04. June 2008 · Comments Off on Rite! · Categories: Ramble, Symphony

I’m just home from our first Rite of Spring rehearsal.

I just want to say … I love this work!

This is the third time I’ve played this, but the first time for the doubling book. It’s great fun. And no stress. Cool!

04. June 2008 · Comments Off on MQOD · Categories: Ramble

I know your music better than you do. Just sit down!

-Arturo Toscanini, said to Puccini at a dress rehearsal, read in Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe If You Can’t Peel a Mushroom?