Started by LKB, March 19, 2023, 07:38:11 AM
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Quote from: VonStupp on April 02, 2023, 01:07:22 PMI never really had an appreciation for the oboe until I heard Lothar Koch, the principal oboe in Berlin during HvK's years. He really made that instrument sound like pure heaven, and is one (of many) reasons I look forward to Karajan recordings.Oboe is also handy if you need a duck sound! VS
Quote from: LKB on April 03, 2023, 07:23:43 AMIt was Lothar Koch who really caught my attention as well. His playing on von Karajan's recordings was the major motivating factor in my taking up the instrument, and l initially modeled my playing on what l thought he was doing ( having no teacher, l needed this sort of inspiration ).Many or most American students back then disliked the German sound, and whenever l related my infatuation with Koch's playing they were truly shocked. But l was somewhat antisocial in those days, and it really didn't bother me much. I think Koch's best years with the BPO ( at least on recordings ) were from the mid-1960's to the mid-1970's. His recording of the Strauss concerto is still my favorite, and his playing in the first von Karajan Brahms cycle is nearly unearthly in places, almost beautiful beyond belief in the Third Symphony. As an aside, my handle here stands for " Lothar Koch's Boy ".
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on April 03, 2023, 12:08:05 PMHow would you describe the "German sound back then" vs.??PD
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