06. November 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

The oboe solo at the beginning of the funeral march is like a face in the crowd. It’s a very personalized and very interior expression of grief within a public ceremony. It’s a modern solo in that it has tremendous psychological dimension to it. It’s very introspective and fraught with all kinds of anxiety and tension.

William Bennett, principal oboist of San Francisco Symphony

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