36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 128: My first “thunder-snow”


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

Day 128 — My first “thunder-snow”
08-December-1971 (Wed.)


A feirertag.

Had our first “thunder-snow”… ?? It started to rain, and then snow, and suddenly, lighting and thunder. I’ve been having so many
firsts here. Amazing.

Saw Othello. Very dramatic and a little “heavy.” A lot depended on knowing the dialogue. But it was enjoyable. Music wasn’t bad.


Today is a holiday.

Thunder-snow. What the heck is a thunder-snow? Well, surprisingly, it’s a snow storm with thunder. To this day, in 2007, I don’t remember any other time when there was thunder during a snow storm. I am still amazed at how many “firsts” I have had during this year. I must have led a sheltered and naïve life. Actually, I was always working. Still am. Winking

Othello. Based on Shakespeare's play, the opera Othello didn't sound like it was an easy listen to me in 1971. I don't mention the composer of the opera, thus, it could have been written by either Gioacchino Rossini (1816) or Giuseppe Verdi (1887). Better not to comment.


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