36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 184: Friends leaving


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 184 — Friends leaving
02-February-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)


Worked for hours in Electronic Music producing an outstanding 30 seconds of “questionable quality” music.

Found out that two very good horn players are leaving—Jean-Pierre (will study in Montreal) and Peggy R., around the Chicago area.

Jean-Pierre said, if I ever had the chance, to take a few lessons from Pierre, solo hornist of the Montreal Symphony.


Hours for seconds. Electronic music. Yes, sometimes it takes a lot of work to produce a few seconds of final result.

Friends leaving. Two horn players, American and Canadian, are leaving to return to their homes. There were probably here for a single semester to experience the Vienna horn style, which is different than the bigger sound of American orchestras. Jean-Pierre and Peggy were very good players.

Montreal. I did get to visit Jean-Pierre in Montreal for a very short visit, some years later. Can’t remember when. My visit was in the middle of the winter, it was biting cold, and I remember walking over a bridge on the St. Lawrence River and seeing these tremendous blocked-up ice flows. I liked the old city in Montreal. No horn lessons though.

Regrets. I’ve said it many times. (1) I wished that I had traveled much more in my life. If you have the opportunity to travel, do it. (2) I wish I kept a journal for other times in my life. Without a journal, you just remember the event (Montreal, winter) and not the details or what you were thinking at the time.


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