The Practice Room

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The Practice Room
Notes on music, the world, and life in the Austrian Alps
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  • The Glamourous Life Revisited 2 days ago Oh, the life of a performing artist. You want to succeed. You want to give your very best and, when your best isn’t enough, you try to dig deep into yourself to find something untapped, some reserve of strength you … Continue reading →
  • „Und, hod's eahm wos gnutzt?" 1 week ago An old Bavarian joke: A tourist in Bavaria approaches two workmen and asks for directions. He’s met with blank stares, so he tries to determine their language. “Sprechen Sie deutch?” No reply. “Do you speak English?”  Nothing. “Parlez-vous français? Parla … Continue reading →
  • Notburga of Rattenberg 4 weeks ago First, a bit of background on Notburga (pronounced Note-boor-ga). She was born in Rattenberg, a small town east of Innsbruck, around 1265 to a couple of hatmakers, and proved to be an extraordinarily intelligent and competent woman. She hired herself … Continue reading →
  • Götzens, Pfarrkirche Hl. Peter und Paul 3 months ago A few years ago I came across a booklet with brief biographies of four local priests who had resisted the Nazis and were killed for it. While planning my recent visit to Axams, I realized that I would be very … Continue reading →
  • A Chapel in Axams 2 months ago A free Sunday afternoon and it happens to be Tag des Denkmals in Austria. This is a day for  cultural and historical monuments across the country, and often there is the chance to see something not normally open to the … Continue reading →

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Franz Eisl
01:26 AM November 03, 2013

A great blog written with exceptional understanding of the people and country Kristina is writing about. I really like when she mixes English and German in one sentence, it's witty.

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