When you see Charlie again, tell him if I have his book, I'll be happy to
return it. Also, next to it I found the 'Selected Letters of Hector
Berlioz.' Wonder who I borrowed that from? I'll look and see if there is
any correspondence with Harriet Smithson.
On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 5:24 PM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A Hell Of A Thing To Beat To Hell
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Josef Schmee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Yes I know Charlie Thompson. He plays with me in the Union Orchestra, saw
>> him last night at rehearsal. I have just donated my copy to the library.
>> Title for the snare drumming book “A hell of a thing to beat”.
>> On Jan 6, 2016, at 4:16 PM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> He certainly got mixed reviews over the years. It must be hard growing
>> up when you start your career as an enfant terrible. I assume you have
>> read 'A Devil To Play' by Jasper Rees? As evidence of impending senility,
>> it was loaned to me by a horn playing patient some years ago, to pass on to
>> another horn player. I forgot to do this, and, in effect, have stolen the
>> book from the original donor. If you play horn locally, you may know the
>> person I was either supposed to give it to, or the person who gave it to me
>> (I can't remember which), Charlie Thompson. I offered it to Dr. David
>> Civale, local chiropractor, horn player, and Union College graduate, but he
>> already had it. I suspect that there have not been a lot of good books
>> written about horns/players, so most avid horn players most likely have run
>> out and gotten a copy of this book for their very own, or were given it as
>> a gift, sort of like the dozen balls you always give a golfer at
>> Christmas/Birthday/Hanukkah. If you don't have a copy, I'd be glad to give
>> you mine. (Mine?) I'm waiting for a really good book about Celtic snare
>> drumming. Perhaps it will be titled "Is A Para-diddle More Than One?"
>> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:42 PM, Josef Schmee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> You are right, good sound. I liked Boulez better as a conductor than a
>>> composer. But he certainly has his defenders, We shall see how it works out
>>> now that he is gone.
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>> I forgot to say, that Ax did the Burleske recently and he said that it
>>> is done so rarely, because it is fiendishly difficult on the pianist. But
>>> Strauss is always difficult. My horn teacher said that the most difficult
>>> thing they play at the met (for the horns) is Rosenkavalier.
>>> On Jan 6, 2016, at 2:12 PM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Although no moving pictures, pretty nice sound for 1976.
>>> Frank B Strauss, DMD
>> Frank B Strauss, DMD
> Frank B Strauss, DMD
Frank B Strauss, DMD