06. October 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: BQOD

I’m buying the $12,000 oboe.

(I can’t even imagine!)

06. October 2010 · Comments Off on Another Yahoo Question … · Categories: Yahoo! Answers

Sometimes I just can’t resist posting these!

What opportunity awaits me if i become a oboe player(oboist)?

i really want to become oboist but what career awaits me? please help…

Soooo many things one could say in response, yes?

There is already one answer provided, but perhaps some readers want to join in …?

06. October 2010 · 4 comments · Categories: FBQD

99 on my music history exam. So close to being perfect. Forgot an oboe was a double reed.

Research by British company Privilege Insurance shows motorists who listen to classical, alternative or rock music are less likely to have an accident than drivers who listen to dance or pop music.

Really? Really?!

Oh. Maybe not.

I read the article here. And I dunno … if you are truly listening to something can’t it be distracting no matter the style?

“You can’t possibly hear the last movement of Beethoven’s Seventh and go slow.

-Oscar Levant (trying to talk his way out of a speeding ticket)

06. October 2010 · Comments Off on Recital Encore · Categories: Recital Encore

Sarah Hamilton, oboe; Mark DuBois, oboe; Laura Koepke, bassoon; Harry Jacobson, bass; Jonathan Mann, harpsichord

Recorded live in Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia on the 10/15/2009 Faculty Showcase Concert.

06. October 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Captain America once said, “Twas music that soothed the savage beast.”

Okay … is this true? I’m not exactly an expert on Captain America (ummmm … who is Captain America?).

I do know this, though:

Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

-William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1

06. October 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Glad Sam just woke me up. Was trying to play Peter & the Wolf on a home-made oboe and my reed kept breaking. Plus, I don’t play the oboe.

(Now there’s a dream for you!)

06. October 2010 · Comments Off on Conductor Lorin Maazel … · Categories: Conductors, Videos

There are other videos at Maestro Maazel’s “Maestro TV”.

06. October 2010 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: Bassoon, Clarinet, For Your Listening Enjoyment, Oboe, Videos

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