Monthly Archives: April 2012
Joe Muranyi, who played clarinet with Louis Armstrong for many years, died earlier this week at age 84. I was fortunate to meet Joe in 2006 when we were both participants in the “Satchmo Meets Amadeus” Conference in Salzburg. I … 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
Wednesday in Vienna, our last full day here, started with historic instruments and ended with a performance by a wonderful orchestra. The Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments is a large museum of instruments from Antiquity to Today. The strength of … Continue reading