28. May 2010 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau! · Categories: Birthdays!

He is 85 today!

He paints and conducts too:

… but can he make an oboe reed?

Thanks to Thomas Meglioranza for alerting me to this birthday via his Facebook page.

28. May 2010 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Pleasure · Categories: English horn, Oboe, Videos

I do hope they put more up! This is really wonderful! (I would like my students to note the half hole work … no “half hole hop”, no slide … just a nice clean pivot.)

PS Dan has a trio up at his site, too. 😉

28. May 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Good night. P.S : I want a MacBook, Oboe and Cello 🙂

28. May 2010 · 5 comments · Categories: Oboe

One man’s firewood is another man’s oboe talks about African blackwood. I’ve always called it grenadilla, some say mpingo (but I can’t pronounce that!), I’ve heard it called ebony, and from what I read here I guess it’s all one and the same. And it’s a threatened species.