A Listing of All the Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

from its Founding in 1881


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This website has two listings of musicians of the great Boston Symphony Orchestra:

 

- A listing of the Principal Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with short biographical notes and photographs.  To go to this list of the Principal BSO musicians, click: Principal Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

 

- A listing of ALL the Musicians of the Boston Symphony 1881-today. 

 

The list below seeks to include the names, country and date of birth and death, instruments, positions and dates of service of all permanent Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians.

 

A Listing of all the Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra 1881 until Today

 

This page of the www.stokowski.org site contains the list of all permanent members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its inception in 1881.  Any additions or corrections to this list are welcome by sending me an e-mail at the link below.  Also, please visit the excellent Boston Symphony Orchestra website at: www.bso.org

 

Sources for the information below include reference books cited in the footnotes below, and in the bibliography Bibliography, Sources and Credits  section.  An additional important source of information about the BSO musicians has been the Archives of the Boston Symphony.  In this, I must thank the Boston Symphony, and in particular the excellent scholarly support and wealth of knowledge of Bridget Carr, Archivist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Rich also have been the numerous emails from Boston Symphony musicians who have been most generous with information and photographs.  However, I should add that the errors or omissions in the information below are solely attributable to me, and not to any other source.  

     Musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1881 - today

 

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Abloescher (or Ablöscher), Johannes Alfred Franz

(Austria 1871-1940)

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detail of 1891 Boston Musical Herald photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Second trombone with Principal trombone Carl Hampe and bass trombone Alfred Rigg. Abloescher was succeeded by long-time Second trombone Fredrick Mausebach.

 

It seems that Johannes Abloescher's life following the Boston Symphony was somewhat troubled. The Boston Globe of May 7, 1901 under the headline "He Ran Off With The Baby and She Followed Him Up" stated that following their divorce, Abloescher returned to Vienna, and that the "Divorced wife of Johannes Abloescher traveled from Boston to Austria to abduct her own child..." 179.  Mrs. Abloescher was a student of Johannes Abloescher at the New England Conservatory when they married. (Only the best gossip featured here...)

1891-1898

Adam, Eugène (France - Metz, Alsace-Lorraine at that time Germany, later restored to France - 1881-1965)

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Principal trombone 1919-1920, Assistant Principal trombone 1920-1926, trombone and tuba, 1926-1934, like Vinal Smith moved full-time from trombone to tuba 1934-1947 (also St. Louis Symphony tuba 1947-1955) Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Premier prix in the 1903 Concour. Read a very interesting account of Eugène Adam at BSO bass trombone Doug Yeo website page by CLICKING HERE 1919-1947

Adamowski, Joseph J.

(Poland 1862-1930)

brother of Timothée Adamowski

cello (also Adamowski String Quartet with brother Timothée Adamowski and Joseph's wife Antoinette Szumowska)

 

Studied at the Warsaw Conservatory 1873-1877 and later at the Moscow Conservatory.

1889-1901, 1902-1907

Adamowski, Timothée (Tymoteusz)

(Poland 1857-1943) brother of Joseph Adamowski

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violin and conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra 1891-1894, 1903-1907 (also Worcester Festival - Massachusetts 1880, 1906, Adamowski String Quartet with brother Joseph Adamowski and Joseph's wife Antoinette Szumowska)

 

Studied at the Warsaw Conservatory and the Paris Conservatoire, Prix in about the 1877 Concour.

1884-1887, 1888-1907

Agnesy, Karl (Austria 1876-1940)

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double bass

(also Detroit Symphony 1920-1921, then went to teach at the Eastman School of Music beginning 1921 or 1922. By 1930, Karl Agnesy was playing double bass in a New York City radio orchestra. Such orchestras offered the advantage of year-around employment, not the case in any US symphony orchestra at that time.)

