Handwritten Music

During Tabuteau’s early years in America, he copied out by hand the first oboe parts of prominent passages in the symphonic and operatic repertoire as a learning aid. These manuscripts were given to Laila Storch in 1945, the year she graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music. Shown below are passages from Brahms 3rd and 4th symphonies that Laila had printed inside the front and back covers (and facing pages) of her Tabuteau biography (hardback editions): Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe If You Can’t Peel a Mushroom? Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. All of the manuscripts will be entered on this website at a future date.