36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 255: Ein wunderbar Tage

Day 255 — Ein wunderbar Tage
13-April-1972 (Donnerstag–Thur.)

Berger and Gabler
An incredibly full day—horn lesson, piano practice, electronic music composition and lecture, Leonard Bernstein rehearsing the Vienna Philharmonic, another Bach Heiler concert, and watching Buster Keaton silent films. I’m still writing in German. The big news—Leonard Bernstein is in town conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in a Mahler series. This is big. Photos from the 1972 Mahler Symphony No. 5, concert video, today.

Was this a full day or what? An incredible day.

Day 170: Get Ready, Munich

Day 170 — Get Ready, Munich
19-January-1972 (Mittwoch–Wed.)

This year’s concert experiences have been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a young music student. I have never been able to recreate this musical journey to this day, 36 years later.

I get ready for my trip to Munich to see my college friends of Montclair State, followed by a ski trip to Kitzbuhel to see my brother. I leave at night. Exciting.

Day 135: “Letter Home” is finished

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

Anton Heiler concert
A good full day. I finish my electronic music letter. I plan on taking a skiing trip to Innsbruck. I see a second Anton Heiler organ concert.

Yay. Yay. Yay.

Day 113: First major snowfall; Heiler plays Bach

Day 113 — First major snowfall; Heiler plays Bach
23-November-1971 (Tue.)

The first major snowfall of the year makes me happy. The parks are beautiful and serene. A full school day ends with a world-renowed organist, Anton Heiler, in concert.

I love the snow.