28. July 2009 · Comments Off on In 13 Hours … · Categories: Oboe, Opera, Videos

… I’ll be meeting up with my carpool to go to the first Cosi fan tutte rehearsal. I haven’t worked for so long … my last job was June 7. Wow! Close to 2 months. Let’s hope I remember how to play well with others. 😉

Here is the overture and E la fede delle femmine:

As you can hear, the principal oboe has a bit of an important part in the overture. I’ve heard both the opening solo and the faster part at so many different tempi I never know what to expect with a new conductor. When I practice I work on everything at a variety of tempi, just to make sure I can do whatever the conductor asks. And of course the one tricky bit near the end of the opera is the biggest question mark of all. Time will tell!

You can hear the oboe solo at about 2:55 in the following video (I’ve done the solo at that tempo as well as a much speedier one, so who knows what tomorrow will bring.):

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