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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000861.txt from 1997/09

From: Edward Yadzinsky <>
Subj: Marcel Tabuteau
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:32:50 -0400

Let's stop the nonsense. Marcel Tabuteau was perhaps the world's first
truly great oboist - he was Prinicpal in Philadelphia until 1954 or so.
Taught for years at Curtis. His students ADORED him.

I know several of his pupils personally - even studied chamber music with
Laila Storch - they all tell many stories - but NEVER of destroying a
student's reed - we may be certain it NEVER happened.
But he was known to "borrow" his student's reeds from time to time...for
rehearsals and concerts.

There is an excellent monograph on him on the www - use LYCOS search for
TABUTEAU -- Laila's long essay & quotes etc. are all there.



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