27. June 2011 · Comments Off on Oboe Outside My Little World · Categories: OutsideMyWorld™

Aquarela Trio
Jean-Luc Fillon : oboe, english horn
Edu Miranda : mandolin
João Paulo : piano

27. June 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Every time I pick up my violin or oboe I am thankful for having all my fingers.

27. June 2011 · Comments Off on I, Culture Orchestra · Categories: Read Online

No, I’m not saying that I am the culture orchestra. Really!

Following, so he says, in the footsteps of Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner will be honorary conductor of the brand new I, Culture Orchestra. The new group will bring together musicians from across Eastern European states to encourage better cultural understanding between Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. New music specialist Pavel Kotla is the artistic director.


27. June 2011 · Comments Off on If I Didn’t Play Oboe · Categories: I ♥♥♥ This!, Videos

… I was planning on being a cello rock star.

(2CELLOS Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser playing their arrangement of Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N’ Roses)

27. June 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Movies

old film projector of Esther Cinema, in Cinema Hotel, Tel Aviv
(By user: idobi (user: idobi) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

Movies really can’t exist without music. Or most movies can’t. Even when they were silent music was played. So … think you know what the best movie music is? You can see a list of the top 100 and see if you agree with it.

I know absolutely nothing about some movie called “The Tree of LIfe”. Heck, I have to confess I don’t even know who Terrence Malick is. But someone has put together a list of the music used in that film.

And they say classical music is dead.

27. June 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

i wish i learnt how to play the oboe. it just sounds so tragic.

27. June 2011 · Comments Off on He Just Keeps Rolling Singing Along · Categories: I ♥♥♥ This!, Videos

(Kind of funny that they feature his musical theater singing but say he’s a classical music singer … but I love the joy and I love his attitude!)

Why am I here still? Because I love it!

We won’t all get to the Met. Or to New York Philharmonic. Or San Francisco Symphony. Or San Francisco Opera. Or any of the other major symphony or opera companies. We don’t do it because we have to get to those places. We do it because we love it.

Or at least I do, as does Mr. Blakeney.

It’s not often about fame and fortune. It’s frequently about love.