01. October 2009 · Comments Off on Hmmm … Contest, Anyone? · Categories: Ramble, Videos

The kind people (or person … hello Dana!) at Sony have offered up the video, non-embedded style, of the “At Home” video. (How ’bout that home of Joshua Bell’s, eh?)

So here’s video …

… and I’m wondering about a contest. Anyone interested in winning a CD of this? I’m pondering setting up a little contest. Stay tuned! 🙂

How does one distInguish between good and bad classical music?

I just listened to Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor and it sounded amazing. I don’t ever listen to classical music, so I’m wondering how a classical work could be considered mediocre or bad? What is there to listen to in classical music that lets one decide how good it is?

Gee, how to go about answering that question!

I read it here.

There is what appears to be a very carefully put together bassoon site called Music and the Bassoon by Kristin Wolfe Jensen. I’m going to guess this took ages to do. I’ve only started to investigate. It includes instructional videos and music. And no, I am not about to do something this extensive. I can’t even imagine how long it took her to do this! Check it out, you bassoon players … tell me what you think!

(Oh … anyone find the mistake on this page? It’s bound to happen with a site like this … but look carefully at the music. I’m going to guess it’ll be corrected quickly, so it might even be gone by the time some of you click on the link.)

Here’s a bit of bassoon music — Famous Bassoon Quartets Through the Ages, actually — for you from Eastman School of Music.

Bassoons are often known as the buffoons of the orchestra. I simply have no idea why!

Okay … let me give you something more serious. Shame on me, eh?

Um …

Oh never mind! 🙂

I’ve now heard from three readers who can no longer leave comments here. I’m guessing there are even more. I am so sorry! I haven’t a clue why you suddenly can’t log in. I’m not sure how to solve the problem. Do be sure you are signing in exactly as you typed your user name — spaces, caps and all. But even that, I know, has not work for at least one of you (and I’m guessing all). Ack! Is this a WordPress problem, I wonder? It’s frustrating, to be sure. Perhaps I’ll have to nix the whole membership thing, but I do filter out thousands of spam comments because of how things are set up.

Oh WordPress … can you explain the problem?

In any case, I’m sorry. I enjoy your comments, and I miss them.

01. October 2009 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

i think oboe players are from mars. they dont have to breathe!