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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000456.txt from 2002/05

From: Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Death of a great instrumentalist
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 22:44:29 -0400

John DeLancie was living in northern California in the area of Grass
Valley. It lies to the east of San Francisco in the much less densely
populated area of Nevada County. His particular illness was lukemia but
he may have died from an ancillary reason. He went into a hospice about
a week ago and was well cared for.

John was still active as a teacher and had given a seminar in France
only about 6 months ago. He had become fluent in French.

I am quite friendly with his brother, Richard DeLancie and wife Samira
Baroodi. Both live in San Francisco and it was Samira who told me of
his illness some time ago as well as notifying me that he had died.

Dan Leeson

Karl Krelove wrote:
>
> He was a wonderful player and a powerful force here not only as an oboist
> but as the head of the Curtis Institute for many years after he retired from
> the orchestra. Philadelphia's current principal oboist, Richard Woodhams,
> was DeLancie's student at Curtis and succeeded DeLancie when he retired.
>
> Where was he when he died and what had he been doing? I lost track of where
> he settled after he left Curtis.
>
> Karl Krelove
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Daniel Leeson [mailto:leeson0@-----.net]
> > Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 1:01 PM
> > To: klarinet@-----.org
> > Subject: [kl] Death of a great instrumentalist
> >
> >
> > Very early this morning, just shortly after midnight, the great oboist
> > John De Lanci died. He was formerly the first oboe player with the
> > Philadelphia orchestra and took the position after the great Marcel
> > Tabuteau had retired.
> >
> > DeLancie persuaded Richard Strauss to write an oboe concerto for him and
> > the work is dedicated to De Lancie.
> > --
> > ***************************
> > ** Dan Leeson **
> > ** leeson0@-----.net **
> > ***************************
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
>
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** Dan Leeson **
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