebook.com/hubertvongoisern?v=timeline&timecutoff=1430381106&sectionLoadingID=m_timeline_loading_div_1435733999_0_36_&timeend=1435733999&timestart=0&tm=AQA7pUHqBQ2zcJEJ

Facebook Hubert von Goisern 2

http://www.hubertvongoisern.com/etc/songbuch.html

15.06.2015

“Stille Nacht” unter nominierten 48 Songs: Online-Voting für Weihnachslied
Kronenzeitung

23.06.2015
Guten Morgen, Steiermark
ORF Radio Steiermark
23.06.2015
Abstimmen über Inhalt von EU-Liederbuch

06.07.2015

 

„Stille Nacht!“ in das neue EU-Liederbuch! 

Das Projekt “Europäisches Liederbuch”
09.07.2015
“Stille Nacht!“ in das neue EU-Liederbuch!
09.07.2015
“Stille Nacht!“ soll ins EU-Liederbuch!

17.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” schafft es locker ins EU-Liederbuch

17.07.2015

Liedersammlung: “Stille Nacht” und “Heidschi” Beiträge fürs EU-Liederbuch

17.07.2015

EU-Liederbuch: Fünfzig Prozent für „Stille Nacht“

17.07.2015
„Stille Nacht“ und „Heidschi“ Österreich-Beiträge fürs EU-Liederbuch
18.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” und “Bergwerk” im EU-Liederbuch

18.07.2015

 “Stille Nacht“ – das Lied aus Österreich kommt in das neue EU-Liederbuch Online-Abstimmung: fast 50 % für „Stille Nacht!“

18.07.2015

“STILLE NACHT!”: DAS LIED AUS ÖSTERREICH KOMMT IN DAS NEUE EU-LIEDERBUCH!

http://www.stillenacht.at/de/neuigkeiten-details.asp?id=950

18.07.2015

 “Stille Nacht” ist ein EU-Lied

18.07.2015

EU-Liederbuch: Fünfzig Prozent für “Stille Nacht”

19.07.2015
EU-Liederbuch
19.07.2015

Kirche & Gesellschaft: «Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht» kommt ins neue EU-Gesangbuch

Schweizer Radiosender auf Schweizerdeutsch

19.07.2015

Für EU-Liederbuch: Das sind Österreichs beste Lieder

19.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” als Österreich-Beitrag im EU-Liederbuch

20.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” Österreich-Beitrag im EU-Liederbuch

20.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” und “Heidschi” Beiträge fürs EU-Liederbuch

20.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” im EU-Liederbuch 2016

20.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” kommt in das neue EU-Liederbuch

20.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” kommt ins künftige EU-Liederbuch

21.07.2015

“Stille Nacht”: Das Lied aus Österreich kommt in das neue EU-Liederbuch

20.07.2015

Österreichs Hits im EU-Liederbuch

20.07.2015

Kultur kompakt: “Stille Nacht” kommt ins EU-Lederbuch

21.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” als EU-Liedgut

 21.07.2015

“Stille Nacht” soll EU-Liedgut werden

21.07.2015

 “Stille Nacht“ – das Lied aus Österreich kommt in das neue EU-Liederbuch Online-Abstimmung: fast 50 % für „Stille Nacht!“

21.07.2015

 “Stille Nacht” und “Heidschi” Beiträge fürs EU-Liederbuch

 

DANISH PRESS:

 17.05.15:

Bornholms Tidende (local): “EU-borgere bestemmer indholdet: Sangbog med bornholmsk aftryk”/ EU-citizens decide the content: Songbook with a root in Bornholm”, by Henrik Nielsen

Summery: After presenting the project, the article announces that head of Rönne Theatre is co-founcder of the initiative and focuses on that it is not a propaganda project from the EU-Commission. It announces that Royal stage painter David Drachmann’s illustration of the six categories would decorate the front page of the songbook.

http://tidende.dk/?Id=64675

 

18.05.15

DR – Nyheder (national): “Kim Larsen eller TV-2: Du bestemmer indholdet i ny EU-sangbog” / “Kim Larsen or TV-2: You decide content in new EU-Songbook”, by Silas

Summary: The article focuses on the peoples’ uppertunity to participate and tells the story of how the two prime founders, Italian music editor Francesco Cali, and Danish Jeppe Marsling, met over music and developed the idea in 2003. Peter Duelund, head of Nordic Institute of Culture, who is a researcher of European culture and politics, applauds the project:

“The EU-Songbook is a genius model, since it is a civilian project that EU hasn’t interfered with – and that is very important, since experience shows that EU often takes over the steering of culture projects, that they support (…) We are entering a new phase in EU where culture is the defining element, and in my view EU will fall apart if cultural initiatives do not arise. EU’s biggest threat is not the Euro. On the contrary, the greatest threat is if we do not build a cultural community”

http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/kultur/musik/kim-larsen-eller-tv-2-du-bestemmer-indholdet-i-ny-eu-sangbog

