07. May 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

Carlos Aguilar, of Opera San José, just sang the national anthem at the Sharks game. TOO COOL!

YAY CARLOS! … and GO SHARKS!

Update
Well … so much for the Sharks … sigh. :-(
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07. May 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

Jameson just left to go on a bike ride. When he said, “Bye!” I responded, “Have a good reed!”

Hmm.

Guess what I’m working on right now?
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07. May 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Videos

In all my years of playing, I don’t recall every doing the Elgar Cello Concerto. It could very well be that the San Jose Symphony (RIP) played it, but I played English horn in that group so I may have missed it. For some reason I’m thinking someone like Zara Nelsova may have done it with us, but I can’t say for sure.

In any case, I’d love to play it some day.

Listen—and watch—Jacqueline Du Pré play the Elgar Cello Concerto, with Daniel Barenboim conducting:

  • First Movement
  • Second Movement
  • Third Movement
  • 07. May 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

    First off, I don’t understand what the heck this article is really saying. But secondly, what makes it classical music?
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    07. May 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes


    An Englishman will take you into a large room, beautifully proportioned, and will point out to you that it is white- all over white- and somebody will say what exquisite taste. You know in your own mind, in your own soul, that it is not taste at all—that is the want of taste—that is mere evasion. English music is white and evades everything.

    -Sir Edward Elgar

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