03. June 2006 · Comments Off on Does the Reed Matter? · Categories: imported, Links

I wonder … playing certain works doesn’t seem to require a refined tone or a perfect reed. It seems to me Penderecki’s Capriccio per oboe e orchestra is such a piece. I’m not sure what I think about this. There are a lot of difficult things going on in the work. But tone quality doesn’t seem to be one of ’em. Of course maybe it’s just that I’m too used to the American sound. Dunno.

(I’d post the video right at this site, but I guess I can only do that if I use blogger or live journal. Ah well.)

Does anyone know who is performing the work? I can’t find the info anywhere; I’m probably just missing it …?

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