… I don’t know their ages, but these younger musicians do quite a fine job!

Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras Competition.
Winners Concert. Concert Studio of Polish National Radio
Jury Award
Symphony Orchestra of the Stanis?aw Moniuszko Music School in Bielsko-Bia?a, Poland
Alicja Matuszczyk – oboe,
Julia Iskrzycka – violin,
Andrzej Kucyba?a – conductor,

When I was younger I simply couldn’t stand the sound of Baroque instruments. It puzzles me now, as I really love them. I wonder if it’s just that I was so busy trying to refine my (modern) sound I couldn’t deal with other sounds. That might be it, since I was also SO harsh about any sort of tone other than the American sound.

These days I just love it all, as long as it’s musical and in tune. Variety … it’s not a bad thing.

This video was a fun listen. The d’amore player is Emmanuel Laporte, in case you are wondering. The group might be the Ricercar Consort, since I do see Philippe Pierlot playing.

If life were longer and time weren’t an issue I would so love to learn Baroque oboe … or maybe the Baroque d’amore, as it is quite lovely!

You’ll hear some speedy tempi here …

27. April 2015 · Comments Off on Boomwhacker Bach · Categories: BachTrac™, Havin' Fun

Rather unbelievable, really!

En studio avec Iiria & Narcis from Simon Guyomard | Spoon on Vimeo.

En studio avec Iiria & Narcis
from Simon Guyomard | Spoon PLUS 4 years ago
Goldberg Variations – Var10

17. December 2012 · Comments Off on Have Fifty Minutes? · Categories: BachTrac™, Videos

If so, this is well worth your time. At least I think so.

From the YouTube page:
Johann Sebastian Bach.
Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55.
Une cantate imaginaire / An imaginary cantata
Festival d’Ambronay, 6 october 2012.

Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 42
“Getrost!” extrait de la Cantate BWV 133
“Wie furchtsam wankten meine Schritte” extrait de la Cantate BWV 33
Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 174
Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 4
“Stirb in mir, Welt und alle deine liebe” extrait de la Cantate BWV 169
“Ebarme dich” extrait de la Passion St Matthieu BWV 244
Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 21
“Nichts kann mich erretten” extrait de la Cantate BWV 74

13. November 2012 · Comments Off on Cello, Accordion, & Bach · Categories: BachTrac™

I’ve not posted unusual Bach interpretations for a while now. It’s probably time …?

Stjepan Hauser and Amadej Herzog: J S Bach Gamba Sonata in G Movements 1 & 2

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

22. March 2012 · Comments Off on A day late, but Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach! · Categories: BachTrac™, Deals!, Symphony, Videos

Yep, I missed it by a day. Oops.

BUT … if you want a real deal, you can go to Amazon and get the Big Bach Set MP3 download for all of 99¢ today. (The deal is only for yesterday and today as far as I can tell.) I haven’t checked it out very carefully, so I can’t vouch for quality at this point, but for 99¢ it’s worth a go, don’t you think?

Next week Symphony Silicon Valley will be doing this (but not with Baroque instruments). I’ll be on third, in case you are wondering.

… and that’s just the beginning! Don’t you want to hear more? 🙂

I’d never heard a countertenor sing this before.

Alex Balashov, oboe; Rustam Yavaev, countertenor; Julia Draginda, organ

02. March 2012 · Comments Off on BachTrac™: Carion Woodwind Quintet · Categories: BachTrac™

J.S.Bach Concerto No. 2 BWV 593, III. Allegro

Carion is:
Dóra Seres, Egils Upatnieks, Egils Sefers, David M.A.P Palmquist, Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen