Shall I visit Salzburg?

That is the question. I was pleasantly surprised by this billboard just outside Gmunden. Those of you who have been faithfully reading my blogs, will recall the delight I had in immersing myself in the remarkable baroque classical music and choral culture in Prague. The civic fathers have embraced the great tradition of Bach and Beethoven and it provides uplifting experiences for the millions of local and international tourists. This billboard seems to indicate that the tradition continues in Salzburg.

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I do claim a modest and moderate knowledge of classical music and I am sure almost every one can recognise Beethoven’s Third Symphony – the Erotic, but for the life of me I have no idea who composed the Erotic Mass. Salzburg of course was Mozart’ stamping ground, but even Google can’t confirm it.

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