Due to Marcel Tabuteau’s profound influence on classical music performance in America during the twentieth century (and beyond), there has been much written about him and his ‘Method.’ Below are links to videos and websites that refer to various aspects of Tabuteau and/or his teaching. Click where indicated for access. Their inclusion on this website is for access purposes and does not necessarily imply endorsement of content by our Editorial Board. If there are other Tabuteau-related sites that you believe should be added here, please click Submissions so we may update the list.
The two interviews below by Lora Lynn Snow are of Theodore Heger, one of Tabuteau’s last oboe students at the Curtis Institute of Music. Heger presents an historical overview of the musical era in the United States during the period when Marcel Tabuteau was playing in the Philadelphia Orchestra and teaching at Curtis.
Specific references to Tabuteau occur on the first video at the times indicated below:
31:19 through 54:02
1:05:10 through 1:12:00
1:14:12 through 1:18:04
In the second video, Heger discusses reed-making in the ‘American Tradition’ as established by Tabuteau and his colleagues in the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Bassoonist, Terry Elwell, uses numbers, as did Tabuteau, to teach his method of musical phrasing. Tabuteau is referenced at 2:07.
This video is an interview of clarinetist Stanley Drucker by Mitchell Estrin. Drucker was a student in Tabuteau’s wind ensemble classes at the Curtis Institute in the early 1940s. References to Tabuteau begin at 10:06.
The following video is an interview of tubist David Fedderly by Michael Grose. Fedderly studied tuba with Arnold Jacobs who was a student in Tabuteau’s wind ensemble classes at the Curtis Institute in the 1930s. References to Tabuteau are found from 18:22 through 24:59.
Yet another interview made by Michael Grose, this one is of tubist Peter Wahrhaftig. Wahrhaftig studied tuba with Arnold Jacobs who was a student in Tabuteau’s wind ensemble classes at the Curtis Institute in the 1930s. References to Tabuteau are found from 15:53 through 19:38
Mariaceli Navarro Salerno
A discussion in Spanish of the Tabuteau System by Mariaceli Salerno follows:
Eugene Ormandy Family Home Movies: Film 46
Marcel Tabuteau (1:01-1:34); Louise Tabuteau (1:34 & 3:59)