1907-1920

Akeroyd, Evans (England 1857-1920) brother of Julius Akeroyd and Vincent Akeroyd

Principal clarinet

1888-1889

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Akeroyd, Julius

(England 1858-1928) brother of Evans Akeroyd and Vincent Akeroyd

violin

(also member of the the "Beethoven Quartette" in 1873 composed of pioneering Boston musicians Charles Allen, first, Julius Akeroyd, second, Henry Heindl, viola, Wolf Fries, cello 63, also in 1904 Boston Festival Orchestra organized by Emil Mollenhauer)

1881-1913

Akeroyd Vincent

(England 1849-before 1930) brother of Julius Akeroyd and Vincent Akeroyd

violin (also taught at the New England Conservatory) 1881-1887

Allard, Raymond

(France 1898-1977)

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal bassoon 1936-1953, bassoon 1922-1936

 

Studied at the Douai Conservatory, followed by the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in the 1922 Concour. According to his nephew bassoonist Maurice Allard (1923-2004), he was recruited on the spot for the Boston Symphony: ;"...My uncle told me the day of his public concour for first prize at the Conservatoire in Paris, the manager of the Boston Symphony, present in the hall, proposed engagement with the BSO and signed him up right there..." 58 

1922-1953

Allegra, Edmondo

(Italy 1889-returned to Switzerland)

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Principal clarinet 1925-1926, Eb clarinet 1926-1933 (also Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich Principal clarinet 1916-1925)

 

Busoni wrote his 1918 Concertino for Clarinet for Allegra. Also, Igor Stravinsky who lived summers in Morges, Switzerland wrote his Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (1918) for Allegra, who gave the premier in Lausanne November 8, 1919. Allegra had also played the important clarinet part in the premier of Stravinsky's l'Histoire du soldat in 1918.

1925-1933

Allen, Charles N.

(England 1837-after 1900)

violin - second chair first violins, what would be termed today Assistant Concertmaster.

 

(also founded the "Beethoven Quartette" in 1873 composed of pioneering Boston musicians Charles Allen, first, Julius Akeroyd, second, Henry Heindl, viola, Wolf Fries, cello 63. Also formed the Beethoven Club chamber music group 1880s, Mendelssohn Quintette Club 49, Played in the Worcester Festival - Massachusetts 1878)

1881-1882

Alloo, Modeste Eugene Emile

(Belgium 1884-1975)

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second trombone 1911-1914, Principal trombone 1914-1918 (also New York Symphony timpani and trombone about 1908-1911, Cincinnati Symphony trombone and Associate Conductor about 1919-1923. Head of Music Department University of California, Berkeley 1923-1935. University of Miami Music Director 1942-1965)

 

Studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique - Brussels Premier prix in solfège, Deuxième prix in trombone in the 1905 Concour 66, conservatoire de Verviers - Belgium Premier prix 1906.

1911-1918

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Amerena, (Albert) Pasquale (England 1890-1937)

Born in England of Italian parents and came to Boston age 1

second flute (played flute in theater and restaurant orchestras prior to joining the Boston Symphony. His father Domenico was a flutist)

 

Amerena succeeded Charles De Mailly as second flute in 1920-1920. Although this occurred at the same time as the disruption of the 1920 Boston Symphony musician's strike, this change was not part of the 33 musicians replaced. Charles De Mailly had dropped dead at the end of the 1919-1920 season, age only 27. Surprisingly, Pasquale Amerena also died during a BSO season April 25, 1937, age only 47.

1920-1937

Andrews, Scott

(Virginia 1973- )

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clarinet (also New England Chamber Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, Auros Group for New Music)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory class of 1994. In 2005, Andrews went to St. Louis Symphony as Principal clarinet.

January, 1996-2007

 

took the BSO second clarinet chair subsequent to William Hudgins moving to Principal clarinet in the 1994-1995 season.

Ansell, Steven A.

(Washington 1954- )

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Principal viola (also Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Principal viola 1977-1979. left Pittsburgh in 1979 to found the Muir String Quartet initially in the San Francisco Bay area and later in residence at Boston University since 1983. the Muir String Quartet featured fellow Curtis Institute graduates: Lucy Chapman Stoltzman first (later Peter Zazofsky first, son of George Zazofsky), Bayla Keyes second (later Lucia Lin second), Steven Ansell viola and Michael Reynolds cello)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1975. active in many music Festivals over the years. Advocate of chamber music: after more than 30 seasons of performing, the Muir String Quartet still is touring actively.

September, 1996-present

Arbós, Enrique Fernández (Spain 1863-1939)

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Concertmaster (also returned as BSO guest conductor 1928-1931, including conducting the 1931 Fiftieth Anniversary Concert of the BSO)

 

Studied at the After studying violin at the Madrid Conservatory, and in Brussels with Henri Vieuxtemps. Also and later in Berlin at the Royal Academy of Music under Joseph Joachim.

