24. February 2014 · Comments Off on Nadia Boulanger – Mademoiselle · Categories: Videos

We must be very careful. You are going to be teachers or performers. As performers you have to play with honesty, not to express yourselves, but to give expression to the work; not to try to say my Beethoven Sonata, my Chopin Scherzo, but a Scherzo, not even by Chopin … a Scherzo that was given to Chopin to write and that no longer needs Chopin to be a masterpiece. It no longer needs a performer or a listener. It needs nothing. It’s just floating in the air, ablaze with light. Then you look at it or you don’t.

A friend loaned me Nadia Boulanger – Mademoiselle. I SO enjoyed this!

24. February 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Breaking in my new really awesome oboe reed! #oboe