12. January 2018 · Comments Off on A Bit Of Mozart · Categories: Listen, MozartMusicMatters™, Oboe

With Eugene Izotov, Ian Swensen, Jay Liu and Jennifer Culp.

Rondo: Allegro from Oboe Quartet in F Major

Always love the bit where the oboe is in 2/4 and the strings are in 6/8.

04. November 2017 · Comments Off on Or Perhaps Goodnight with Mozart? · Categories: Listen, MozartMusicMatters™, Videos

I just can’t resist posting one more before I had off to bed!

Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro Overture for & English Horn
Arr. Andrey Rubtsov

Sophya Belyaeva (oboe)
Olga Gotovtseva (oboe)
Svetlana Usacheva (oboe)
Anna Borisova (English Horn)

11. July 2017 · Comments Off on Too Darn Fun! · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

Mozart Oboe Concerto as you’ve never heard it before!

Oboenkalsse Weimar (Studenten und Absolventen der HfM Weimar)
”Oboenkalsse” ist kein Schreibfehler, sondern der Bandname:) Aber Danke für mehrzellige Hinweise! ;)

Mozart, Concerto KV 314 a-dur for 4 oboes, EH and futujara
Arrangement – Mykyta
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20. April 2017 · Comments Off on A Little Mozart · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™, Oboe

Queen of the Night … for Two Oboes


Celeste Johnson Frehner and Aaron Hill, Oboes

18. April 2017 · Comments Off on A Fave Of Mine · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

Next up with Symphony Silicon Valley is Bach & Mahler with the wonderful Tatsuya Shimono. I always love working with him: he is one fine conductor and is so very musical.

I thought I’d see if he is on YouTube with Mahler 5, since that’s what I will be playing with him, but landed on some Mozart instead. That’ll do. The Gran Partita is one of my absolute faves!

Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra; Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor
Gran Partita (only four movements: Largo – Molto Allegro; Adagio; Tema con 6 variazioni, Andante; Finale: Molto Allegro)

16. April 2017 · Comments Off on Well why not?! · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

I love the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. It’s great fun to sit in the orchestra and play the little oboe part while listening to colleagues play those lovely string instruments.

BUT … well … a transcription? Sure. Why not?

I can just see raised eyebrows and hear the moans and groans. And no, this isn’t a flawless performance. That’s called live music! Perfection is recorded music. Live music is exciting and fun and so much more.

You will immediately notice the oboist holding his instrument so very high. No, we don’t do that here in the US. I’ve always assumed it has something to do with the reeds, since they play such different reeds in other countries. I’m not sure what a Russian reed even looks like!

Below is are the YouTube notes:

W. A. Mozart – Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K.364 (transcription for Oboe & English Horn)

Alexey Konoplyannikov (oboe)
Alexey Sorokin (english horn)
Chamber Orchestra “Instrumental Capella”
Conductor – Vyacheslav Valeev

29. October 2015 · Comments Off on A Mozart Afternoon · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

I just need a little Mozart. How about you?

Lucas & Arthur Jussen playing Piano Duo Sonata K.521: I. Allegro

11. September 2015 · Comments Off on Some Mozart for your Afternoon · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

This is gorgeous!

Mozart: Vorrei spiegarvi oh Dio
Jodie Devos, Soprano; Millenium Orchestra; Leonardo García Alarcón, Conductor

07. September 2015 · Comments Off on Swingle Singers, 1969 · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™

I was wondering if the current group ever does this work when I happened upon all of the movements by a more current (if not THE current) group, but the video is just someone posting their recording with a still photo and I suspect wasn’t put up legally. Oh well.

In any case, yes, they still do it. Here’s the 1969 version of the last movement, though. Gotta love those hair styles, right?

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, last movement.

09. August 2015 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: MozartMusicMatters™, Sunday Evening Music

Mozart: Escultate, jubilate
Julia Lezhenva, Soprano, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra; Aapo Häkkinen, Conductor