This whimsical German advent calendar shows a playful scene with group of cats composing music.
The image is from a historical hand painted wood engraving titled "Katzen-Fuge" by Carl Reichert in 1870 in the archives of the Werner publishing house in Munich.
The Katzen-Fuge is actually a real piece of music officially titled "Fugue in G minor" by Domenico Scarlatti. The nickname came from a story of Scarlatti's cat who had a habit of walking across the piano keyboard while he was composing. Purportedly he wrote down the notes as the cat walked and used this inspiration to create the Fuge.
A wonderful advent calendar for cat lovers!
The detailed picture has 24 little doors to open. Each door has a little picture behind it. The tradition is to open one door each day from December 1 thru December 24. Children love to open a door a day as they count down to Christmas.
Does Not come with candy or chocolate and does NOT have glitter accents
Tradition of the Advent Calendar
The tradition of the advent calendar dates back to 1851 in the Protestant parts of Germany. The first advent calendar with little doors was printed in the early 1900's and continues today.
Dimensions: approx. 15" by 10"
Crafted in Germany