28. April 2011 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

(But why do I feel like I should be holding a drink in my hand. Probably just me …?)

Pentaedre plays Dizzy Gillespie’s Dizzyness

28. April 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Giovanni Maria Trabaci · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Giovanni Maria Trabaci (c1575-1647)
Gagliarda Seconda detta La Scabrosetta [a5]

28. April 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD · Tags:

A kid somewhere in my apartment complex is learning how to play the recorder…. is this God’s way of getting back at me for playing my oboe outside back in middle school?

28. April 2011 · Comments Off on Leonardo’s Bridge · Categories: Opera, Read Online

A bridge over Istanbul’s Golden Horn was a dream of Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci. The letter that he wrote to an Ottoman sultan 500 years ago to propose the bridge was found in 1950 and now his dream is about to come true. As well as the bridge, world-reknowned maestro Daniel Nazareth has composed an opera titled ‘Leonardo’s Bridge’ and it will premiere in Istanbul in 2012


28. April 2011 · Comments Off on Torlef Borsting, Baritone · Categories: Opera

Meet Torlef, an artist in residence with Opera San José. He is singing Marcello in La bohème.

28. April 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

2 for 1 today:

My neighbour has been learning the Oboe for about 2 months. I now hear the Pink Panther theme in my sleep.

followed by:

I did the oboe at school. Row row row the boat was my sound