30. March 2015 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Quotes

You don’t have to be educated to enjoy classical music, you get educated by listening to it.

—Alice Sara Ott

I read it here.

30. March 2015 · Comments Off on Unbelievably Clever! · Categories: Read Online

I basically played Mozart and violin concertos again and again because it stimulated the inner ear of the unborn baby, and everything that they promised happened to both my children. They came out alert, unbelievably clever, and very relaxed.

—Helena Bonham Carter

Of course if they take up oboe they’ll probably lose the “very relaxed” bit. ;-)

I read it here.

Oh, and I think most mothers believe their children to be unbelievably clever. Except when they are misbehaving, that is!

Getty Images does it again.

I think they need to hire some musicians so we can help them identify their instruments.

30. March 2015 · Comments Off on Ain’t Necessarily So · Categories: Ramble, Read Online

From CList:

Single case for oboe, in extremely good condition (slight scuffing to fabric lining). Branded as “Bundy”, but would obviously fit any oboe.

Of course most of us would be more than reluctant to have a Bundy case in the first place, but cases doesn’t always work for all oboes! I have to Marigaux oboes and the older one is narrower. My (slightly but still old now) newer oboe won’t fit into that lovely, thin case.

Bonna, Protec (pink, anyone!?), BAM, Wiseman, Boston Double Reeds (custom made!) … those seem to work for all brands. I have used BAM cases, and have friends that use others that seem to fit anything, but I think a case that was built for a specific oboe could be problematic.

Besides, who wants to advertise Bundy? ;-)