So yes, I nailed the run. But does it make it any easier for the next time?

Nope. Not at all! Not with the way this silly head works.

I have figured out what part of my issue is with the thing: it’s actually slower than I am thinking it’s going to be. I don’t know if it was faster the last time we did this opera (we had a different conductor and he definitely took other parts faster), or if I just have a faster tempo in my head. But it throws me to have it slower … which is rather silly, don’t you think?

So below is the oboe solo … and at that tempo it does sound mighty easy. And to think I’ve been practicing it so much faster.

My favorite moment in Cosi is the beginning here, and following that is my favorite favorite moment.:

Here’s another version of the “favorite favorite” (with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, which I think explains the lower pitch):

30. January 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

and then told me like five times “You know, I’ll play like Bach on my harmonica, it’s just intonation, not meantone”