02. May 2011 · Comments Off on Oboe Outside My Little World · Categories: OutsideMyWorld™

Zuckerkandle by Rembrandt Ferichs
Yoram Lachish – oboe
Rembrandt Frerichs – piano
Tony Overwater – bass
Vinsent Planjer – tombak, drums

02. May 2011 · Comments Off on Changing A Name · Categories: Read Online

A reputation for being stuffy, snobbish and out of date is not the easiest thing to break through when selling an art form.

But contemporary classical music has long struggled with such public attitudes – which is why the lauded Sydney composer Paul Stanhope, for one, is pleased Australia’s longstanding Classical Music Awards have been renamed the Art Music Awards.

I know some people who are in other music worlds are annoyed when we call classical music “art music”, as it might imply that their music isn’t artistic. So is this a good solution? What other name might one give “Classical Music”? Thoughts?


02. May 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Just played “wish you were here” with oboe and accordian accompaniment. Wierd!

02. May 2011 · Comments Off on TangoTime™ · Categories: TangoTime™

Piazzolla: One Way Tango (?)

Here’s the info given:

Tango video with musicians and dancers. Cello, oboe, bass and great accordéon :))) we just played for 2 hours and captured it.Dennis Osver -coprincipal oboist at “New Russia” Symphony conductor Y. Bashmet, Cello -Konstantin Shmyrev Great cello soloist and sound engineer , Evgeniy Altudin – accordeon and Mihail Hohlov-bass. arrangement dennis Osver and Kostya Shmyrev. Sound in the clip made by Kostya in his studio on Prechistenka street. Video captured on Canon Mark ii 2

02. May 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Whew we can still be friends, strings and woodwinds (Oboe) get along. There is the rivalry between Brass and Wwinds

02. May 2011 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment, Videos

… because sometimes you don’t even need an oboe to enjoy something. (I know, I know, that’s hard to believe!)

“It does not really surprise me” that so many orchestras and operas are struggling, says Tim Page, professor at the Thornton School of Music and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing on classical music. “What really surprised me is that it is getting into the big leagues. .. The small orchestras are probably going to bite the dust. … I say that with great sadness.”

So, are you wondering? The names I saw on the list came as no surprise to me. Here’s the first page of the article, and on this second page you’ll find the list.