05. August 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Oboe, Videos

… no, I’m not talking about a bass voice. I’m talking about string bass. Really.

Quick! Name as many pieces as you can think of written for double bass and oboe. Sorry, time’s up.” Bruce Hodges opened the Juilliard Journal On-Line review of the Vecchione/Erdahl Duo’s cd, It Takes Two… with this question. And even the most ardent classical music enthusiast would be pressed to name one work. The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo of oboist Carrie Vecchione and double bassist Rolf Erdahl answered with an entire cd of works for the two instruments. Two very different instruments played together with amazing results.