20. January 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

I get to play my oboe today!

Concerto BWV 1060, third movement; arr. Matthias Gromer
Mannheim Brass Quintet

Wolfram Lauel, trumpet
Klaus Bräker, trumpet
Reimer Kühn, french horn
Matthias Gromer, trombone
Stefan Heimann, tuba

20. January 2012 · Comments Off on Albrecht Mayer: Truly One of my Faves! · Categories: Oboe, Videos

… but I have to confess seeing the video cracks me up. No way would we sound that way playing outside. I’m glad they do show them in the studio as well. Otherwise my eyes and ears don’t get along very well, if you know what I mean!

Here’s the blurb below from Decca Classics:

The repertoire of the new album revels in the Romantic tradition of the instrument with Schuman’s popular Three Romances and works by contemporaries of Brahms and Liszt composed for Mayer’s instrument: Heinrich Herzogenberg’s Trio for Oboe, Horn, and Piano and August Klughardt’s five fantasy pieces Schilflieder (Song of the Reeds) for oboe, viola, and piano

Albrecht Mayer is joined by outstanding viola player Tabea Zimmermann, horn player Marie-Luise Neunecker, and by Markus Becker at the piano, “unbeatable as a virtuoso, a musical soul painter with great understanding” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

The album title is taken from the title of the work by Klughardt and acknowledges the longing of Romantic music, the acclaimed vocal tone of Albrecht Mayer’s playing, and the reed which gives his instrument its unique voice

20. January 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Only Josh Groban could have a popular song that incorporates an Oboe.