On a visit to Salzburg, I had time for one composer-grave day trip: Bruckner in St. Florian or Webern in Mittersill. I polled the collective sagacity of Twitter, which voted decisively for Bruckner. Indeed, St. Florian is a most remarkable place: not only the famous crypt, where the late symphonist lies beneath his beloved organ and opposite a wall of skulls, but also the basilica itself, the Albrecht Altdorfer Passion altar, and the astonishingly atmospheric monastery library. Alas, the Hörerlebnis Brucknerorgel (Bruckner organ listening experience) that ordinarily occurs on Tuesdays was postponed. I offer my apologies to Dr. Webern and pledge to visit him another time.
Previously: Georg Trakl, Thomas Mann, Nietzsche, Monteverdi, Koussevitzky, Michael Furey, Luranah Aldridge, Ligeti, Frescobaldi, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Baudelaire and Beckett, Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Stravinsky and Nono, Zemlinsky, Schnittke, Fibich, Xavier Scharwenka, Elliott Carter, Enescu, Rachmaninov, Mahler and many others, Russ.

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