Re: Lessons- Tabliteau??

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Posted by Aubrey Foard on May 28, 2003 at 23:48:08:

In Reply to: Lessons- Tabliteau?? posted by Please Help! on May 28, 2003 at 20:56:53:

Marcel Tabuteau at one time had students playing principal oboe positions in 17 American orcestras. His students have included John De Lancie, former director of the Curtis Institute; Robert Bloom of the Juilliard School and often referred to as the dean of American oboists; Harold Gomberg, of the New York Philharmonic; Ralph Gomberg and Alfred Genovese, co-principal oboists of the Boston Symphony; John Mack, principal oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra; Laila Storch, oboist of the Soni Ventorum Quintet of the University of Washington; and Louis Rosenblatt, English horn player of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Marcel Tabuteau was on the Curtis faculty for thirty years. His influence extended far beyond the scope of the oboe as he also taught woodwind, string, and orchestral classes. He was born in France in 1887 and died there in 1966. As an orchestral player he is a legend. Beginning in 1908 he played with Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphony Society (later the New York Philharmonic) and from 1908 to 1915 under Toscanini at the Metropolitan Opera. His greatest fame came during his tenure as first oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1915 to 1954 under Stokowski and Ormandy. As a teacher his influence was far reaching; at one time his pupils held first oboe chairs in seventeen important U.S. and Canadian orchestras.

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