I always enjoy this group. They are pretty amazing. Watching them communicate with each other is great, listening to their musicality makes me marvel. Bravi tutti, Carion! (And note that Mark Chudnow, though his first name is misspelled, gets a mention below!)

A.Vivaldi / J.S.Bach: Concerto in D-minor, III. Allegro – Carion Wind Quintet

From YouTube:
Dora Seres SERES, flute
Egils Upatnieks, oboe
Egils Sefers, clarinet
David M.A.P.Palmquist, horn
Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon

As featured on Carion’s ” The Carnival of Venice” program, that includes works by Buonamente, Briccialdi, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Stravinsky, Paganini and Cavalli

Instrumentarium for this recording:

Flute – 18 carat gold Muramatsu flute with 14 carat gold mechanics
Oboe – Lorée Royal, Chiarugi and Marc Chudnow brass staples, handmade reeds
Clarinet – Luis Rossi French model B-flat clarinet, Richard Hawkins G model mouthpiece and handmade reeds.
Horn: Hans Hoyer, Giardinelli C15 mouthpiece
Bassoon: Heckel 14945, CC2 Bocal, handmade reeds
Microphones: Oktava MK012 stereo pair
Audio interface: Apogee Duet Firewire
Cameras: Canon EOS R and 5D Mark IV

26. May 2019 · Comments Off on More Mozart! · Categories: Chamber Music, MozartMusicMatters™

http://www.noontimeconcerts.org/
The Midsummer Mozart Festival Chamber Orchestra Laura Griffiths / Ruth Stuart, Oboe / Mark Brandenburg / Ann Lavin, Clarinet / Deborah Kramer,/ Patrick Johnson-Whitty, Bassoon / Glen Swarts / David Goldklang, Horn perform W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Serenade in C Minor, K. 388/384a
00:00 Allegro
07:05 Andante
11:11 Allegro
on Tuesday, May 19, 2019, at San Francisco’s Noontime Concerts, Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California at Grant Avenue in San Francisco http://www.oldsaintmarys.org

26. May 2019 · Comments Off on Mozart! · Categories: Chamber Music, MozartMusicMatters™

… and some friends and acquaintances are playing. This brings back wonderful memories of playing (eons ago) in the Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra.

http://www.noontimeconcerts.org/
The Midsummer Mozart Festival Chamber Orchestra Laura Griffiths / Ruth Stuart, Oboe / Mark Brandenburg / Ann Lavin, Clarinet / Deborah Kramer,/ Patrick Johnson-Whitty, Bassoon / Glen Swarts / David Goldklang, Horn perform W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) Serenade in E-flat Major, K. 375
00:00 Allegro maestoso
08:40 Menuetto
13:34 Adagio
19:51 Menuetto
23:05 Allegro
on Tuesday, May 19, 2019, at San Francisco’s Noontime Concerts, Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California at Grant Avenue in San Francisco http://www.oldsaintmarys.org

24. May 2019 · Comments Off on Michael! · Categories: Chamber Music

I miss my friend Mike Adduci SO much. Our loss was certainly Tennessee’s gain. I love at least getting to enjoy his oboe playing via YouTube, though. Bravo Mike … and your colleagues Mary and Paul also!

Madeleine Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano

Tennessee Tech University music faculty recital: Mary Matthews, flute; Michael Adduci, oboe; Paul Thurmond, piano – Live performance, April 5, 2019

07. September 2017 · Comments Off on Beautiful! · Categories: Chamber Music, Listen

Please enjoy. I sure did!

Telemann Trio Sonata, TWV 42:e2

Alice K. Dade, flute
Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe
Brian Thornton, cello
Noam D. Elkies, harpsichord

July 27, 2017
Congregation Beth David
Festival Mozaic
San Luis Obispo, California

06. December 2016 · Comments Off on Some Bach · Categories: BachTrac™, Chamber Music

I was listening to our local classical music station and they played an arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for oboe, English horn, Violin and cello by the Aulos Quartet. Unfortunately I can’t find that to share, but instead I share this wind arrangement.

J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations, arr. for oboe, clarinet, basset horn and bassoon

First performance of a new arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Performers:
Trio Arundo: Jan Sou?ek – oboe, Jan Mach – clarinet, Václav Vonášek – bassoon

04. October 2016 · Comments Off on Another Destenay Video · Categories: Chamber Music, Listen

I had just posted this last week, and here is another. Wow … great young musicians here!

Info from the YouTube page:
From our Classical Music Concert at the New World Center in Miami, FL for National YoungArts Week 2016.

Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Piano, Op.27 (1906) by Destenay
I. Allegro vivace

Performed by 2016 YoungArts Winners in Music:

Kip Zimmerman | oboe
Yijin Wang | clarinet
Anastasia Magamedova | piano

26. May 2016 · Comments Off on Steampunk by David Bruce · Categories: Chamber Music, Fun, Listen, live performance, Videos

Enjoy! What a fine work this is … I’d love to do it, and I’d love to have hair, makeup and clothing help like they had, too.

Recorded LIVE in concert. From Camerata Pacifica’s January 15, 2016 performance at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, CA; David Bruce’s “Steampunk”. (For a video that includes the Artistic Director’s Steampunk introduction, click: https://youtu.be/Nqnx96cUKEE)

With Nicholas Daniel, oboe & English horn; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet & bass clarinet; Amy Harman, bassoon; Martin Owen, French horn; Kristin Lee, violin; Morgan O’Shaughnessey, viola; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; Tim Eckert; double bass

Costume Design by E.B. Brooks. Hair & Makeup Yulitzin Alvarez.

http://www.cameratapacifica.org. Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino, and Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites.

09. May 2015 · Comments Off on Fischoff National Chamber Music Association · Categories: Chamber Music, LiveStream · Tags:

Did you know you can watch the semifinal and final rounds of the competition LIVE!? Give it a go! Young musicians … always encouraging to see and hear.

You can also see past performances.

All the stuff I’ve written about “it’s okay to applaud between movements”? Well, I guess I lied!

I’m just home from a San Francisco Symphony chamber music concert with Yuja Wang. The first half of the program was the Dvorak Piano Quintet, Opus 81, and the second was the Brahms Piano Quintet, Opus 34. The audience applauded between each movement. Not just ones that are so exciting they couldn’t help themselves, but every single movement. It bugged me. It was especially annoying that some had to applaud even before the final notes had sounded fully some of the time. Is this just me being a snob? Is this just me being an old lady? I wonder.

The performances themselves were quite enjoyable. There were some clothing (costume?) choices I found unfortunate, but again, that’s probably just me being too darn picky or something, so I won’t go into all of that here. (I will say, though, that you take away the “must wear black and it must be long” option and you really do open up Pandora’s box!)

Any string players reading this? Have you played those works? Would you think it odd to hear applause after every movement? The players just disregarded it. I would have thought the audience might then have caught on, but they didn’t. And these weren’t just young’uns applauding. The older people in front of me certainly clapped.

Oh well. Guess I’m just a grumpy gus about this.