Accuradio has an all oboe station. Just go to the classical page and you can’t miss it.

Now is that just incredibly cool or what?!

I’ve already heard some very nice recordings after posting the above. My only complaint, really, is that, similar to a lot of radio stations these days, we don’t hear the full work, but just one movement. Ah well. It’s still great to have this available. Only about an hour ago a student was yakking with me via instant message and asked about recordings … if I had known about this I would have told her to go listen there to get an idea of what—and who—she liked before purchasing something. You can definitely hear a difference in sound when you go from Alex Klein to Hansjörg Schellenberger to Heinz Holliger to Thomas Indermuhle!

11. June 2007 · Comments Off on A Bicycling Bassoonist? · Categories: imported, Ramble

… or is he a Bassooning Bicyclist?

11. June 2007 · Comments Off on Peter Gabriel and Oboe? · Categories: imported, Ramble

So I realize I know very little about certain genres of music, and while I’ve heard of the band Genesis (they still perform?), and I know the name Peter Gabriel, I don’t immediately get any tunes in my head, and I certainly didn’t realize Gabriel played oboe. Anyone else want to fill me in on this? Is (was … does he still play?) he any good?

(I learned about this here but no, I didn’t download anything… wasn’t sure it was legal, for one thing.)

11. June 2007 · Comments Off on Opera has gone to the dogs · Categories: imported, Miscellaneous

Or is it “How much is that doggie in the opera?”

Dress your dog as an opera character! You know you want to.

Read it to believe it.

11. June 2007 · Comments Off on SCU Oboes! · Categories: imported, Photos

Thanks, Caroline and Rebecca, for a great year. I was so thrilled to get to attend your final concert of the year … you were both wonderful in that performance, and I hope you were quite pleased and proud of your work.

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11. June 2007 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: imported, Quotes

If someone were to proclaim me a pupil of Monet, I’d be very pleased.

-Claude Debussy