08. October 2005 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

We have forgotten, or refuse to accept, the fact that there are other schools of playing, other approaches to the oboe, other methods of making reeds, which deserve and have at least as wide an acceptance as our own … We are taught to laugh at the English vibrato, smirk at the German sound, ridicule the French brightness.

-Melvin Berman (Professor emeritus of oboe and chamber music at the University of Toronto; from the Journal of The International Double Reed Society, 1973)
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