- My highlights were standing in Vienna's Central Cemetery knowing that the greatest composers were around me.
Mary Jane Butera, New Orleans, LAIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-10-05T10:11:07-07:00
Mary Jane Butera, New Orleans, LAThe trip was geared to reach people with a broad range of music interests, knowledge, and abilities. I learned much more than expected.
Paula Boyd, Hagerstown, MDIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-10-05T10:11:28-07:00
Paula Boyd, Hagerstown, MDI felt like Dr. Nelson's enthusiasm for his material motivated me to learn. He knows copious amounts of information about these cities and their music. He was easy to talk to and excited to share his knowledge.
Jeni Garlich, Columbia, MOIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-09-25T08:45:38-07:00
Jeni Garlich, Columbia, MOThe tour really had everything-food for the brain, the soul, the spirit, the ear, the eye, and one's tummy, too.
Thelma Roberts, Scarborough, NYIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-09-25T08:47:14-07:00
Thelma Roberts, Scarborough, NYThe organization of the program was outstanding. I was so impressed with the effective planning. I was very pleased with the site locations. The cities were a perfect choice.
Amber Williams, New Orleans, LAIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-10-05T10:08:54-07:00
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History of the Salzburg Festival 5, the maturation of the festival from the end of World War II to today
In Part 4 of this series, we learned about the growth of the festival starting in 1925, and the changes brought about during the Nazi years. In Part 5, we learn about superstar conductors and further changes that brought the … Continue reading
All trips must come to an end. On Sunday, the group’s ninth day in Europe and my fourteenth, we flew home.
Overlooking Prague is the Prague Castle, and the center of the castle is St. Vitus Cathedral. We started our last full day of the trip with a guided tour of the Cathedral and several other historic building of the castle. … Continue reading
Antonin Dvorak is the best-known Czech composer. We started our Friday in Prague at the Dvorak Museum with a guest lecture by Dr. David Beveridge, a Dvorak scholar and a longtime friend of mine. The museum had been undergoing some … Continue reading
Thursday morning was spent on our chartered bus for the four-hour trip to Prague. About halfway there, it started snowing and pretty soon there were a couple of inches on the ground. Fortunately the snow stopped by the time we … Continue reading
During the summer of 1811 Beethoven’s health was suffering, and under his doctor’s orders he traveled to the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. There he began his Seventh Symphony, completed in the spring of 1812. Evidently the recuperative period produced … Continue reading
The Fifth Symphony did not begin public life auspiciously. It was composed in fits and starts from 1804-1808 as Beethoven’s deafness grew, against the looming threat of the Napoleonic Wars and Napoleon’s 1805 occupation of Vienna. The premiere in 1808 … Continue reading
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