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Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-05-15 23:41

When I was growing up, I was guided into violin because my mother's father had played it, apparently pretty well. My first owned record was a 33rpm (remember those?) of Heifetz encores . That greatly influenced me and I loved to listen to it. Later, my college teacher was French, and his style also influenced me. I love many of the great violin concertos to this day, although they no longer move me like my favorite brass works; tastes change as you get older.

But I am now searching for inspirational oboe literature. I love the sound of the instrument or I would not be putting the effort into it that I am. I just listened to the Strauss oboe concerto by a well known oboeist and have no argument with musicality or technique. It is the concerto itself that doesn't really move me. I can say almost similar things with the Strauss horn concerti, that yeah they are neat and really ring my "horn chimes" but I like the tone poems just so much better. I'd much rather get to play horn on Don Juan than Strauss #1.

So for oboe, what should I seek out and listen to? I'm not that nuts about baroque and pre-baroque, to start with (having played too much of that in my earlier violin years.) What is out there that I just don't know about, that I can use to ring my oboe chimes? I tend towards romantic, impressionistic, not wildly atonal and not "technique show-off" pieces.

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