08. May 2009 · Comments Off on Just Sayin’ · Categories: Ramble

Even a rotten reed deserves clean teeth.

And you can quote me on that.

08. May 2009 · Comments Off on Absolutely! · Categories: Reviews

Principal bassoon Deborah Kramer’s solo in the fourth movement was a consummate statement of existential anguish; you will not hear it better played in any orchestra.

Richard Scheinin’s review is so true. Debbie was incredible. No. Question.

08. May 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Working on oboe reeds. oh the humanity

08. May 2009 · Comments Off on A Little Taste & Bernstein/Shostakovich · Categories: Symphony, Videos

Below is Shostakovich, playing the end of the piano concerto SSV is doing this week with Jon Kimura Parker:

Here is Bernstein talking about Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:

Part 7:

(Of course I’m on my way out the door, so I don’t even have time to check these out … but I began the first one and I’m now listening to the last. I’ll have to get to the remainder later … UCSC calls!)

… oh, and do note the Viennese oboes!