13. August 2011 · Comments Off on Enjoy · Categories: Videos

13. August 2011 · Comments Off on Cute! · Categories: Quotes

I want to be a veterinarian and take care of animals. And learn how to dance. And be a chef, and also a famous bassoonist.”

The article is about the Morse Summer Music Academy.

13. August 2011 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

On An Overgrown Path write about some pretty hefty salaries.

I’m not sure what I think. If people are willing to pay, I guess that’s how it goes. And I do wonder how this compares to so many other famous classical folk. (He can only supply what was provided by an anonymous source.) I used to know a few of the fees of some big names, but never would I share the names or the fees here. It just wouldn’t be a good idea. (I also knew about some of their demands when it came to what would be provided to them at the hall in their room(s) and sometimes those demands were pretty amazing.)

But what do you think? Should we begrudge these artists? Is it “fair”? Does “fair” matter?

I don’t ask to be paid that much. I just want what your … hmmm … how about what the average baseball star makes? Would that be okay?

Oh. Never mind.

13. August 2011 · Comments Off on More Photos of the Prestini Oboe · Categories: Oboe

Oops! I forgot to post the rest of the oboe photos yesterday when I said I would. So here they are now. Thanks, Lee!

13. August 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Oboe isn’t the easiest to play. I love seeing my students make progress and breakthroughs.

13. August 2011 · Comments Off on Your New, Improved Porgy & Bess? · Categories: Read Online

It appears that P&B is going on Broadway. So I guess it needs a better ending. Or something.

Read about it here.

Hmmm. How ’bout this for a revival change: Sweeney Todd will recognize his wife rather than what currently happens, she gets her marbles back, and everyone is happy in the end. Oh! And Romeo & Juliet won’t die on Broadway. Whew!

13. August 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

why are all the best oboe parts written with German annotations instead of Italian ones?

Silly Symphony: The Ugly Duckling (1939)

Not quite the way the story went as far as I know, but oh well … cute!

I love the “conversation” between mom & dad when the (not really at all) ugly duckling appears!