Tabuteau checking the alignment of the blade in his gouging machine in his studio on Ludlow Street. Photo by Adrian Siegel.
Tabuteau gouging cane in his studio on Ludlow Street. Photo by Adrian Siegel.
Tabuteau scraping a reed in his studio on Ludlow Street. Photo by Zev Pressman, Philadelphia Orchestra Archives.
Tabuteau posing for the camera, scraping on a reed
Tabuteau scraping on a reed backstage at the Academy of Music
Tabuteau working on two oboe upper joints
Tabuteau checking the alignment of an oboe
On the table to the left is an interesting bell that Tabuteau is about to try on his oboe. Is this the bell that had been made for Tabuteau by Marigaux, and was later altered by Tabuteau who scraped on its interior to modify the tone and pitch of certain notes on the instrument?
Tabuteau at La Coustièro aligning his oboe.
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