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Description - Marcel Tabuteau by Laila Storch

Laila Storch is a world-renowned oboist in her own right, but her new book honors Marcel Tabuteau, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century music. Tabuteau studied the oboe from an early age at the Paris Conservatoire and was brought to the United States in 1905, by Walter Damrosch, to play with the New York Symphony Orchestra. Although this posed a problem for the national musicians' union, he was ultimately allowed to stay, and the rest, as they say, is history. Eventually moving to Philadelphia, Tabuteau played in the Philadelphia Orchestra and taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, ultimately revamping the oboe world with his performance, pedagogical, and reed-making techniques. In 1941, Storch auditioned for Tabuteau at the Curtis Institute, but was rejected because of her gender. After much persistence and several cross-country bus trips, she was eventually accepted and began a life of study with Tabuteau. Blending archival research with personal anecdotes, Storch tells a remarkable story in an engaging style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253349491
ISBN-10: 0253349494
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 44mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 7-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laila Storch

Laila Storch is Professor Emerita of Oboe at the University of Washington School of Music.