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36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 103: Death to the idiots


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

Day 103 — Death to the idiots
13-November-1971 (Sat.)


Spent whole morning playing in a horn ensemble, 4–8 hours long. It was pretty interesting, and at least I was playing music. It was of pretty good quality.

I went to see the movie
Death in Venice again. Like a good book, I got more out of it this time. By I was upset by the idiocy of some of the audience. [They would giggle at inappropriate times, not understanding the film.] Too many people seem to be narrow-minded.


Movie audiences. Today, I left out a few words in the transcript, like “stupid idiots.” I’m surprised that I was so upset at a few people in the audience. It’s just a movie, after all. If you remember, when I first saw Death in Venice, I was affected by the movie. ay 095: Death in Venice">See Day 095. Probably by it’s emotion, which was certainly heightened by the use of Mahler’s music underscoring the film. If, in a sensitive part of the movie, a group is loud and laughing, then I can see being upset. Today, I would be less upset and think of those people as “stupid idiots.”

I have to find and rent this movie again. Why was I so into it? It has to be the impact of Mahler’s music on the visuals and emotion of the film. Probably very powerful. We’ll see.

Horn ensemble. Well, I’m practicing with an ensemble of horns. I believe that Professor Gabler was beginning to prepare us for a class horn recital featuring ensembles.

Till tomorrow.


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