02. June 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: TQOD

@stephenfry I know someone who plays the hecklephone. It’s like a cross between an oboe and a bassoon. 🙂

(Yes, I have a series going this time. One more for tomorrow and I’ll stop. Maybe.)

02. June 2010 · Comments Off on You Can Keep Your Shirt On · Categories: Videos

Sting plays Bach with no shirt. You just never see a male oboist playing Bach with no shirt. Believe me, if it was on YouTube I’d probably have seen it by now. (Oh … and I never do stretches like that before I play … you?)

02. June 2010 · Comments Off on Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox competition for oboe · Categories: Announcements

Repertoire for the 2011 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox competition for oboe

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 30th annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for oboists in the summer of 2011 at the annual conference in Tempe, AZ, USA. Further details will be available in the competition brochure and on this website in early fall. For questions, please contact Margaret Marco, mmarco [at] ku [dot] edu.

Competition Repertoire:

1. J.S. Bach
G Minor Sonata, BWV 1030b
movements 2 and 3, no repeats (Edition Peters)
2. Dirk-Michael Kirsch
movements 3, 4 & 5 (Accolade Musikverlag)
3. Henri Dutilleux
movements 1 and 2 (Alphonse Leduc)
4. Clara Schumann
Romance No. 2 for Violin (oboe), Op. 22 (Beitkopf und Haertel)
5. Bohuslav Martinu
Concerto (Eschig) (entire concerto; final round only)

I found it here.

02. June 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Classical music and modern music differ in many key ways. The most obvious way is their respective time periods.

News you can use.