36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 135: “Letter Home” is finished


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

Day 135 — “Letter Home” is finished
15-December-1971 (Wed.)

Anton Heiler concert


Finally finished my “Letter Home.” Now, that it’s all over, I’m glad I did it. It’s a fairly good job and at least it’s funny.

Will be definitely going to Innsbruck, Saturday, for skiing. (I don’t want to think about the money). But I’m really looking forward to it. A rest.

2nd Heiler concert. This one was perfectly played and excellent. I’m starting to learn something about interpretation (I think) and his style. He makes you love the music—to have the power to do something like that is really great.


Letter Home finished. Yea! Finally, my electronic letter home. It is more corny than funny. My, how tastes change.

Going to Innsbruck. I’m planning on going to Innsbruck for skiing. I am very enthusiastic about skiing, especially in the Austrian Alps. Can’t wait. I believe that I planned these by myself because I always went alone on these trips. Other students tended to go home for their holidays.

I guess that I am willing to spend a little to go skiing because it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was—I haven’t been back to the Austrian Alps since. In retrospect, it was a good thing to go. Just so you don’t think I’m a spendthrift, I would stay in student hostels or hotels which had greatly reduced prices. Once at the resorts, I wouldn’t party

Anton Heiler 2x. I see a second concert of organist, Anton Heiler. Remember, Anton Heiler is a highly-regarded performer of Baroque music, noted for his interpretive style. As always, enjoyable. Listening to and seeing live performances offers all music students a unique look at music and artists. Book learning is not enough. You need to get out there and see live music—look, listen, learn, do.


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