Too. Darn. Cool.
Oh dear … I had no idea the video played without hitting anything. I hate when things do that. I’ve removed it. So sorry, folks!
If you want to watch it go here: vimeo.com/65000591
(100 oboes, students of D. Francisco Salanova, playing together).
Catarroja, Valencia, España. — in Catarroja, Comunidad Valenciana.
A nice little video (although why would a music school cut the music the way they did at the end? Ouch!) …
So interesting to see John Winstead here … some years ago I communicated with him via AIM (gee, remember AIM?). He was in high school at the time, if I’m remembering correctly.
Yes, I can play it in one breath. I demonstrate it on occasion for my students. I’ve certainly heard some of the top players take a breath in the middle, and they also stretch the notes before and after that breath. I do prefer it done more simply, although I might play it slightly slower than this master oboist suggests. Good thing I’m not a principal oboist in a symphony nor am I conductor, eh?
Here is Max Blair playing Ravel (and similar to another masterclass, Mr. Mayer says Ravel’s 92 marking is too fast):
Mary Lynch with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1
And here … “How to Impress in Auditions”
Our auditions are behind the screen so no one can see us. I would still suggest, though, that even behind the screen we act as if anyone can see us. I think when we play with that attitude we play better. I also suggest we know our music well enough that if the music should fall off the stand we keep going.
It’s so interesting to hear young players. My suggestion to most is “LINE LINE LINE!” Not just notes, but think line … think of where it’s going, what it’s saying ….
I know the name Justin Bieber. I know everyone likes to make fun of him, aside from young girls who, from what I’ve heard, go crazy over him. I know what he looks like: a little kid, really, although I don’t know if he’s all that young. [Patty goes on Wikipedia to look that up.] Okay, he’s a whopping 19. Anyhoo, he has a song called Beauty and the Beat and it’s been turned Baroque-ish. Sort of. Made me smile.
I went to a YouTube video to read the real words and I think it was “We’re going to party like it’s 3012 tonight”.
I just love this:
Friedrich Curschmann: Blumengruß
Sylvia Schwartz (dressed as Carmen), soprano
Annette Dasch (dressed as Brünnhilde), soprano
Daniela Fally (dressed as Adele), soprano
Katrin Dasch, piano
I don’t know why, but I’m in a melancholy sort of space. It happens. For some reason this music is good for me. I love Telemann!
Andrew Balio, trumpet
Katherine Needleman and Jane Marvine, oboes
Fei Xie, bassoon
Ugh … if I embed the video it plays automatically. That’s crummy.
Instead just go to this.
I know some will relate to this. Me? No more, no more ….
I Cinque Elementi Wind Quintet & the New Chicago Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet with Alessia Toffanin and Kara Benyas.
Live from Sala Carmeli – Ellis Island A/R Festival
Kind of cute! Just little bits of WindSync’s show ….