36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 249: Jean-Pierre leaves


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

Day 249 — Jean-Pierre leaves
07-April-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)


Not a bad day. A little work.

Jean-Pierre left today, for Paris. I can honestly say that I learned an unbelievable amount in how to play the horn—breathing, etc. He knew an awful lot about it and will probably be known as a new inventor of the horn (right-handed, no resistance, better position.)
I know that one day I’ll meet him again. Perhaps in Montreal, if I can ever get up there. What do I mean, again?

Had an interesting discussion in Prof. C’s class. A Turkish composer was there. I didn’t prefer his music (like Stravinksy). However, a Korean guy who I always saw around, was as I found out, a composer. He had works published by Peters. Moral—appearances can be deceiving.


A good friend leaves. Jean-Pierre, friend, and a great horn player leaves today. It sounds like I really liked his knowledge of horn playing and horn. I didn’t realize that he may have had ideas about building horns. Interesting. Although, I did see Jean-Pierre in Montreal years later, we eventually lost touch with each other.

Composers. In Professor C’s composition class today, we have a guest composer visiting us. I like Stravinsky’s music and so it may be my youthful critical arrogance in play again on this day. I also learn that another student in the composition class is actually a published composer by Leipzig music publisher, C.F. Peters. That is pretty amazing.


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