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 What sort of oboe do you play and why
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-08-17 04:34

I have often wondered what drives people to a particular maker or instrument. For myself, because I am not playing professionally now, I play on an open ring system Louis oboe and Cor that were made in the 1930s. They are dual system and fully automatic. The reason - I played a similar cor that belonged to Adelaide Con back in the late 70's and loved it. I always told myself if a Louis cor came up anywhere and I had the means, I would buy it. Well one did, (along with matching oboe)and it meant for me going back to thumbplate after many years of playing Conservertoire, and then there were learning new fingering for the 3rd octave notes. it was causing a conflict with my oboe ( Fossati) so I bought the matching oboe and sold my Fossati. I love the sound of the Louis, very different from modern instrument, but is lovely and has a lot of character. it also locks in well to its tonal centre.

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