1903-1904

Arcieri, Emil

(Massachusetts 1901-1949)

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Eb clarinet 1921-1934, percussion 1934-1949 (switched from clarinet to percussion due to a heart condition)

 

He is said to have used the Cundy-Bettoney Silva-Bet metal clarinet, although Koussevitzky did not like metal clarinets.

1921-1949

 

died during 1948-1949 season

Artières, Louis

(France 1894-1983)

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

 

viola (was one of 5 - out of 10 - violists hired for the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musicians strike. Also the Colonne Orchestra Paris in about 1919)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, prix in the Concour of about 1919, delayed by World War 1 and a finger injury which caused him to switch from violin to viola. Pierre Monteux was a member of the Concour jury, and hired Artières for the Boston Symphony.

1920-1955

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Arzewski, Cecylia

(Poland 1948- )

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Cecylia Arzewski with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Spano accompanying

violin 1970-1985, Assistant Concertmaster 1985-1987 (also Buffalo Philharmonic Principal violin 1969-1970, Cleveland Orchestra Associate Concertmaster 1987-1990, Atlanta Symphony Concertmaster 1990-2008)

 

Father Stanislaw Arzewski was pianist for the Krakow Philharmonic. Studied first with with Eugenia Uminska (1910-1980) of the Krakow Music Academy. in 1957, with the help of Isaac Stern, went to Israel where she studied with Odeon Partos (1907-1977). Then to the Juilliard School in about 1960, followed by the New England Conservatory. Arzewski’s lifelong devotion to Bach led to her recording the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin in 2010 (thanks to Paul Krzywicki for information)

1970-1987

Avierino, Nicholas K.

(Russia 1872-1950) father-in-law of

Paul Fedrovsky

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

viola

 

Studied at the Imperial Conservatory, Moscow starting in about 1888, where he was friend and student roommate of Alexander Scriabin, graduating in 1892. Named director of the Imperial Conservatory - Rostov in 1905. Following the Russian revolution in 1919, went to Athens, and then to Paris.

1925-1939

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Babcock, Martha M.

(Illinois 1948- )

wife of Harvey Seigel

photo

photo: Michael Lutch

Cello 1973-1982, Assistant Principal Cello 1982-present (also l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal 1968-1970, joining at age 19, also Collage New Music)

 

Studied at the Tanglewood Music Center summer 1972 winner of the Piatigorsky Prize, and at Radcliffe College cum laude, Boston University School graduate studies. Martha Babcock recorded Harvard composer James Yannatos (who just recently died 1929-2011) Sonata for Solo Cello on Albany Records (see right)

1973-present

(sabbatical leave 1993-1994)

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Bach, Vincent (born Vincent Schrotenbach) (Austria 1890-1976)

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trumpet (also in 1916, Bach became US Army bandmaster of the 306th Field Artillery, Long Island, New York. At end of World War 2 Rivoli Theater Orchestra, New York City. Also about 1920, Vincent Bach began a career of manufacturing brass instruments, founding the Bach instrument company)

 

Bach began study of the trumpet in 1905 at the relatively late age of 15. Bach-made trumpets were a success from the beginning, but his trombones apparently were thought by some have slides which were too tight. Bach would say that wider slides would leak, and he predicted that the slide trombone would soon be extinct in orchestras, to be replaced by valve trombones or bass trumpets. Perhaps he later changed his mind.

1914-1915

 

left the Boston Symphony before the end of the 1914-1915 season when the orchestra was in California

Bagley, Ezra Mahon (Vermont 1853-1886)

photo  Edwin Eugene Bagley

Principal trumpet (also Worcester Festival - Massachusetts 1879 and 1882-1885, Boston Common Band, Germania Orchestra of Boston, the David C. Hall 'New Concert And Quadrille Band')

 

Ezra Bagley died at an early age, reportedly from exhaustion, on a European tour he had organized for the summer of 1886. He died in Liverpool, England on July 8 1886, age only 33 91. Ezra Bagley was brother of the march composer Edwin Eugene Bagley (1857-1922), composer of the National Emblem March

1881-1886

Bak, Adolf or Adolph (Hungary 1878-1943)

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violin (also the Mischa Elman String Quartet, Assistant Concertmaster of National Symphony Orchestra of New York 1920 58)

 

One of 21 Boston Symphony musicians in the violin, viola and cello sections to leave the orchestra following the disastrous 1920 musicians strike. After leaving the Boston Symphony, Adolf Bak taught at the Vienna Conservatory for 20 years, with Felix Galimir (1910-1999) being among his students.

