36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 228: From Bach to rock


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

Day 228 — From Bach to rock
17-March-1972 (Freitag–Fri.)


Got the rest of my scholarship monies. Desperately needed it. Now I can finish off the year.

Day of electronic music classes. So, no work.

Heard an excellent Heiler #5 concert. Very soothing and contemplative music—Bach.

Went to a rock dance. Didn’t meet anyone, however.


Rotary scholarship. Thanks Rotary International. I receive the adjustment to my scholarship for the year. This money will help me to complete the year. Remember, that in August of 1971, only a few weeks after arriving in Vienna, President Nixon devalued the dollar causing my scholarship value to be cut by 1/3. This supplemental amount compensates for the loss and it helps a lot.

Heiler’s Bach. This is the fifth concert in the Anton Heiler Plays Bach series. Again, I am always amazed at his style and ability to make Bach magical.

Bach to rock. It sounds like I went to a school-sponsored rock dance. Why didn’t I meet anyone? My international charm is fading.


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