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A Pirate's View of Austria and Hungary

While my eye situation is getting better every day, I’ve been bored out  of my mind! I can only read for so long before my eye ( the half good one) gets tired. 327 more words


Salzburg Festival: Riccardo Muti conducts Strauss and Bruckner

One of the main purposes of my trip to Austria was, of course, to attend the Salzburg Festival for the very first time. The Festival, which was established in 1920, is one of the world’s most prestigious summer festivals for classical music and opera, and is usually where all of the biggest and most popular names collide for just over a month in Salzburg. 1,046 more words

Summer 2016: Salzburg, Day 3

Short post for today because I’m making a separate post for Maestro Muti’s concert with the Vienna Philharmonic because there was a lot that happened, so for this post, I’ll just share a bit on the sightseeing we did afterwards. 381 more words

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Felsenreitschule


The Vienna-based Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, another legacy of Claudio Abbado, is probably the world’s leading youth orchestra.  Its regular appearances at the Salzburg Festival deserve a flag, combining youthful exuberance with skill and promise for the future. 347 more words


Summer 2016: Salzburg, Day 2

Bus #840, which goes all the way to Berchtesgaden, Germany in about 45 minutes, came at around 9:00 in the morning today, which was good because an early bus would mean a longer day for us to see and do a lot more things.  590 more words

Summer 2016: Salzburg, Day 1

Well, after a (delayed) train ride, we finally made it to Salzburg! Our hotel was right by the Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (the main train/bus station in Salzburg, where our train arrived), so it was really convenient in terms of getting around the city from the hotel. 634 more words