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Al Genovese and Harold Wright reminisce about Marcel Tabuteau

  In 1993, oboist Alfred Genovese and clarinetist Harold Wright reminisced about their student days at Curtis with Marcel Tabuteau and the influence he had upon them. Thank you to Tony Checchia for contributing this illuminating video interview. See the … Continue reading

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Interview with John Minsker and Translations of Tabuteau’s Letters to Laila Storch

Thanks to the assiduous work of Michael Finkelman, the translations from French into English of Marcel and Louise Tabuteau’s correspondence with Laila Storch is now complete. In addition, the video interview produced by Robert Huffman with John Minsker, Tabuteau’s close … Continue reading

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Tabuteau in Performance

  Additional Solos and Orchestral Excerpts performed by Marcel Tabuteau have recently been published on this website. A number are not accessible anywhere else. In many instances, the orchestral excerpts section includes different performances of the same work. They span the … Continue reading

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Marcel and Louise Tabuteau’s Letters to Laila Storch

To better understand that time when talented women oboists were grudgingly accepted as members of symphony orchestras in the United States, the letters below, sent by Marcel and Louise Tabuteau to Laila Storch, will prove most enlightening. All Tabuteau correspondence … Continue reading

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Adrian Gnam’s Contributions: Lessons with Tabuteau and the Master’s Reed-Making Tools

Notes taken during lessons with Marcel Tabuteau Tabuteau’s Reed-Making Tools and Several of His Reeds  

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Marcel Tabuteau on Playing the Oboe

Charles-David Lehrer has assembled an Anthology of Tabuteau’s Procedures as regards his oboes, gouging machines, and reeds as reported by his students. Tabuteau’s thoughts on embouchure, position, tone, low pitch, and practicing round out the report.

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A Photographic Tour of Tabuteau’s World

The man who was called ‘Tabby’ by his friends (but not to his face!)…who was he? To learn the answer quickly, the Landmarks page has a photographic tour of the great musician’s life, from cradle to grave. And the editors did … Continue reading

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Rowland Floyd’s Lesson Notes

Experience a series of lesson’s with Tabuteau’s last student, Rowland Floyd An Example of Rowland Floyd’s Notes

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Don Baker: Tabuteau System Notes

Chick and Marc have completed transcribing the notes taken by Don Baker during his lessons with Tabuteau in the summer of 1963. They want to thank Don again for his generous contribution to this site. Donald Baker: Tabuteau System Notes

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