Monthly Archives: August 2013

Franck: Symphony in D minor, or the result of too much time and too many scores

So I’ve moved off to college and I’ve settled down nice and good. What does the really entail? Basically I’m spending most of my time either in music classes, writing music/practicing, or in the score library. I visited the library … Continue reading

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How many contrabassoons is too many?

This is one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. It’s not that it’s bad, but the fact that this exists is disturbing. Nine contrabassoons, and bagpipe, or at least I think that’s a bagpipe, because what it … Continue reading

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Nielsen: Wind Quintet

I dig the music of Carl Nielsen. He is a bad-ass in about every way. Being a wind player myself, I love his wind writing in his symphonies, mostly because it is so insane: The 5th symphony is also a … Continue reading

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