… or is it King of the Oboe? Hmm.

Great fun!

W.A. Mozart
“Die Zauberflote”, K. 620
“Queen of the Night” aria – arrangement for 2 oboes
Eugene Izotov – Oboes 1 & 2

Really now …

I guess I just need to have a fun morning. This is helping. BEST use of reed shavings EVER.

I even recognized some of the pop stars. Of course the ones I know are the older folks. Go figure. But hey, this is fun!

Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/music
The Beach Boys’ masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music.
See who’s who in the video: bbc.in/1vUMGLp

Or how about two “pretties”? One from him, one from yours truly …

Performance on October 26, 2013 at SUNY Fredonia.
Composed by Rebecca Pellet
Oboe – Colin Maier


I love choirs. I mean I REALLY love them. I wish I had a good voice. I wish I could sing. I sing, instead, through my instruments.

When I find something like this, with high school students singing, it brings me such joy and makes my heart happy. Okay, really it makes me cry. Just because it hits me that way. This is from the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir (TMEA: Texas Music Educators Association)

I know, I know, I’m a goofy sappy person. But maybe it’ll hit some of you as well. In any case, how wonderful to see SO many high school students making music together, don’t you think?

I posted a snippet before. Now there’s this! Bravo!

Denmark’s best known woodwind quintet CARION celebrates Denmark’s best known composer’s 150th anniversary with this brand new recording his masterpiece – Quintet op. 43

Recorded in Carlsberg Museum (Old Glyptothek), Copenhagen

Dora Seres, flute
Egils Upatnieks, oboe/english horn
Eg?ls Š?fers, clarinet
David M.A.P. Palmquist, horn
Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon


I don’t know if the device attached to the English horn is to check intonation, to amplify, or something else completely. Anyone out there know?

From the YouTube page (since the video isn’t really all about the English horn):
El?na Garan?a performs Gounod’s “Repentir” from her new album “Meditation” on Deutsche Grammohpon.


Order the CD: www.smarturl.it/Garanca_Medit_CD
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El?na Garan?a presents a beautiful selection of spiritual music dedicated to the eternal search and longing for inner peace. El?na Garan?a is joined on this recording by her husband, the well-known Gibraltan conductor Karel Mark Chichon OBE.

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New York Polyphony sings Arthur Sullivan’s “The Long Day Closes”

A film by Matt Dine

His note on the YouTube page: “My new film about Albrecht Mayer and his AM155 model oboe by Gebrüder Mönnig” (Well, I added the umlauts!)

It’s fascinating to watch an oboe being made. At least I found it so!

Mönnig oboes