June 11, 2003
Will Sasha Light A Candle?
I mean Sasha Castel-Dodge. Today is Richard (not Leo or either Johann) Strauss' 139th birthday. Not one of my favorites, but I put his Oboe Concerto on the CD player just now and it's not half bad.
Posted by Dr. Weevil at June 11, 2003 09:42 PM
The oboe is an oft-neglected &/or abused instrument; what a pity, for there are times and places for its unique voice to be heard for the betterment of musicdom!
I managed to ruin Elektra for myself when I saw it. About halfway through Act I, I suddenly thought, "Boy, this would've been really different if Johann Strauss had written it". Hard to keep a straight face after that.