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Unformatted text preview: infidelity on the champagne. In the waltz, Strauss uses accidentals at the beginnings of measures that resolve at the ends, so it is easy for the oboist to gets his fingers tied. Also, because of the repeated rhythm, it is important to keep the same note lengths for each rhythmic sentence. The solo at the Andante con moto is very expressive and requires the oboist to use the full range of dynamics in their instrument. The strings are accompanying during the solo, so while playing expressively, it is also required to project the solo over the strings. The two recordings I listened to were Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Fran ois Leleux, oboist, and the Los Angeles Opera conducted by Placido Domingo. I could not find the name of the oboist at the time the recording was made....
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- Fall '07