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 Re: American Sound
Author: dreygirl 
Date:   2007-01-10 06:06

First off, I'd say I for the most part agree with cjwright's descriptors of these oboists tones. However, I'd like to add to this discussion of American oboe sounds; while the oboist gallery site is interesting, it unfortunately leaves out some of my favorite American players. Just to name a few that I personally think have developed their own sense of sound in the American spectrum (how ground-breaking they are is completely subjective):

Richard Killmer: in his St. Paul recordings he achieved a sweetness to his tone often attributed to Philly, while also having the breadth of a Mack sound. Not surprising since he's been influenced highly by both "camps."

Kathy Greenbank: many will say she probably sounds much like De Lancie, which you can certainly hear his influence, no doubt. However, IMHO she captures that same "ring" he had without also having the chirp/ rattle in the reed. Thus her sound has the sensitivity, but a little more dimension (don't get me wrong, I adore De Lancie's playing).

Rebecca Henderson: probably one of my favorite oboe sounds out there these days. She has a floaty, smoothness to her sound, especially in the high register which just makes the instrument sing. She has that highly defined core of Philly, but the aura and boldness of tone associated with Cleveland. She's another one who's been influenced by both Mack and De Lancie (and obviously Killmer and Caldwell) and I feel she has elements of all of these sounds, but has developed her own concept. Her sound is one of the more distinctive out there and I can always identify her in a second.



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