31. May 2012 · Comments Off on It’s BachTrac™ Time · Categories: BachTrac™

I’ve never been comfortable with playing the unaccompanied Bach … I hate taking a breath and so I crash and burn. I prefer to just listen, thank you very much!

Juan Manuel García-Cano Ruiz, oboe.
Concierto Docente de la Cátedra de oboe
de Hanjörg Schellenberger. Prof. Asistente: Víctor Manuel Ánchel
Auditorio SONY Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía

31. May 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I’ve decided that I’m starting a new band. Rehearsal begins on the morrow. We will be needing a few instruments. Oboe, Sax, Clarinet, Upright Bass, Banjo, Piano/Keyboard/Synthesizer, Trumpet, Trombone, Washboard, Accordion & general Drums (must be capable of both blues and jazz styles) please contact me. Those of us already involved would like to get started as soon as possible. We have a LOT of plans and would like to be as all-inclusive / well-rounded & hearty as possible. I have classical training, as do a few other people. Please come ready to create art. Love you all.

31. May 2012 · Comments Off on Doc Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) · Categories: Losses

31. May 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Guy next to me finishing his doctorate in oboe, to sub with MN opera. I don’t have the heart to tell him it’s not pronounced “Turandoh.”

31. May 2012 · Comments Off on Wagner In Israel · Categories: Read Online

A classical music event in Israel is expected to break the country’s taboo on performing the music of Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer and a well-known anti-Semite.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event, scheduled for June 18, will feature orchestral musicians performing selections from Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” and other operas.