28. February 2009 · 3 comments · Categories: BQOD

This symphony [Schubert #9 “The Great”] provides further proof that unless you want your orchestra to sound naked, you must pay up for a good oboe player. A mediocre oboist would hinder the first movement and would utterly destroy the second movement of this symphony.


  1. Boy, isn’t that the truth. Ask me how I know 🙁

  2. Oh dear … you gonna fill me in?

  3. Not really 🙂 Let’s just say been there done that. I don’t play with that group any more. Best decision I ever made.