Wow! They have awesome precision. I like how the two oboes have such distinct sounds, yet blend so well.
I liked how the started because it was good, and they are well organized, I think they use cresendos, as well as their body movements that made this song very good
When I listened to this, it shocked me how clear the sounds were from the beginning all the way to the end, because my mouth often get tired after playing for awhile. This is a variation made by Beethoven, using the opera Don Giovanni (by Mozart), “La ci darem la mano” theme.
I enjoyed listening to variation 5 and 10. Each instrument played the same theme at different times, and it sounded like a canon. The overlapping of the same theme reminded me of Bach, because he used this technique in his music. In addition, I thought that variation 7(the minor one) was very effective, as it gave the listener a break from the major and bright variations. Moreover, the English horn’s accompaniment to the melody (the small runs of 16th and 8th notes) in the 8th variation matched with the melody’s runs and sounded as if only one person was playing. Variation 9 stunned me the most. The second oboe had a 16th note passage, almost for the entire variation, yet he did not look a bit tired after he finished. In the last variation, I liked how the 3 instruments played the same value of notes but with different pitches, which created a nice harmony (8:40-8:50).
Overall, this piece was very magnificent. However, one section I did not really like was the ending. Personally, I felt that this piece should’ve had a more dynamic ending (forte) instead of a quiet one, because it is such a charming and delightful song.