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LSO's principal oboist recovers from split reed like a pro

This oboe soloist’s reed split mid-solo… but he recovered like an absolute pro


Mariah Carey with an oboe

13 unbelievable oboe solos you didn’t even notice in pop music

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10 extremely simple things musicians can do every day to make life a little easier

Alexander Armstrong: Upon a Different Shore

Alexander Armstrong plays oboe on his second album, ‘Upon a Different Shore’

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The 13 worst things to happen to a classical musician

jeremy irons oboe the mission

Jeremy Irons pretending to play the oboe is hilariously inaccurate

Musical orbit

How do you conquer stage fright? Should you ever play for free? 12 classical professionals tackle the most frequently asked muso questions

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Which musical instrument are you? The quiz...

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The 10 worst things about playing the oboe

john williams oboe concerto

John Williams oboe concerto celebrates 81st birthday

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Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe


Albinoni - Oboe Concerto in D minor Opus 9 No. 2