17. December 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online, Reviews

Nine extras, six string players, two brass and an oboist were added to the group, though I’ve no clue why anyone would use a MIDI wind controller to imitate an oboe while the real deal is sitting 15 feet away, silently on the lap of an actual oboist.

I read it here.

17. December 2010 · Comments Off on Not Your Neighborhood Nutcracker · Categories: Nutcracker

I’d not even heard of this until I read about it at Classical Notes.

Somehow I don’t think I’ll be going to see this. (But when do I go see movies anyway?)

More clips:

17. December 2010 · Comments Off on BachTrac™ · Categories: BachTrac™

Northumbrian Smallpipes
Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Chris Evans

17. December 2010 · Comments Off on I Read it Online … · Categories: Read Online

so it must be true.

The oboe is the hardest instrument to play …

Well … DUH.

I read it here.

17. December 2010 · Comments Off on Are You Addicted? · Categories: Auditions

“There’s something addicting about taking auditions,” Pearlman said. “You want to get better. You want to pass more rounds. You want to get to the finals. You want to win the job.”

I most certainly was never addicted to auditions. Fortunately I was blessed to land my orchestra position when I was a young’un and I was happy where I landed so I didn’t do many auditions. Whew!

Read the article if you want to read more about Jessica Pearlman.

It’s a twofer today (Oberlin bassoons must have such fun!):

Veni Veni Emmanuel
this arrangement is by Kodaly