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Vienna's Haus der Musik: Not Musical Chairs.But Musical Stairs

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Museums all over Europe are trying to be interactive. Many fail. But the Haus der Musik in Vienna is wonderfully interactive, letting its visitors learn and have fun at the same time. And for the first time in ages, as a tour guide I get to use some of my old piano teacher skills. Run with me up the scale.
Here in Vienna, I've been thinking about my first trip to Europe. It was the summer of 1969, and I was 14 years old.
The old man on the left claimed to have witnessed the 1914 assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo. That's my mom next to him, and our friend from a piano factory...
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