12. February 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

  • If it resembles a flute, you don’t want to play it. Go for a bassoon. Or even an oboe (though that takes some skill, and is kinda kinky, what with the double reed).
  • First off, “oboe” is a great word. Often helpful in crossword puzzles.
  • “I was finding the daily struggle of keeping up with reed-making — which is such an enormous part of oboe-playing — difficult. Musicians strive for perfection, which is why the orchestra sounds so fantastic,” McCullough says. “But when you’re dealing with a piece of wood that is always unpredictable and always changing, it’s wearing.” (This is from this article about former musicians who now work for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.)
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