So 2012 has made way for a new year but Liesl is still receiving plaudits for the Anglo-Austrian event which was held at the Phoenix Theatre in Bordon late last year. The following is an extract from a comprehensive account of the evening written by Bertie Mawer of the Southern Stammtisch:
'The second half of the evening was given by Liesl Muller whose mother was an Austrian cabaret star and who herself has sung in many cabaret shows and produced several CDs of cabaret songs. Her talented accompanist was David Perkins. Liesl had been suffering from a cold all week, but managed to perform her songs with such feeling and sureness that we were quite transported. Liesl's diction is perfect and although my German is not, her introduction to each song ensured that we were able to enjoy them to the full.
We look forward to another such occasion and thank the organisers of this delightful event for a truly memorable evening.'
Such was the popularity of this the first Anglo-Austrian event of its kind, that another one is being planned. This time it will be based around 'Amour' the recently screened French language film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke. The film has already won the Palme d'Or and BAFTA for best foreign film and has been shortlisted as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Liesl plans to contribute to th evening by presenting some more music from her homeland. More to follow ............
Further information about the Phoenix Theatre is available at www.phoenixarts.co.uk.