19. August 2009 · Comments Off on Ah, Yes … · Categories: Read Online

After we had talked about an hour about the brightness and joyfulness of the piece, the upper-register challenges, the complicated fingerings–English-horn keys are a bit clunky compared with the oboe, Cally told me–and other musical matters, I got to the question of reeds. For all the stuff she needs to do in this concerto, what must her reed be like for these concerts?

Cally sighed the sigh of the double-reed tribe. Then said, “It needs to be spectacular…. It needs to be a really hot piece of cane.”

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19. August 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

i’m trying to fall asleep with the baby banging on my door and OBOE SUSAN playing her OBOE next door

19. August 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: Links

I thought this was pretty darn funny in a sad sort of way. (Because it’s sort of true ..?)

… in other news, I have to get ready to go to the dentist. How sad is that? My fear of the dentist continues. Sigh.