Where Are All The Oboists These Days?
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Where Are All The Oboists These Days?
Apr 30 2010, 05:48 PM
Joined: 17-April 07
Member No.: 10759
Lordy Lord it seems that all the Oboe threads have vanished in my absence..I see there are a couple one about reeds (no surprise there then.. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) ) and one by Notmusicmum about Dynamics but all the Oboe ones seem to have vanished..
I have been on my travels recouperating after a long spell in Hospital, having collapsed at the IDRS last summer in Birmingham on the first evening can you believe it..I wound up in Birmingham city Hospital and then got shipped off a few days later to West Bromwich with my Oboe and Cor in their double case..I would like to add that my dear friend Marsha Burkett a lovely American Oboist came completely to my rescue and ran back and forth to the hospital with messages and gifts from so many of the performers and companies with CD's etc, their genrosity and kindness astounded me..Thankfully I lived to tell the tale but it was a bad time..
So its nice to be back online I thought I would stop by and say hello..I hope everyone is well and enjoying their music making. See you all soon..
May 7 2010, 05:13 AM
Joined: 18-January 10
From: Central America
Member No.: 87755
I am now just now celebrating my second "oboe birthday". My teacher has just thrown the Schumann Romances at me, which is rather daunting and a bit worrying. I don't think I should be allowed to massacre such beautiful pieces and I'm a bit astonished that he's letting me loose on them at all.
My teacher gave Robert Schumann's Romances to me at about the same stage and made me start with the 2nd one, which I think is the hardest of the three. At the time I never questioned his choices but recently I asked him why he had given me such impossibly difficult pieces at such an early stage (this was one, Poulenc was another). He was a bit taken aback and said he had thought of them as challenging, rather than hard.
When I asked him why the 2nd one rather than the 1st or 3rd, he said it was because the 2nd was his favourite and I thought how can he bear to have pupils massacring his favourite pieces.
I agree about No2 and my prof is quite capable of throwing me in the deep end too for the exact same reason. He was in an unusually easy going mood on Tuesday. . . Maybe he's saving it up for when I get back from the UK and he tells me I have to play all 3 in a recital the following week. Or something equally beastly to keep me sweating. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)
I know this is not going to be a popular thing to say but I don't like the Schumann Romances one little bit..Shame on me but I dont, however hard I try, I listen to them and can't find anything about them I enjoy..I find I am quite indifferent to them..surely I can't be the only one..
Oh Andrew you ARE refreshing!
I am still at the puppy love stage with all things oboe related. It's been such a surprise (a pleasant one) to feel that rush of enthusiasm again like discovering the world when you're young and idealistic. 'm enjoying it while it lasts!
However I also look forward to wisening up with the help of the rest of you.
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