01. July 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

Recently accepted a teaching position teaching, flute, oboe, clarinet, and sax. =)

01. July 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: BachTrac™ · Tags:

BWV199 – Cantata – Aria S: Stumme Seufzer
Magdalena Kozená, Soprano; John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor; English Baroque Soloists and Orchestra

01. July 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: Quotes

Put a small piano in a truck and drive out on country roads; take time to discover new scenery; stop in a pretty place where there is a good church; unload the piano and tell the residents; give a concert; offer flowers to the people who have been so kind as to attend; leave again.

-Sviatoslav Richter

I found this via Imani Mosley. I’ve asked her for the source, and if I can get that I’ll post it here as well. I just love this quote, though … don’t you?

01. July 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

Someone is playing a bass or oboe or something nearby. Have to say I’m quite digging it.

01. July 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Opera

… this time with the “real thing” … just in case you are interested in the previews that San Francisco Opera provides, here you go!

Rheingold:

Walküre:

Siegfried:

Götterdämmerung:

01. July 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: Opera

Yep … two operas to go. But for those of you who are impatient here are Siegfried & Götterdämmerung all wrapped up in 7:12 minutes (with a little Elfman thrown in for some unknown reason!):