Category Archives: classical music

all about that figured bass

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One of the best parts of being a parent is how your childrens’ interests shape and enhance your own life. Because of Opie and her sister, I know now more about gymnastics and American Girl dolls than I ever expected knowing, as well as guinea pigs and flower fairies.

The oboe has come with its own sets of interests branching off into the unknown. Continue reading

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best laid plans

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We went to one of the free summer concerts today: Longwood Symphony Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade playing “The Firebird” and “Gaîté Parisienne.” I was determined to make it a success — checked for oboe parts, found out how long the pieces last, looked up the stories of the ballets so we could read while we listened, and maybe appreciate the music a little more. Brought a picnic and blanket. I was looking forward to it because I’m not sure I have ever heard either of these.

Except when we got there the program had totally changed.

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