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 Re: Course of study
Author: mberkowski 
Date:   2023-01-02 03:47

Again I agree - Ferling as an alternative to the rest of Barret is a good call.

The Ferling etudes are MUCH more interesting musically than the Barret 40 melodies and about on par with the difficulty of the 15 Grand Studies. The 15 are mostly technical exercises whereas the Ferling etudes play more like real thoughtful compositions. They get pretty diabolical once they enter into oboe-hostile keys like D flat major, G# minor.

The fast D major & fast B flat major are an absolute delight to play. And the slow F# minor makes such great use of the low range - it's a key you practically never find in oboe solo literature and the etude sits so perfectly in the middle register against low, dark Chopin-ish chromaticism around the C# dominant. Love it.

Both the slow & fast B major etudes are great too, making it fun to play in an otherwise unfriendly and sloppy-fingering key.

Wow, ok last thing singing the praises of the Ferling book: the oboe Duos Concertante at the end are much better pieces of music than the Barret Sonatas and as a bonus you get a printing of the first oboe from the Beethoven Trio Op 87.


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