1900-1920

(left following 1920 musicians strike)

Balas, J. (1870?- )

violin 1918-1919

Ball, Alvin H. McCarthy

(Arizona 1908-1980)

trumpet

 

Alvin Ball is something of a mystery musician. In newspaper accounts, he is listed as "former Boston Symphony musician"; Symphony records list him as trumpet from 1937, with his correct birth location (Miami, Arizona) without an exit date. Mr. Ball was not in the musician list of any contemporary BSO program.

1937 (?)

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Baraniecki, (Carl) Albert

(Germany 1875-1951)

violin (also Boston Symphony violin 1913-1918, after leaving the BSO, a theater musician in Boston, San Francisco Symphony violin 1925-1928, and was a Los Angeles theater musician in early 1920s prior to San Francisco and again into 1930s after San Francisco)

 

Emigrated to New York City from Berlin in September 1913, and became a US citizen in 1922.

1913-1918

Bareither, George (Georg)

(Bohemia, now Czech 1842- ) brother of Jacob Bareither Chicago Symphony oboe

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double bass (also toured the Chautauqua Circuit in 1899 with the International Symphony Clus with Nikolai Sokolof violin, W. W. (Walter) Swornsbourne violin, A. S. Martin viola, and Eric Loeffler cello) 1882-1885, 1887-1907

Bar-Josef, Nurit (Massachusetts 1975- )

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Assistant Concertmaster (also St. Louis Symphony Assistant Principal second violin about 1997-1998, National Symphony of Washington DC Concertmaster 2002-present)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1996, further study at the Juilliard School 1997.

1998-2002

Barker, Edwin B. (Arizona 1954- )

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Principal double bass (also a sub for New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony for one season 1976-1977 - from the New York Philharmonic to the Chicago Symphny to the Boston Symphony all in less than 2 years. Also a member of Collage New Music - Boston)

 

Studied at Tanglewood Music Center summer 1975, and at the New England Conservatory BMus class of 1976 with honors. Performed the world premieres of James Yannatos Bass Concerto and Theodore Antoniou Concertino for Contrabass and Chamber Orchestra and John Harbison Concerto for Bass Viol and Orchestra.

1977-present

Barleben, Carl, or Karl (1866-1938)

viola 1894-1900, violin 1903-1912 1894-1900, 1903-1912

Barnes, Robert (Kentucky 1942- ) grew up in Detroit

twin brother of Darrel Barnes Philadelphia Orchestra viola 1965-1971, and uncle of Derek Barnes , Philadelphia Orchestra cello 1995-present.

photo

 

viola (also Detroit Symphony violin 1961-1965, then viola 1965-1966 while studying at Wayne State University, Francesco Quartet, Collage New Music)

 

Studied with his musician parents, both orchestral musicians. Robert Barnes mother played horn with the Detroit Symphony in 1940s. Robert Barnes also studied at Wayne State University as did his brother Darrel.

1967-present

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Barozzi, Socrate Jean

(Romania 1893-1973)

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violin (also Cleveland Orchestra Second Concertmaster 1929-1930, New York Philharmonic 1934-1959)

 

Barozzi was one of 17 violinists hired for the Boston Symphony 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 BSO musicians strike. After leaving the BSO, Barozzi pursued a solo violin career, playing in Carnegie Hall in 1924, and with the Reading Symphony - Pennsylvania in 1926 and 1927. New York reviews were mildly favorable: "...as an artist, be still avoids summits of musical thought, preferring the sunlit foothills..." said the New York Times 71.

1920-1923

 

Socrate Barozzi left the Boston Symphony in March, 1923.

Barr, Kelly M. (Illinois 1968- )

photo

Kelly Barr with her home-town teacher Susan Starrett

violin (also the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra - the Pops touring orchesta, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the American Soviet Youth Orchestra - an orchestral musician training orchestra)

 

Studied at the University of Minnesota BA and the New England Conservatory MMUs.

