36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 096: Mozart’s Nozze; 36yearsago perfect for iPhone


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

Day 96 — Mozart’s Nozze; 36yearsago perfect for iPhone
06-November-1971 (Sat.)

John in Vienna


Marriage of Figaro. Delightful, as most Mozart music is.

Took some pictures for Mike.


Mozart’s nozze. Today, I saw Mozart’s Le nozze de Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). (Nose) = nozze = marriage. If you’re ever hob-knobbing with maestros, divas, and tenors at a cocktail party after the opera, this line will be an ice breaker—“I enjoyed the recent production of The Nose of Figaro.” It will get you a laugh, perhaps. The entire crowd may even hush. You may never get another invite to a party, however…

Mozart delight. Just joking, don’t do it. Bad humor aside (above), Mozart’s opera, The Marriage of Figaro is delightful. Wikipedia tells us that the opera was once banned in Vienna for satirizing the aristocracy. What, no humor? Can’t take a ribbing? Powdered wigs in an uproar? Thankfully, today, everyone enjoys this opera of Mozart. It is one of his most popular operas and a standard of opera houses.

Mozart is one of Vienna’s favorite sons and is highly honored in the city.

John honors Mozart
John honors Mozart. To honor Mozart, and to give my brother Mike a picture of me, I have a picture taken in front of Mozart’s statue near the Ringstrasse. Perhaps, I am playing a few bars of Mozart’s horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat.

Long hair. Notice my hair—it’s long and thick. I haven’t had a haircut since I’ve been in Vienna. Let’s see, it’s Day 096 of the blog. How long has it been since I haven’t had a haircut? At least 96 days. I also wore this thin little coat and scarf that I bought locally. I am not prepared for winter.

Read 36yearsago on your iPhone. It just so happens that the narrow width of the blog page is an almost perfect fit for reading on Apple’s iPhone. Bookmark the Blog page and the Daily Listing page. When 36yearsago loads into the iPod, you then pinch to zoom out, just a little. Resize to match the text in the blog column to the width of the iPod. It is very readable. Then flick down as you read. Downloads are acceptable in a wi-fi area, and somewhat slower on AT&T’s Edge network (use the Daily listing page when slower).

Let’s see, how many readers of this blog have an iPhone? A few, I believe. However, I am blogging for the future when perhaps thousands of readers and hundreds of iPhones will be perusing our pages. Happy

The above should also work on the iPod touch as well, only in wi-fi areas.

See you tomorrow.


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