29. June 2020 · Comments Off on Fun … and Very Well Played · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, Teaching · Tags: ,

Brava to Bernice Lee for doing both parts of the Ferling! It’s so clever how she looks as if she is looking at the “other” player (herself) when of course no one would be there in real time. I’m not sure how she made that image at the end!

Ferling – Duo Concertante for 2 Oboes, Op. 13 (Rondo)

Duets are something I really miss while teaching online. I’ve suggested to students that they record one part and play along with that, but it’s not like the two of us playing together (I nearly always ended a lesson with a duet). I’m starting to ponder how to teach here. The other day I walked by a house when I saw a guitar student get out of her car, carrying her guitar, a chair, and a stand. I thought, “Oh dear … NO MASK? And she has a lesson?!” Well, as it turned out, she set up on the porch at the house. The teacher was inside the house, with the door opened (but she had a screen door closed). Hm. Perhaps I can do something like that if students are up for it. I’m still not willing to handle instruments or reeds, but at least we could play duets!

Eugene Izotov continues to put together amazing videos. Please enjoy!

W.A. Mozart: “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” from The Magic Flute
Eugene Izotov (oboe 1 & 2)

07. April 2020 · Comments Off on Tuesday Morning Music · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , ,

Enjoy this bassoon duo:

Fei Xie, Principal Bassoon
J. Christopher Marshall, bassoon

Mozart’s Sonata for Two Bassoons, K. 292

At Home Performances
Orchestra Hall may be temporarily closed, but our musicians are still practicing and performing and want to continue to share their music with you. Enjoy this ongoing series of small concerts created for all of us, directly from our musicians’ homes.

View the series: www.minnesotaorchestra.org/athome