February 1996-2009

Barrier, C.

viola 1918-1919

Barron, Ronald

(Pennsylvania 1946- )

photo

 

Principal trombone 1975-2008, trombone 1970-1975 (also Montreal Symphony Orchestra) 9 Studied at Conservatory of Music - University of Cincinnati.

 

visit Ron Barron's interesting website:
http://web.me.com/ronbarron/Ron_Barron/Home.html

including description of his CD recordings with Boston Brass Series demonstrating a wide and interesting repertoire

1970-August 2008 9, 34

Barth, Carl (Germany 1869- )

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cello (joined the BSO with his close friend Hugo Litke in the 1894-1895 season).

 

Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory.

1894-1937

Barth, Charles A.

(Germany 1849- )

double bass 1888-1903

Barth, W.

percussion 1900-1901

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Barwicki, John F. (Boston 1910-2000)

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double bass (also the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the touring orchestra during 1930-1936)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory.

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Basrak, Catherine J 'Cathy'

(Illinois 1977- ) wife of Timothy Genis

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Assistant Principal viola

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 2000. Active in summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival - Vermont, Banff Centre for the Arts - Alberta, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Connecticut. She currently teaches at the Boston Conservatory and Boston University. In 2009, Cathy Basrak gave the premier of John Williams Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (2009) with the composer and Ann Hobson-Pilot.

2000-present

Battles, Augustus

(Massachusetts 1880-1947)

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Augustus Battles in 1912

flute 1909-1918, piccolo 1918-1935 (also Philadelphia Orchestra flute 1906-1909, also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1912 was: Herman Goldstein first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, Walter Blumenau viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

Studied with André Maquarre about 1897-1902.

1909-1935

 

(some BSO records claim Battles was in Boston in 1908, but not listed in the BSO 1908-1909 roster - he was in Philadelphia Orchestra that season)

Bauch, Daniel

(Massachusetts )

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timpani  (also Detroit Symphony, Assistant Principal timpani 2006-2009, Alea III ensemble, founding member of New Music Detroit a chamber group for contemporary music, Classical Tangent, a group combining classical and folk origin music)

 

Studied at Tanglewood Music Center summer 2001 and 2002. Played the premiere in Carnegie Hall of Ayre by Osvaldo Golijov, the hot contemporary composer, with Dawn Upshaw, who commissioned the work. Golijov's music often includes a percussive base and memories of the tango.

2009-present

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Bayrhoffer, Carl

(Germany about 1840-after 1911)

photo

probably Carl Bayrhoffer - from a 1882 photo collage of the Boston Symphony

cello - during the first season of the Boston Symphony, in the cello section in either second or third chair, moving to the Principal cello position upon the departure of Wulf Fries. (also Principal cello with the Glasgow (Scotland) Orchestra 196 in the early 1900s)

 

Studied in Leipzig, Germany in the 1870s.  Taught at the New York College of Music 1884-1885 197.

1881-1882

Beale, Minot Alfred

(Massachusetts 1897-1982)

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also chamber group The Aeolians George Madsen, flute, Minot Beale, violin, Carl Stockbridge, cello, Nellie Zimmer, harp. The Aeolians also recorded for Victor in the 1930s. During World War 1, Beale played the trombone in the US Navy band in Newport News, Virginia)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory 1917-1921.

1927-1967

Beckel, Joseph (Josef)

(Germany 1859-1908, died during the Chicago Symphony concert of April 3, 1908 230)

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Joseph Beckel in 1897

Principal double bass (also Chicago Symphony bass 1891-1895 and Chicago Symphony Principal double bass 1891-1908. also the Boston Symphony Orchestral Club, a touring chamber group which Beckel joined after departing the Boston Symphony and before joining the Chicago Symphony in 1891 appointed by Theodore Thomas)

 

Emigrated to the USA from Vienna in 1883. He was also active in summer music festivals, including the 1885 Virginia State May Festival 231.

1885-1888

Bedetti, Jean

(France 1883-1973)

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Principal cello, succeeding Joseph Malkin who left for the Chicago Symphony (in Paris also Opéra Comique Principal cello and Colonne Orchestra Principal cello)

 

Studied with his father, also a cellist and a teacher at the Lyon Conservatory which he entered in the 1890s. Gained admission to the Paris Conservatoire where he won cello Premier prix in the 1902 Concour 128. While still in France, Bedetti first recorded for Pathé in 1908.

