Tabuteau, Marcel, outstanding French oboist and pedagogue; b. Compiegne, July 2, 1887; d. Nice, Jan. 4, 1966. He studied oboe with Georges Gillet at the Paris Cons., winning a premier prix at the age of 17. In 1905 he went to the U.S., where he played in the N.Y. Sym. Orch. until 1914; also was a member of the orch. of the Metropolitan Opera (from 1908). In 1915 Stokowski engaged him as 1st oboist in the Philadelphia Orch., where he remained until 1954. He was also on the faculty of the Curtis Inst. of Music in Philadelphia (from 1924).
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