Me, Myself and Albinoni
I have been a professional oboist for the past 34 years and have always loved performing and listening to the concertos for 2 oboes composed by Tomaso Albinoni. Recording BOTH PARTS has been a long-time dream of mine, but the opportunity never presented itself. Until now.
With the help of this Kickstarter campaign and YOU, I plan to breathe new life into my 2 favorite Albinoni concertos, and offer my first solo recording.
I got the idea over 20 years ago after listening to Wynton Marsalis’ early “Baroque Trumpet” album, where he played multiple trumpet parts dubbed over each other.
I plan to record two of a set of four concertos from the famed "Opus 9" series, using a similar method. This will be the first recording of these concertos using the same oboe player for both parts.
With the help of Producer Scott Jacoby, the sound of a full orchestra will be produced with only seven musicians: one oboe, five string players, and a Harpsichord.
THE FINAL PRODUCT
As a kid, I used to buy records almost as much for the cover art as the music. So, instead of a CD, I plan to release this recording on vinyl. The physically larger format will provide a more visually pleasing experience and will allow me to showcase my dual passion for music and photography.
No record player? No problem! A digital download code will be included on the record label itself.
Risks and challenges
The 2 biggest challenges I face with my project are funding and timing. I have a 6-hr window on a single day to complete it. There are 7 people involved besides myself, and I have to make sure everyone is all set to go on the given day in order to get this done. There is no rain date..The other challenge is funding. this project needs to be fully funded or it simply cant happen. I am committed to making sure it Does happen, therefore I do have a couple of fires burning under me that are going to keep me focused....I feel like this is my first, last and only shot at this type of event, so I am putting my all into it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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