Posts tagged “required recordings”

January 7, 2014

Required recordings, spring 2014

Here are the recordings I’m requiring my university students to add to their collections this semester (depending on which instrument they play). All are available on CD or for download from Amazon or iTunes. Allan Vogel: Oboe Obsession Amazon (CD) | Amazon (download) Repertoire: Saint-Saëns Sonata, Poulenc Sonata, Britten 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid, Schumann Three Romances, W. F. Bach Duet, Shinohara Obsession.

August 13, 2013

Required recordings, fall 2013

As you know, I require my university woodwind students (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone) to grow their personal listening libraries by a minimum of one recording per semester. Here are this semester’s picks. They are all available from Amazon on CD or MP3 or both (links provided), and also on iTunes. Carolyn Hove: English Horn & Oboe ...

January 7, 2013

Required recordings, spring 2013

As regular readers know, I have my university students (oboists, clarinetists, bassoonists, and saxophonists) each add a new recording to their library each semester. During the course of their respective degree programs, they should each accumulate a nice curated collection of recordings. Here are this semester’s selections: Peter Cooper: Cooper & Marriner Amazon (CD) | Amazon (download) ...

August 30, 2012

Required recordings, fall 2012

Here, once again, are my required recordings for the new semester. These are recordings I select each semester for my university students, a different one for each instrument (I teach oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone), so that over the course of their degree program they build up a collection of great players playing great repertoire. ...

January 9, 2012

Required recordings, spring 2012

It’s a new semester, so it’s time again for required recordings. I think I’ve got an exceptional group of recordings picked out for my students (and myself) this semester: lots of beautiful, virtuosic playing, and  great repertoire. Enjoy: Joseph Robinson: Principal Oboe, New York Philharmonic Find it on: Amazon | iTunes Repertoire: Saint-Saëns Sonata, Piston Suite, Poulenc Trio, Nielsen ...

August 23, 2011

Required recordings, fall 2011

The fall semester has begun, so it’s time for my students to buy their required recordings for the semester. This semester I wanted to address a few glaring gaps in the library my students have built so far: The oboists don’t have anything Baroque yet. The clarinetists don’t have anything by Weber yet. The bassoonists ...

January 18, 2011

Required recordings, spring 2011

Once again it’s time for required recordings. This semester, I’m having my each of my students add a good chamber music recording to their library. The students required to buy these recordings are technically enrolled in applied lessons, which means they study solo repertoire, although I do also coach some of them in chamber music. ...

August 16, 2010

Required recordings, fall 2010

A new semester is starting, and my university students have new required recordings. There are a number of criteria that go into these selections, but I mentioned one in particular back in the spring: So far my two-semester tally, selecting recordings for four different instruments, is six white men and two white women. I’d like to improve ...

January 7, 2010

Required recordings, spring 2010

As I explained back in August, I’m having my university students purchase a required recording every semester. The purpose of this, of course, is to help the students develop good aural concepts of tone, phrasing, expression, vibrato, ensemble, and so forth. To try to learn to play an instrument well without a solid aural concept ...

September 15, 2009

Required recordings, fall 2009

I’m requiring each of my applied students at Delta State to purchase a recording of their instrument this semester as a sort of textbook. A number of them have confessed to me that this will be the first such recording they will own. I plan to require a different recording for each instrument each semester, ...
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