04. May 2007 · Comments Off on Hmmm · Categories: imported, Other People's Words

Dalke, by the by, is the concert mistress for the symphony, which if you don’t know what that is, is important. If the conductor is the general then the concertmaster or mistress is the master sergeant. Most importantly, the orchestra tunes to her violin.

Several things about this one:

  • Sally Dalke plays in Opera San José, so it’s fun to see her name in the article and see what she has coming up.
  • A lot of women prefer concertmaster to concertmistress and I haven’t a clue why the writer writes concertmaster as one word but concertmistress as two.
  • And … tunes to her violin ?? … so what the heck happened to the oboist?
  • And yes … I’m doing a bit of blogging as I sit and watch the Giants play. (So far the Bad Guys are ahead 0-2.) Today has been a somewhat odd day, as I had a wonderful (longer than we thought) visit with a friend and then no students (cancellations galore this week). I’m feeling a bit odd — just allergies, I think — so I’ve been good for nothing. Or maybe less than nothing.

    04. May 2007 · Comments Off on Touching Story · Categories: imported, Other People's Words

    One afternoon, Alec pointed toward his CD player (he still couldn’t talk) and pulled out his favorite Boston Pops CD.

    On his own, he found track number four — Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dance of the Tumblers” — and pushed play. Alec lay back in his bed, put his arms behind his head, closed his eyes and began to hum.

    After weeks of simple, monosyllabic communication, Alec was humming a complex, classical tune in perfect unison with the disc. Despite his memory loss and physical handicaps, the music, his mother says, was still inside him.

    “That was the first time I knew it was all there,” she said. “Everything he knew was somewhere in his head, we just needed to get it out. For the first time, I knew he was going to be OK.”

    Full article.

    Senior Oboe Recital
    Catherine Ho, oboe

    R. Planel – Serenade
    R. Schumann – Romance No. 3
    F. Poulenc – Oboe Sonata
    G. P. Telemann – Fantasy No. 2
    M. Arnold – Sonatina for Oboe and Pianoforte

    Saturday, May 26, 2007
    8:00 pm, Campbell Recital Hall
    Stanford University
    Free Admission

    I wish I could go, but I have a video game concert. (Such a contrast from this recital, eh?)

    04. May 2007 · Comments Off on You Know You Wanna Know Too · Categories: imported, Other People's Words

    What classical music goes with chicken?

    Q. My husband and I are huge fans of the Farm and passionate lovers of classical music. While having dinner at our beloved restaurant, we sometimes try to translate the taste of our delicious dishes into classical music works, but have not been able to come up with satisfactory answers. Can you give us some leads?

    Go here to read the answer.

    04. May 2007 · Comments Off on If You Were Thinking About Going To The Opera · Categories: imported

    Forget about it.

    Opera San José has sold out the final two performances.

    (Too bad about that classical music being dead thing, huh?)

    04. May 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

    He said he would like to try out the English horn, which resembles a clarinet, while the French horn is a twined version of a trumpet and a saxophone.

    -from the Daily Herald Tribune (no author given)


    04. May 2007 · Comments Off on Fun! · Categories: imported, Videos

    Beethoven’s Fifth as you’ve never seen it before.

    Unless, of course, you’ve seen this video! 🙂

    04. May 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

    Classical music is an interest of bloodsucking snobs.

    -anaxagoras (RTWT)