Category Archives : Music


Rossini Listened Here

Yesterday I got the chance to play a clarinet that is almost 200 years old! I was up in the Richmond visiting Daniel Deitch for some tweaks on my Buffet R-13 soprano Bb clarinet and repairs to a friend’s oboe, and spotted this clarinet in his workshop. It’s a “simple system” boxwood C clarinet made […]

Colmer Montpelier C Clarinet (ca. 1820)

Reaching for a Fifth

Nanarama encounters serendipity on Sirius radio as anodyne for her mixed feelings about the election: I did get a marvelous and serendipitous coda to my day, thanks to the glories of Sirius radio. On the way home, I abandoned a cloying number on the Broadway channel for Met Opera. As I thought to myself what […]