February 25, 2020

A new Oboe Reed Making Video Demonstration

Here is the first video in a small series by oboist Pierre Roy. He takes an oboe reed from blank to finished reed in these videos. They are fantastic and I will post all of them up here. Worth the time to watch.     Reed in Stages Normally I make the oboe reed not […]

Watch The Master John Mack Make An Oboe Reed

I thought I would start off this set of oboe reedmaking videos with the master, John Mack. Need I say more. This is a very rare video of Mr. Mack making an oboe reed from start to finnish. Well woth a look. OICMF John Mack oboe reed primer In 2001, legendary oboist John Mack performed […]

Some More On Oboe Reed Openings

First off, I have not posted in quite awhile. Lots of stuff…sorry. i will try and post more often now. Some good resources are available. So lets get on with the topic at hand. Oboe reed openings. I am constantly looking for new stuff and trying everything I can think of that might help me […]

How To Get a Better Opening On An Oboe Reed

I have had several people ask me about openings on their oboe reeds, specifically how to make them a bit bigger and more stable. Here is part of an email which I received from Eli: “It has to do with the cane I buy, the gouge of that cane, the way I tie it on, […]

Here is a video of one of my favorite oboists, Liang Wang playing the first movement of the Mozart Oboe Quartet. Other movements will be on the way this week. Enjoy!  


Albrecht Mayer and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Here is a program on demand that features Albrecht Mayerand the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Here are theĀ  details Program details: Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24 Mozart: Andante for Oboe and Orchestra in C Major, K. 315 Bach: Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055 Andrew Norman: Apart, Together (Project 440 commission, World Premiere) Haydn: Symphony […]

The Curtis Factor-A Wonderful Story

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/131474208.html Go check out this article on www.philly.com. It is all about the Curtis Institute and I found it very interesting. Have a look.

On Demand Mozart and Britten

    Here is the latest from Delmar…Thanks   The Mozart is the first piece, and the Britten is the first piece after intermission. ON DEMAND audio for 30 days until Dec. 22: F. Leleux plays Mozart Oboe Quartet and Britten Phantasy Quartet. http://sites.radiofrance.fr/francemusique/_c/php/emission/popupMP3.php?e=80000056&d=425005176 l Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart Quatuor en Fa majeur K.370 (1781) Serge Prokofiev […]

What Does Response Really

We always hear that you should have a responsive oboe reed. So what does that mean? Well, basically it means that all of the notes come out when you want them to come out. Can you have a good responding reed with a lot of resistance? Yes. The thing is, resistance is a very personal […]

Cleveland Orchestra Live Broadcast

Listen LIVE at 8pm Saturday (no archive) here: http://www.wclv.com/page.php?pageID=64 CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA 8:00 PM ET Severance Hall The Cleveland Orchestra Ton Koopman, conductor Teresa Wakim, soprano BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 BACH – Cantata No. 202 (Wedding Cantata) BACH – Sinfonia, from BWV209 BACH – Sinfonia, from BWV42 BACH – Suite No. 3 in D […]