22. January 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

The study of the oboe is full of traps for the student, and he must deploy great perseverance in order to arrive at a clean execution and attain a certain facility. As much as the tone of the oboe can be soft and velvety (albeit a littel nasal) when in the hands of a skilled virtuoso, it can be sour and screeching when the player is inexperienced or lacks the taste of a true artist.

-Pierre Larousse (Grand Dictionnaire universel – 1800s?)
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