Another video of the oboe quartet. And yes, triplets again.

I guess I’m in the minority!

Gee … what a surprise. Heh.

So … Mozart’s Oboe Quartet … how do you play the grace notes? In this video the oboist turns the grace note with two sixteenths into a triplet, as does this player at what looks to be a student recital(?). I’ve always played a true grace note, as has another oboist-friend of mine. I’m curious about other oboists. Do tell!

27. January 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, News

A dog barked, some four year old boy screamed, and chickens died.

27. January 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

So I guess Christopher Lee (AKA Count Dracula, Fu Manchu, Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus, Saruman) has a CD out. And you can also hear him sing a metal version of The Toreador if you’d like.

Well. Okay then.
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Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear evening dress for premieres. Gentlemen are in any case required to wear a jacket and tie at all performances. Items of clothing which do not comply with a proper theatre decorum shall not be accepted.

La Scala has decided to tell the men what to wear.

We women are off the hook.

Whew!

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27. January 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Announcements, imported

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOZART!

You still sound mighty fine.
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