01. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Oboe, Videos

… but what I like even more is what he says about not using it! I think of circular breathing as a clever technique — a bit of a parlor trick — but I think that in most circumstances music really does need to breathe. (I do wish he would have shown us how he breathes normally, since he implies it’s not noticeable.)

And speaking of Mr. Ogrintchouk, Robin Tropper posted this YouTube video of a 20 years younger Alexei on Facebook the other day:

I sure wasn’t playing like that when I was so young! (But of course I’m not playing as well as he is now, either. Oh well!)

And here he is in 2008:

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