May 28 2010
Must run. I just wanted you to see a little of the second and final concert in Vienna. I ran into the wife of artist Henry Koerner, Joan, at the famous Demel’s pastry shop yesterday. Then it was on to the Central, where a pianist entertained the café regulars. Nikolai Znaider, the soloist we’ve had at Heinz Hall in several violin concertos, was at the the Musikverein last night as was Manfed’s brother Rainer and many other family members. It was fun to see Mildred Miller Posvar, the star of many productions of Der Rosenkavalier, in the front row when Manfred conducted that opera’s final waltz, as well as Johann Strauss’ The Dragonfly in the city where the Waltz King was born.