1919-1948

Behr-Carl (Massachusetts 1853-1942)

cello (also organizer of a series of popular concerts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the 1910s, also leader of the Wentworth Hotel Orchestra, Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the 1910s, also of the Carl Behr Orchestra of Boston)

 

Contemporary accounts remark on Carl Behr's performances on the zither. His parents were from Bohemia, so zither performance may have come from his family instruction. In the 1930 census, Carl Behr has relocated to Ashville, North Carolina, where he is listed as Musicial Director - Orchestra at age 77.

1881-1891

Behr-John (Massachusetts 1854- )

violin 1881-1884

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Belgiorno-Simone (or Simon)

(Italy 1888-after 1931)

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Assistant Principal trombone (also Cincinnati Symphony trombone, Metropolitan Opera trombone, Boston Symphony Assistant Principal trombone 1914-1918, Cleveland Orchestra Principal trombone 1926-1928, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal trombone 1930-1931)

 

Taught trombone at the Curtis Institute in 1930. According to trombonist Harold McKinney, Simone Belgiorno "only lasted 14 weeks with Stokowski...", so apparently did not finish the 1930-1931 season in which Stokowski fired a dozen other orchestra musicians.

1914-1918

Belinski A. V.

violin 1902-1903

Belinski, Mirko Vaisz

(Croatia 1867-1939)

cello (also London orchestras) 1902-1903, 1909-1927

Bennett, J. C.

violin 1884-1885

Benson, Stanley W.

(Massachusetts 1909-1988) 18

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violin (also founding member and Concertmaster of the Brockton Symphony - Massachusetts. also Tanglewood Quartet 1953-1970: Rolland Tapley first, Stanley Benson second, George Humphrey viola, Karl Zeise cello)

After graduating from Brockton High School in 1928, Benson studied violin with Concertmaster Richard Burgin.

1946-1976 18

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Benthin, Betty

(Oregon 1930- )

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viola (also Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

 

Studied at the New School of Music - Philadelphia, the Curtis Institute Class of 1949, Yale School of Music.

1977-1990 36

Beresina, C.

(? Charles father of Théodore Beresina 1849- )

violin 1885-1886

Berger, Henri L.

(France 1866-1941)

violin 1890-1918, 1920-1923

Berger, Louis

(1932- )

cello 1953-1963 17

Berlin, Vladimir

(Ukraine 1876-1936)

viola (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York) 1912-1920 (left following 1920 musicians strike)

Bernard, Albert Yves

(France 1903-1979)

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detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

viola 1925-1967 (42 seasons)

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Bernhardi, Fedor Ernst

(Germany 1852-before 1910)

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Principal bassoon (also New York Philharmonic Principal bassoon)

 

Son of a German diplomat and scholar, Fedor Bernardi studied in Berlin. He emigrated to the USA in 1883 to join the Boston Symphony.

1883-1886

Bernstein, Giora Georg

(Austria 1933- )

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violin (also University of Boston orchestra)

 

Emigrated to Palestine in 1939, studying until entering Tel Aviv Music Academy 1953-1955.  Moved to the USA in 1955, studying at the Juilliard School and then at Brandeis University (Boston area) earning Master of Fine Arts.  Studied at Boston University, Ph.D. in 1967.  Taught music at Pomona College 1967-1975. Then taught at the University of Colorado Professor of Music 1975-2000.  Bernstein was a founder of the Colorado Music Festival - Artistic Director for 24 years.

1963-1967

Bersina, C.

violin

1885-1886

Bettoney, Frederick

(England 1884-1933)

died during Philadelphia season March 31,1933

bassoon 1920-1931, bass clarinet 1931-1933 (also Philadelphia Orchestra bassoon 1918-1920)

 

son of bassoon maker Harry Bettoney 1867-1953 of Cundy-Bettoney Company

1920-1933

Bewick (Brown), Bonnie J.

(Hawaii 1963- )

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violin (also Columbus Symphony 1986-January 1987, New England Philharmonic Concertmaster and summer festivals including: Spoleto, Interlochen, Spoleto and the Grand Teton in Yellowstone Park)

 

Studied at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and the Curtis Institute Class of 1986.  Bonnie also likes traditional Irish fiddle music. As such, a founding member of Classical Tangent, a group combining classical and folk origin music.

