In Austria, we call the days leading up to Christmas “the quietest time of the year”. Time for contemplation and reflection – things that threaten to be completely forgotten in our noisy, hectic world. Our “Sternenklang” [sound of the stars] CD, with reflective poetry and evocative music for cello and piano, is designed to create an “island of peace”. Recorded in the wonderful acoustics of . the Dorothea Porsche Hall in Salzburg are works by Robert Schumann and poems by Peter Daniell Porsche.