The Loser Setting & Symbolism

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Mozarteum

The Mozarteum is a musical conservatory in Salzburg where the narrator, Wertheimer and Glenn Gould meet while they are all taking a course taught by Horowitz.

Salzburg

Salzburg is the city where the Mozarteum is located. The narrator, Wertheimer and Glenn Gould rent a house in Leopoldskron instead of staying in Salzburg because Glenn Gould points out that Salzburg ruins everything good there is in human beings, particularly musical talent.

Leopoldskron

Leopoldskron is a town near Salzburg where the narrator, Wertheimer and Glenn Gould rent a house owned by a recently deceased Nazi sculptor.

Piano Virtuosos

Piano virtuosos are ingenious piano players. The narrator, Wertheimer and Glenn Gould all aspire to be piano virtuosos, though only Glenn Gould succeeds in this desire.

Madrid

Madrid is the city where the narrator lives at the time of the book's action.

Steinway

The Steinway is a very good piano that...

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