I shall soon be fleeing these shores for a few days, to make my near-annual pilgrimage to the Salzburg Festival. With a degree of sadness, I realise that it will be my first visit on which I shall not be hearing a single note of Mozart - or rather, not during the performances themselves, since I am sure the tourist industry will not permit me to close my ears entirely to the city's greatest son. There is, nevertheless, a great deal to look forward to, and I shall be reporting back regularly.
|St Peter's Abbey|
|Altar, St Peter's Abbey (where Mozart's Mass in C minor was first performed)|
|Catacombs: Salzburg is older than many realise...|