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 American Sound
Author: ElVizconde 
Date:   2007-01-09 06:48

I am from South America and I had contact with different teachers from different countries (we don't have an specific style of playing, we had teachers from England, Italy and Germany). My first teacher was English, his teacher was the famous British oboe player Terence McDonagh, he was my teacher for several years. Then my second teacher was a French oboe player, who studied with Pierre Pierlot (He gave me a Gillet studio with Pierlot's signature). I took some classes in the United States with Frank Staltzer, I believe he studied with Ray Still). Basically I had contact with different teachers who taught me a lot of things. I always admired the sound of French, Italian and German oboe players.

One thing that I have noticed about the American oboe players, and I am talking about young oboists not the old legends (Mack, Robinson, etc) is that they basically maintain the same sound of the old players, I feel that the American sound hasn't evolve at all.
When you listen to French oboists you will notice that they don't sound anymore like Pierlot, the sound now is way more pleasant, mellow and darker. When you listen to German oboe players, they don't sound anymore like trumpet players, the sound is brighter, with a narrower sound. When you listen to English oboe players, they don;t sound like Gossens or my teacher :) anymore.

Tabuteau created a new sound, basically darker and not as nasal as French oboists, the thing is That tabuteau and De Lancie sound way more brighter, nasal out of control than the young French or British counterparts, therefore the young American oboists sound nasal, with a narrow sound and with that annoying "noise" that scratch, coming from the reed (according with Staltzer, makes the sound to project).

I was listening today for the very first time some recording of Tabuteau and De Lancie. Tabuteau is very disappointing, De Lancie had a beautiful conception, of the melody and a great entonation(not Tabuteau) I think he was a great musician.

Sorry about it, that's just my opinion and nothing else and sorry about my English.

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