January 1987-present

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Beyer, Edward

viola 1881-1885

Bielski, Noah

(Poland 1919-1972)

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violin (also a Broadway musician in early 1940s, including of Porgy and Bess production in 1941. After World War 2, Bielski was a sessions musician in New York City)

 

Studied first with his orchestra violinist father Morris Bielski and as a violin prodigy at age 7 made his Carnegie Hall debut. Then studied the at the Curtis Institute, Class of 1940 in the same class as pianist Jorge Bolet.

1955-1972

Birnbaum, Alexander Z.

(Germany 1875-likely returned to Germany)

violin 1903-1904

Blackman, Alexander

(Lithuania 1896- )

violin (also Cleveland Orchestra 1920-1921) 1919-1920

Bladet, Gaston-Daniel

(France 1879-1938)

flute

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Deuxième prix 1898, Premier prix 1900 216. Emigrated from Lyon, France in 1923 to join the Boston Symphony.

1923-1938

 

died during the 1937-1938 season on April 13, 1938

Blaess, Alexander

(Belgium 1867-at least 1914)

cello, perhaps Principal cello for Pops

 

Emigrated to Boston in 1891. Then relocated to England in 1906 after the Boston Symphony, performing in London until at least 1914.  Transcribed and translated many French songs for various instrumental groups.

1896-1902

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Blettermann, John (or Johannes) D. B.

(Germany 1855-after 1925 )

double bass (also New York Symphony double bass)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1881, probably to join the Boston Symphony in its initial season. Relocated to New York City in 1885.

1881-1885

Blot, George (Gustav)

(France )

horn 1927-1933

Blumenau, Walter

(Germany 1884-1967)

photo

Walter Blumenau in 1912

viola (also Helsinki Symphony in 1910, Berlin Philharmonic 1910-1912, long time Detroit Symphony viola, also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1912 was: Herman Goldstein first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, Walter Blumenau viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

Studied at the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik, graduating in about 1904. Karl Muck knowing Blumenau from Berlin invited him to join the Boston Symphony in the 1912-1913 season.

1912-1918, 1919-1920

 

(seems to have left following the 1920 musicians strike, probably directly to Detroit)

Boder, Emanuel

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1927-2009)

photo

violin (also Leningrad Philharmonic violin in 1960s and 1970s, and New York Philharmonic violin 1979-2006. also while in New York City, Concertmaster of the New York Symphonic Ensemble) 1977-1979

Boehm, G.

violin 1890-1892

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Boernig, E. Hugo

(Germany 1863-1936)

double bass

 

Emigrated to Boston in 1892 to join the Boston Symphony. Music teacher in Boston after the BSO.

1892-1894

Boettcher, George or Georg

(Germany 1885-1936)

photo

from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal horn (also Berlin Opera, Berlin Philharmonic third horn)

 

Studied in Berlin. Came to Boston in the 1928-1929 season to join the Boston Symphony, and taught at the New England Conservatory. Returned to Rangsdorf, Germany (near Berlin) at the end of the 1935-1936 season, where he died in December, 1936, age only 51 148.

1928-1936

 

resigned from BSO to return to Germany for an orchestra position

Bolter, Norman Howard

(Minnesota 1955- )

photo

trombone and euphonium (also founding member of Empire Brass Quintet, serving for 5 years)

 

New England Conservatory class of 1977. Bolter is an active composer, including works for trombone and orchestra, and chamber works. Norman Bolter also teaches at the New England Conservatory and the Boston Conservatory and Longy School of Music.

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Borok, Emanuel

(Russia 1944- )

photo

Assistant Concertmaster (also Bolshoi Theater Orchestra 1969-about 1971, Moscow Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster 1971-1973, Israel Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster 1973-1974, Dallas Symphony Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony 1985-2010)

 

Studied at the Darzinya Music School - Latvia.

1974-1985

Bower, Harry A.

(Massachusetts 1865-1948)

photo

percussion (also a Boston theater musician, primarily at the Tremont Theater in 1910s. also a famous drum manufacturer, particularly snare drums)

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Successful with his 1911 Harry A. Bower System, a home instruction guide covering drums, bells, xylophone, timpani, and promoting his products.

1904-1907

Bowron, Benjamin

(England 1849-before 1935)

trumpet (also solo cornet in the Germania Band under Emil Mollenhauer , also New York Symphony ?) 1881-1885, 1886-1887

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Bracken, Nancy H.

