Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chamber Concert at Schönberg Center

After dinner on Monday, Judith and I went to a chamber concert in the Schönberg Center. The program began with a fugue Schönberg wrote in 1938 in response to Kristallnacht, and was followed by pieces by Janácek, Rainer Bischof (a … Continue reading

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Restaurant Meierei in Stadtpark

Monday night, after a full day of work at the Freud Museum, I met up with my Fulbright buddy Judith at a unique restaurant, “Meierei” (“Creamery”), which she found for us in the center of the Stadtpark (a bit of … Continue reading

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Concert of Kantorial Music at the Konzerthaus

Last night, Nov. 10, I completed my personal observances of the Holocaust by attending a concert entitled “von Dunkelheit zu Licht” (From Darkness to Light) by the Orchester Jakobsplatz of Munich – a chamber orchestra dedicated to performing the works … Continue reading

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with fellow soprano Christina Stevens at Christ Church

Christ Church was packed on Sunday, in observance of Remembrance Day, and everyone was wearing poppies. (This took me back to making poppies as a child, when my grandfather was active in the American Legion and my mother and grandmother … Continue reading

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Lessing Statue in Judenplatz

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-81), poet, playwright and essayist, is memorialized in Vienna in the center of Judenplatz, opposite the more recent Holocaust Memorial. He was a friend of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, and a champion of religious tolerance. An interesting … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht remembrance service

One of the most moving commemorations I was able to attend this past weekend, on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, was an ecumenical service of remembrance, confession, and lament sponsored by a coalition of Christian and Jewish-Christian organizations. The service … Continue reading

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Vienna Prepares for Christmas

Seen on the Kartnerstrasse on Thursday – by the time I bring Macrina back with me to Vienna on Dec. 1, the whole city will be glittering with Christmas decorations and every plaza will host a Christkindlmarkt! Although my thoughts … Continue reading

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