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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000175.txt from 2010/11

From: John Brophy <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Some interesting history
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:34:05 -0500

Thanks for rescuing this charming memoir from oblivion! I rather think that
if you could get a publishing firm to organize pictures, it would sell quite
well in the Houston symphony foyer, and also on the web, and it would have a
long shelf-life. Pictures would have to include a thumb-plate and
conservatoire oboe.
Best wishes,

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Dan Leeson <> wrote:

> The above link consists of a series of reminiscences of the Houston
> symphony's former 1st oboe player, Raymond Weaver. He apparently wanted to
> publish a book on the matter but it never came off. Eventually, his notes
> went to one of his students who gave them to the editor of the article,
> Robert Stumpf.
> What is particularly interesting are the comments on Stokowski, Sir John
> Barbarolli, and several other legends in the conducting business.
> There is even an anecdote to clarinetist Roger Hiller who went from the HSO
> to the Metropolitan opera. I worked with Roger at the festival in
> Chautauqua, New York during their summer program. It was (and is) a
> fabulous place to be. It is something that one would seriously consider
> doing without charge, so splendid are the circumstances of that festival. I
> think their current principal clarinetist is Eli Eban who is a joy to hear.
> Dan Leeson
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