26. September 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Listen, Ramble, Read!, Videos

Today: SCU faculty recital at noon (no, I’m not playing, but I think I should go and hear my colleagues, don’t you?). Two symphony rehearsals. With a (yum!) nice (free!) dinner in between. We’ll begin the afternoon rehearsal with Beethoven 6th, move to Amram, and get to the Janacek in the evening. Lots of notes. Not as many as the strings, of course, but still, lots of notes.

So of I go ….

While I’m away you can go read about Oliver Sack’s iPod playlist. No oboe concerti listed. Say what?!

Or … as an alternative, you could watch and listen to some jazz oboe. (Here’s more.)

OR … as an alternative to that, you can watch and listen to the Prokofiev Quintet: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. (The sound isn’t fabulous, but at least you get to hear the work … one that doesn’t seem to be frequently performed. At least not to my knowledge.)

And finally … a little Mozart. You can watch and listen to Yigal Kamink playing the Mozart Oboe Concerto for what looks to be a class. (I read a bit about the oboist here, as he had participated in Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. I love listening to oboists from around the world. Give him a go!

Happy reading, watching and listening! See you in a bit.