24. May 2019 · Comments Off on How About A Little Rhapsody? · Categories: English horn, Listen, Oboe

Oboenkalsse Weimar – Oboehemian Rhapsody
Our Cover of the famous Bohemian Rhapsody for Oboe, Cor Anglais, Piano and the Guitar
Music: Freddy Mercury/Queen
Our Oboes: Katharina Althen, Sergio Montijano Bares, Leopold Kern,
Sabrina Fürtsch
Cor Anglais: Daniela Juriši?
Brian May guitar solo: Ralf Siedhoff
Piano, arrangement & production: Mykyta Sierov
Camera: Robert Elias Wachholz

22. February 2017 · Comments Off on Mozart à la Beethoven · Categories: Double Reeds, English horn, Listen, Oboe

Beethoven: Variations on Don Giovanni (excerpt)

OFF des musiciens de l’Orchestre de Paris
Oboes: Alexandre Gattet, Benoît Leclerc
English Horn: Rémi Grouiller

24. December 2016 · Comments Off on Hark! The Herald Angels Sing · Categories: Christmas, English horn, Oboe

Beautiful. Bravo, Eugene Izotov! (He is playing oboes 1, 2, 3 and 4 and English horn 1 and 2. Magic!)

03. December 2016 · Comments Off on New To Me · Categories: English horn, NewToMyEars™

Last night as I was driving home from our final Symphony Silicon Valley rehearsal I heard a piece I’d never heard before for English horn and strings. How did I not know about this sweet piece?

Concertino In a Flat Major, Op. 34
English horn and orchestra
I. Preludio
II. Capriccio (05:49)
III. Adagio (13:19)
IV: Finale (21:28)

Jose Antonio Masmano
Corno Inglés

Peter Csaba, Director
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Auditorio Manuel de Falla
Granada, 11 y 12 noviembre de 2011

This time a bit ‘o Bach with Robert Walters on English horn and Noam Elkies on harpsichord.


21. November 2016 · Comments Off on Vasks Concerto for English horn and Orchestra · Categories: English horn

What a fine player, and he makes it look pretty easy! I’m really impressed with this lovely work, too. So far everything I’ve heard by Vasks really works for me.

Peteris Vasks: Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra
English Horn: Takahiro Watanabe
Cond.: Howard Griffiths
Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

16. November 2015 · Comments Off on Monday Morning Music · Categories: Double Reeds, English horn, Oboe, Videos

This is lovely!

Judith Shatin: Love Song
Aaron Hill, Oboe; Laura Smith, English horn (They happen to be married which makes this even more special, don’t you think?!)

29. September 2014 · Comments Off on Good Morning! · Categories: English horn

How about we start the morning off with some English horn?

From the YouTube page (I added the links):
Published on Sep 11, 2013
Recorded during a recital at the eighth annual (2013) Carolyn Hove Master Classes at The Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. The Rilke Song” by composer, Juliana Hall, was originally written for saxophone and piano, and later transcribed for English Horn and piano by the composer.

A really informative video … and so true about our solos!

I always talk to my students about keeping fingers close to keys. We have a “home base” for each finger, as I tell them. Some of you might disagree: I have some friends whose fingers are far away from keys and they play quite well and have no glitches. But still, I suggest younger students always keep their fingers as close to the keys as possible and if they decide they want “flyaway fingers” when they are accomplished players then they can go for it with my blessing … until I hear any glitches, that is!

So listen but also watch this video of Lauren playing oboe and English horn … I like how close the fingers are to keys.

I know next to nothing about video games. Or maybe that’s not true: I really know nothing abut video games. But I guess this music is from some game called Portal.