Yes, I think 1966;
I had read nothing of Stockhausen’s – often wrong – Webern analyses.
Nor did I know that Webern’s musical output was – for
that Boulez,-Goyvaerts (- who actually at the end, at his end, met me and played some Corcoran on Belgian
Radio; WHAT ? ) etc. the knees of the
However I had read Stravinsky on Webern’s radical ” purity ” and I felt that his early few lonely works
before World War One –
with their fixation on his mother’s death, those high Austrian Alps and their mountain flowers, might help
my own stumble.
So I stumbled to Mittersill ( – train ? ) . I found his house, the big wide sweeping roof to deal with the
Over the typical front door
were two wooden plaques with : ” Hertha Toepfer – Schneiderin ” and ” Anton Webern – Komponist “.