PHOENIXtail

These guys—and not just the one raised in my house—are the real deal. Fabulous players, all, and exciting to watch and hear. Check them out if at all possible. PHOENIXtail Beth Wenstrom, violin Priscilla Smith, oboe & recorders Ezra Seltzer, ‘cello Jeffrey...

Priscilla has a new website

Priscilla Smith, our oldest daughter, has already been a busy musician. She plays oboe, Baroque oboe, Classical oboe, oboe d’amore, oboe da caccia, English horn, let’s see, recorders, shawms, dulcians, and… just about every other historical wind...

Ooh, child

[A revised version of this, without musical examples, published in Broad Street Review 20 Mar 2012 as “Between Bach and ‘O-o-h Child'”] One of the best pop songs ever produced, “O-o-h Child,” from 1970, is #392 in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs...