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18 September 2008

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RL

The oboe is definitely an endangered instrument. I am reading 'The Oboe' by Burgess & Haynes which is a definitive history of the hautboy and the oboe. I never really 'got' music history until reading this book and now I realize I've got to listen a lot more to get more details. I heartily recommend you this book.

The oboe is a lovely instrument when in the hands of a consummate professional, but an uncontrollable shrill shriek in the hands of someone else. I've taken to the oboe. The music for it is unparalleled and the history is vast and still little known.

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