The very last evening of classic music. Consisting of two different composers, Gustav Mahler and Ludwig van Beethoven, there could have been no better ending for my first festival in Salzburg. Beethoven's concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 B-Dur op. 19 (blindly copying this) was beautiful, easy and lovely to understand and hear whereas "Das Lied von der Erde" by Gustav Mahler was much harder to listen to. I even got a little nervous to the end because I couldn't stand this rather dark, depressive mood any longer but that must have been due to my little knowledge about this kind of music. Everyone else seemed to enjoy it to the maximum. Again, both concerts were conducted by Sir Simon Rattle who gained my sympathies from day to day more. After the concerts, we went to another spectacular restaurant, the M32, with amazing interior and outstanding good service - something I can't really confirm for Hotel Sacher's restaurant (yeah, surprising but true)... .
Overall, I can tell that this festival was one of the rarest but meanwhile most effective experiences I was able to do. I'm thankful that I have generous, educated and caring parents who never stop engaging me to new topics and things this world offers. I got to know so many interesting people, a completely new way of music and a part of cultural education that surely not everyone is able to enjoy. I hope that this is just the beginning of a long lasting relationship to another world.
Above all of this, I met someone at a private lunch. This person inspired me for a longer period of time already and I just couldn't believe talking to her the past days. A separate blogpost will surely follow. Keep watching.
Dress: Topshop (lastly worn here)
Bracelet: Collier de Chien, Hermès
In front of the Festspielhaus
The end of Mahler's concert