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Poulenc Oboe Sonata

Schellenberger, former principal oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic, teaches and explains the details that shape this wonderful Oboe Sonata by Poulenc. Topics covered are: Sound, reeds, projection, airstream, finger technique, embouchure, attack of notes. 'An old hand on the double reed, a new face on the rostrum.' Such words could be used to describe the present stage in the musical career of Hansjörg Schellenberger. For many years he was first oboist with the Berlin Philharmonic; he also taught at its music school, and from 1983 to 1997 was responsible for the ensemble's activities in the field of recording and television appearances. In short, as he said himself, and as his lifestyle demonstrated, the quiet life was never on his agenda.


01 Chapter 1: Poulenc Sonata


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