This week I once again updated the video page on this site to include links to all of my current Kopprasch videos. Hopefully the table format will make it easier to find a particular study. In looking back through all thirty-nine of the etudes to find the links, it was quite interesting to notice the equipment changes (mouthpiece and horn), wardrobe variation (sometimes dressy, sometimes quite casual), and hair length (too long vs. too short). More importantly, though, this chart makes it clear how much of the project is complete, and how much remains. Though I’ve recorded nearly two-thirds of Op. 6, I don’t anticipate completing the project anytime soon – certainly not this academic year. With various performances and other projects in the works this year I realistically don’t expect to be able to record a large amount of Kopprasch, especially given the greater difficulty of the remaining studies. I’m fine with this, and actually really like the idea of having a long-term project out there. I’ll keep working on and recording them as I can, and posting updates here.
Other new additions to the video page include a short tutorial on stopped horn as well as some links to recent performances. If you have time, feel free to stop in and check out a few.