30. July 2011 · Comments Off on Fantastic Young Musicians! · Categories: Ramble

Gidon Kremer may have issues with the Verbier Festival (I blogged only a very little about that here, but I just listened to the orchestra play an act of Walküre with Valery Gergiev, conductor, Frank van Aken (Siegmund), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), Matti Salminen (Hunding) and it was absolutely fantastic! I had recently subscribed to Medici TV for the year, and I’m very thankful I did. I’m really enjoying it. When they don’t have a live performance I can listen to, they have a multitude or recorded concerts to hear. It’s well worth the expense. For me, anyway!

But boy, these young musicians! Whoever was playing principal oboe was just wonderful … expressive with a great sound. I think it might be a young man by the name of Max Blair, but I can’t be certain. If I find out who it was for sure I’ll update this. The roster gives me this, but it’s just an alphabetical list:

Max Blair, USA
Vincent Boilard, Canada
Vicente Castello Sansaloni, Spain
Jennifer Christen, USA

30. July 2011 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Flute, clarinet, and oboe trio between myself and some of my good friends. I love this piece because it’s so weird – but then I’ve always been impartial to 20th century music 🙂

… the work was a 20th century work, btw.

30. July 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I just found an Oboe in my room…. I forgot I had one.

30. July 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: TQOD

the english horn is like an oboe on steroids

Mickey & Minnie – Hansel and Gretel

And so I’ve decided to put a halt to the Saturday Morning Cartoon. I’m sure I could find more, but I’ve grown weary of the search, and sometimes I choose poorly. If you want to watch some oldies just go to YouTube and search on cartoons + “classical music” … you’ll probably find ’em that way!

(Of course if I get too many “Shoot, we waited all week for these I might change my mind, but I have a sneakin’ suspicion only a very few really watched what I posted. Yes?)