31. May 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: Videos

Just a bit of “Der Philosoph” — Symphonie Nr.22 — for you (perhaps you can guess why I chose this particular symphony?):

Presto (second movement):


Bob Ward, principal horn of San Francisco Symphony, answers a question about auditions at the symphony’s social network site.

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I think it would have been more fun to hear about his very long audition process.

Ah, auditions. I am quite behind in keeping those up to date here. This week I’m hoping to be able to catch up on the list. In the following weeks I definitely need to go through all my lists of oboe and bassoon players and make all the necessary changes. I have considered retiring those pages, as the work is awfully time consuming, but I’ll see if I can deal with it soon and if it’s not as difficult as I fear I’ll go ahead and keep ’em up; I think some people enjoy those lists. In case you haven’t viewed them, here they are:

31. May 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

I guess I’m just amazed that I set out this goal to see all these Mahler symphonies, and now I have seen all of his amazing symphonies live, thanks to this crazy tour of mine.

31. May 2009 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Purcell: Hear My Prayer