Conducting/Coached Ensembles

 

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Gabriel Pierné: Prelude and Fugue Op. 40, No. 1 for Winds*
Original Release Format: 78 RPM disc
Label: RCA Victor
Catalog #: 4332 A-B
Year Recorded: 1937
Direction: Marcel Tabuteau
Woodwind Ensemble: Julius Baker, Flute; Rhadames Angelucci, Oboe; Bernard Portnoy, Clarinet; Jules Seder, Bassoon; Ernani Angelucci, Horn
*See page 194 of Laila Storch’s Tabuteau biography for details about the recording session.


The recordings below have been provided courtesy of the Curtis Institute of Music Archives and are being made public for the first time on this website.             
The first recording is of Tabuteau coaching a clarinetist in his wind ensemble class that gives a taste of what a student had to endure. 

 

The following pieces were performed at the Curtis Institute of Music by various wind ensembles from 1936 to 1941 under the direction of Marcel Tabuteau. They were recorded on 78 RPM records to be subsequently aired on weekly radio broadcasts produced by Curtis.  The dates written on the record labels indicate when the broadcast took place.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quintet in Eb Major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16  [1st movement: Introduction and Exposition through theme 1]
Format: 78 RPM [label blank]
Catalog #: 766 & sa193704048
Year Recorded: 1937
Performers: Jorge Bolet, Piano; Harry Shulman, Oboe; Bernard Portnoy, Clarinet; Richard Barron, Bassoon; Herbert Pierson, Horn


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André Caplet: Iskia Samaïsi from Suite Persane
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: 260 (19380428)
Year Recorded: 1938
Performers: Albert Tipton & Burnett Atkinson, Flutes; Martin Fleisher & John de Lancie, Oboes; Bernard Portnoy & James King, Clarinets; Albert London & Manuel Zegler, Bassoons; Mason Jones & Elwood Cauler, Horns


Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: sa193704048
Year Recorded: 1938
Performers: Burnett Atkinson, Flute; Martin Fleisher & John de Lancie, Oboes; William McCormick & James King, Clarinets; Albert London & Manuel Zegler, Bassoons; Mason Jones & Elwood Cauler, Horns
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Frederick Jacobi: Scherzo from Wind Quintet
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: 576 & sa193704048 (19370417)
Year Recorded: 1937
Performers: Albert Tipton, Flute; Harry Shulman, Oboe; William McCormick, Clarinet; Richard Barron, Bassoon; Mason Jones, Horn


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in Eb Major for Winds, K 375  [1st movement and 2ndMinuet]
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: sa194011165
Year Recorded: 1941
Performers: Ralph Gomberg & MacLean Snyder, oboes; Nathan Brusilow & James Rettew, clarinets; Sanford Sharoff & Walter Maciejewicz, bassoons; James Chambers & Joseph Eger, horns
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Gabriel Pierné: Pastorale Variée, Op. 30 (arr.)
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: 766 & sa193704048 (19370217)
Year Recorded: 1937
Performers: Julius Baker, Flute; Harry Shulman, Oboe; William McCormick, Clarinet; Richard Barron & Manuel Zegler, Bassoons; Herbert Pierson, Horn; Arthur Statter, Trumpet


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Gabriel Pierné: Prelude & Fugue, Op. 40, No.1 (arr.)
Format: 78 RPMs
Catalog #: 777 & 777A (19360521-05) & (19360521-4)
Year Recorded: 1936
Performers: Julius Baker & George Morey, Flutes; Rhadames Angelucci, Oboe; Abe Portnoy, Clarinet; Jules Seder & Richard Barron, Bassoons; Ernani Angelucci, Horn


Maurice Ravel: Mouvt. de Menuet from Sonatine for Piano (arr. Hershy Kay)
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: Cat. # sa194004198
Year Recorded: 1940
Performers: Britton Johnson & Eleanor Mitchel, Flutes; John de Lancie & Ralph Gomberg, Oboes; James King & James Rettew, Clarinets; Manuel Zegler & Sanford Sharoff, Bassoons; James Chambers & Joseph White, Horns
[Recording not yet available]
Camille Saint-Saëns: Caprice sur des airs Danois et Russes, Op. 79
Format: 78 RPM [Rehearsal with Tabuteau; also part of Caplet Suite Persane]
Catalog #: 878
Year Recorded: 1938
Performers: Jorge Bolet, Piano; Albert Tipton, Flute; Martin Fleisher, Oboe; Bernard Portnoy, Clarinet


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Richard Strauss: Serenade in E-flat Major, Op. 7 [Development and Recapitulation]
Format: 78 RPM set
Catalog #: 1023 [missing], 1023A & 1023B (19360521-2) & (19360521-3)
Year Recorded: 1936
Performers: Julius Baker & George Morey, Flutes; Rhadames Angelucci & Harry Shulman, Oboes; Edward O’Gorman & Elvin Clearfield, Clarinets; Jules Seder & Richard Barron, Bassoons; William Weichlein, Contrabassoon; Ernani Angelucci, Herman Watkins, Herbert Pierson & Franklin Lanning, Horns


Igor Stravinsky: Pastorale (arr.)
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: sa193704048
Year Recorded: 1937
Performers: George Morey, Flute; Harry Shulman, Oboe; Martin Fleisher, English Horn; William McCormick, Clarinet; Richard Barron, Bassoon
Joaquín Turina: Mujeres Españolas, Op. 73 No. 1: La Gitane Amoureuse; No. 3: La Sevillane Joyeuse (arr. William Strasser)
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: sa194004198
Year Recorded: 1940
Performers: John Krell, Piccolo; Britton Johnson & Eleanor Mitchel, Flutes; John de Lancie & Perry Bauman, Oboes; Charles Gilbert, English Horn; James King & Nathan Brusilow, Clarinets; Manuel Zegler & Sanford Sharoff, Bassoons; Walter Maciejewicz, Contrabassoon; David Hall & James Chambers, Horns
[Recording not yet available]
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Paul de Wailly: Aubade (Trio for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet)
Format: 78 RPM
Catalog #: 1199 (19360521-1)
Year Recorded: 1936
Performers: Albert Tipton, Flute; Harry Shulman, Oboe; William McCormick, Clarinet


Digital transfer of the Curtis Institute’s 78 RPM Tabuteau recordings by George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data: http://www.georgeblood.com