Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Serenade

I heard something I really liked on Monday night as I was driving home from one of my finals. It was Dvorak's "Serenade for Winds in d, opus 44". Simply amazing!

I am really startig to think that it might actually be better to play in a smallish ensemble than in a big orchestra. I mean I would still love to play a symphony but there is so much out there for smaller ensembles, pieces which really showcase all the instruments and which sound like a lot of fun to play.

Someday! I've been bad bad bad with my practicing because of finals. I need to get back on track!

But first I must catch up on sleep. I've gotten around 16 hours for the last 4 nights combined.

3 comments:

dulciana said...

I'm sure that at just the right moment when you're ready, there will be an ensemble with an opening for you! Merry Christmas!

infinity said...

Congratulations on your discipline, hard work, and passion. I just began practising my oboe again today, the first time in seven years. It felt great. I just wanted to see what some other oboists had to say about the instrument. Thanks for writing down your thoughts. I especially liked the part where you listed your goals (since I can use a few of those myself).

patty said...

Oh ... I'll have to see if I can find some other wind works you might like! Off the top of my head there's the Strauss and the Mozart Grand Partita. NOTHING like works for winds like these!