Small nws excemption3 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Orchestral Excerpts | Kathryn Greenbank, Oboe
Bt movie not in use Keeping the flow of the line in spite of awkward register jumps 00h:01m:12s
Bt movie not in use Break up the first circular phrase into 2 pieces, to ultimately connect them 00h:01m:20s
Bt movie not in use Resist the temptation to rush the fifth and sixth measures 00h:02m:04s
Bt movie not in use This is almost never performed at the printed metronome marking 00h:03m:07s
Bt movie not in use Use the orchestration to help you make your phrasing 00h:06m:10s
Bt movie not in use Grace notes are on the beat throughout 00h:06m:52s
Bt movie not in use Articulation of the tenuto-staccato 00h:07m:49s
Bt movie not in use More legato, softer playing in the second statement with string accompaniment 00h:08m:45s
Bt movie not in use Isolate the two notes with accents (4 and 6 meas. after No. 2) 00h:09m:12s
Bt movie not in use Making a beautiful diminuendo on the final G major triad will give you the desired relaxation 00h:09m:54s

Kathryn Greenbank, Principal Oboe of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, plays and discusses the Prelude and Menuet from Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin.

Maurice Ravel



Recorded Date: 11-10-2012

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Kathryn Greenbank

Kathryn Greenbank has been Principal Oboist of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1982. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with John de Lancie. Her other teachers include Louis Margaglioni, Richard Woodhams, and Richard Killmer. Greenbank is a frequent soloist with the SPCO and has been featured on many of their recordings including Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, and Dvorak’s Serenade in D Minor for Winds. Greenbank and the SPCO gave the world premiere performance of American composer Jennifer Higdon's Oboe Concerto, which was commissioned for her by the Minnesota Commissioning Club.

Greenbank has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, and Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in many chamber music festivals around the country, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, Grant Park Music Festival, Salt Bay Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards, and Music@Menlo, where she is featured on their CD The Unfolding of Music II. This past August, she was involved in a project recording the six Trio Sonatas of Jan Dismas Zelenka. Greenbank served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, and continues to maintain a small private teaching studio. In addition, she has coached and led master classes for the New World Symphony.