Marcel Tabuteau tribute and memorabilia collection (MSS 12), 1967-1978

Preliminary finding aid

Summary Information

Repository
Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Creator
Rittenhouse Square Women’s Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra
Creator
Storch, Laila
Title
Marcel Tabuteau memorabilia collection
ID
MSS 12
Date
1967-1978
Extent
0.2 Linear feet (5 folders)
Language
English
Abstract
Miscellaneous materials relating to Marcel Tabuteau: correspondence, reminiscences, and a scrapbook documenting the establishment of the Marcel Tabuteau Memorial Fund.

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Historical note

French-born Marcel Tabuteau (1887-1966) was principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra (1915-1954) as well as the instructor of the oboe, Woodwind Ensemble, orchestral winds/percussion, and string classes at the Curtis Institute of Music from 1924 until his retirement in 1953.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Scrapbook “Tribute to Tabuteau”

Series 2. Reminiscences and photos donated by Laila Storch

Series 3: Letters from Marcel and Louise Tabuteau to Jane Hill

Series 4. Letters from Jane Goodwin Pearce-Bauer about her lessons with Tabuteau.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2016

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
archives@curtis.edu

 

Access

The collection is open for research

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Related Materials

Related archival materials

Clippings concerning Tabuteau can be found in the Vertical Files collection

Separated materials

Original photographs of Tabuteau have been moved to the Photograph Collection

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Bauer, Jane Goodwin Pierce (1923-2004)
  • Meyer, Jane Hill (1905-1984)
  • Tabuteau, Marcel (1887-1966)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Series 1. Scrapbook “Tribute to Tabuteau” 1966-1978

Historical Note

After Tabuteau’s death in 1966 the Rittenhouse Square Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra established the Marcel Tabuteau Memorial Fund with two aims: fund scholarships and grants-in-aid for talented oboe students and commission a work in his memory to be performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. The resulting composition, “Trail of Beauty” by David Amram, premiered in 1976 with former Tabutean student John de Lancie (oboe) and Rose Taylor (mezzo-soprano).

Provenance

Gift from the Rittenhouse Square Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra

MSS 01 1-2
Series 2. Reminiscences and photos donated by Leila Storch 1968

Provenance

Gift of Leila Storch (Oboe ’45)

MSS 1 3
Series 3. Letters from Marcel and Louise Tabuteau to Jane Hill Meyer (Curtis registrar) and additional materials relating to his tenure at Curtis between 1957-1968

Provenance

Gift of Jane Hill Meyer

MSS 1 4
Series 4. Letters from Jane Goodwin Pearce-Bauer about her lessons with Tabuteau, November-December 1949.

Provenance

Gift of Jane Goodwin Pearce-Bauer’s husband

MSS 1 5