 

Jydske Vestkysten (local): “EU-sangbog på vej” / “EU-Songbook on the way”, by Bent Winther

http://www.jv.dk/artikel/2020702:Udland–EU-sangbog-paa-vej

 

19.05.15:

Kristeligt Dagblad (national): “EU skal have en sangbog” / “EU is getting a songbook”, by Sidsel Drengsgaard

Summary: The article focuses on the fact that the EU-Songbook doesn’t seek financial support from EU, and quotes founder Jeppe Marsling for saying:

“Many has uttered, that if EU doesn’t becomes a peoples’ project, it will fall apart. We can’t just lean back and leave this to the politicians, we must also act ourselves One cannot create peoples involvement from above, which is why we have experienced that the EU-commissions attempts to create an “European Identity” has failed”.

http://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/danmark/eu-skal-have-en-sangbog

 

Berlingske Tidende (national): “EU’s medlemslande skal have en fælles sangbog” / EU member states are getting a common songbook”, by Ida Meyer (Berlingske Nyhedsbureau)

http://www.b.dk/kultur/eus-medlemslande-skal-have-en-faelles-sangbog

 

20.05.15

Jyllandsposten (national): “Hvilken danske sange skal med i fælles europæisk sangbog?” / Which Danish songs should make it to common European songbook?”, by UFFE CHRISTENSEN

Summary: The article focuses on the large scale of the project and reflects on which Danish songs might be well received in different EU member states.

http://jyllands-posten.dk/kultur/ECE7720221/Hvilken+danske+sange+skal+med+i+f%C3%A6lles+europ%C3%A6isk+sangbog%3F/

Optakt (classical music news site): “Europa synger” / “Europe sings”, by Hannah Kvetny

Summary: The articles focuses on the intimate cooperation between the NGO and music academies and choirs in EU, that have been very supportive. It quotes founder Jeppe Marsling for saying:

“With our initiative we wish to communicate, both with music and poetry, that “The European Identity” fundamentally must consist of the exchange of the 28 national cultures. The song treasures are the hearts of the cultures in the 28 member states: With The EU-Songbook we hope to lift the lids to these treasures”.

http://optakt.com/artikler/nyheder/europa-synger/

 

GAFFA – Nyheder: “Skal Gasolin’ eller TV-2 oversættes til polsk, tysk og fransk?” / “: “Gasolin” or “TV-2: Which band is to be translated into Polish, German and French?”, By Michael Dyhrborg  

Summary: The article focuses on how the idea behind the EU-songbook was born, out of ignorance and curiosity, and quotes founder Jeppe Marsling for saying:

“The deepest motivation was, that we, in the EU member states, dont know much of each other. We live side by side, men if you ask a Dane if he/she can name a song from Poland, I doubt that many can come up with a song title”. 

 http://www.gaffa.dk/nyhed/95797

 

DR – “P1 MORGEN” (national radio) 1:

Summary: The interviewer introduces the project and interviews chairman Jeppe Marsling, who remembers how he phoned EU-Commission to ask whether the name “EU” was a protected title, after which he declares that all citizens are welcome to open a “EU-laundry mat, an EU- soup kitchen or an EU-Songbook”. He explains that the deepest motive behind the songbook was a melancholy, due to the lack of knowledge of the cultures of the closest neighbors, and that he was tired of being overfed by American culture. As an example of a nominated song from another EU-country than Denmark, he mentioned Germany, that nominated “Die Gedanken Sind Frei”, a song that deeply touched him. He sings the first verse (in German) and explains that it is a text about mental freedom. Finally he underlines that the EU-songbook is not only meant for choirs and institutions of education, but also meant for casual meetings among EU-citizens on festivals, parties and interrail.

http://www.dr.dk/p1/p1-morgen/p1-morgen-2015-05-20/

 DR – “P1 MORGEN” (national radio) 2:

Summary: Former MEP from the Liberal Party (Venstre) is interviewed about the EU-songbook, that he calls “a fine and symphatic initiative.

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So far The European Songbook has been endorsed by the following Danes:

Marianne Jelved, Minister of culture and church in Denmark, Danish Social Liberal Party

Ritt Bjerregaard, former Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, former Minister of Education in Denmark, former European Commissioner for the Environment, Danish Social Democrats

Morten Messerschmidt, Vice chair and Chief Whip of the ECR group in the European Parliament, Danish People’s Party

Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen, Speaker of the Red-Green Alliance in the Danish Parliament

Uffe Østergaard, Jean-Monnet Professor, European History & Integration, CBS