(Missouri 1951- )

photo

photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

violin (also Colorado Philharmonic Concertmaster, Cleveland Orchestra 1977-1979, Boston Symphony 1979-present, Cambridge String Quartet)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1973, University of Buffalo, Eastman School MMus 1977. Also active in music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado) and the Grand Teton Music Festival (Wyoming).

1979-present (sabbatical leave 1991-1992)

Brenton, Harold E.

(Massachusetts 1872-1947)

photo

trumpet (also a Boston theater musician in the 1910s, also was a music trustee supporting the music programs of the Boston Public School system 149)

 

Learned to play the cornet and trumpet at the Boston Church Home for Orphans and Destitute Children. He was a close friend of trombonist LeRoy Kenfield , five years older, who also learned his instrument at the Thompson Island School for Indigent Boys.

1902-1907

Brewster, Theodore E.

(Ohio 1906- )

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

bassoon

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory, and the Berkshire Music Center in 1947 and 1949.

1949-1961

Brightwell, Kyle

(Maryland about 1988- )

photo

percussion

 

Studied at the Juilliard School, and at Boston University MMus 2012, where he studied with Timothy Genis. Summer fellowship programs including the Tanglewood Music Center (3 times), Pacific Music Festival. Also National Orchestral Institute - Maryland, as did his friend and fellow newly-appointed Boston Symphony percussionist Matthew McKay. Dramatic solo debut March 2012 with the Dubuque Symphony (Iowa) performing James MacMillan (1959- ) percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel.

September, 2012 - present

Brooke, Arthur

(England 1866-1950)

photo

Assistant Principal flute 1909-1923, flute 1896-1909 (also assisted Georges Longy Club, was briefly conductor of the Honolulu Symphony 65, also the Boston Symphony Quartet consisting of: Arthur Brooke flute, Ludwig Nast cello, Hubert Sauvlet violin, and Theodore Cella harp 181)

 

In 1917, Arthur Brooke recorded two flute pieces for the Victor Talking Machine Company of which one The Whirlwind by Adolph Krantz was issued on Victor 10 inch / 25 cm disk Victor 18312 in a stylish performance. Retired to San Diego, California where he taught until his death in 1950.

1896-1923

Brown, Lila R.

(Connecticut 1956- )

photo

Viola (also Baltimore Symphony viola)

 

Studied at the State University of New York - Purchase 1979 and at the Juilliard School MMus 1981.

1982-1984

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Bryant, Melvin Hurd

(Massachusetts 1895-1987)

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also Celeste)

 

Studied with Karl Scheurer, Alexander Ribarsch and Karl Rissland. Bryant was a well-known rose gardner.

1918-1960

 

42 seasons of music making.

Burgin, Richard Moiseyevich

(Poland 1892-1981)

photo

Burgin in 1923

Concertmaster (also Warsaw Philharmonic Concertmaster in 1914, Oslo (at that time Christiania) Norway Symphony 1915, Stockholm, Sweden Concert Society Concertmaster 1916-1919)

 

Studied first in Warsaw with Isidor Lotto (1840-circa 1900), then in 1903 with the great Joseph Joachim at the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik. 1908-1912, he studied with Leopold Auer at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, graduating in 1912 with the Siver prize in violin 67. After retiring from the BSO, Bergin and wife Ruth Posselt Burgan (1914-2007) taught at Florida State University.

1920-1962

 

longest serving BSO concertmaster (so far): 42 seasons

Burkhardt, Hermann E.

(Germany 1862-1921)

 

violin 1891-1892, percussion 1905-1921, also trumpet 1891-1892, 1905-1921

 

Berkhardt died during the 1920-1921 season.

Butler, Herbert J.

(Connecticut 1845-after 1930)

double bass 1881-1902, 1903-1907

Buyse, Leone K.

(New York 1947- )

photo

Associate Principal flute and after Doriot Anthony Dwyer retired as BSO Principal flute, Leone Buyse was acting Principal flute of the Boston Symphony her last three years in Boston 1990-1993 (also San Francisco Symphony Assistant Principal flute, Rochester Philharmonic piccolo and second flute)

 

Studied at the Eastman School and Emporia State University - Kansas. Fulbright scholar in Paris 1968. Also active in summer music festivals, including the New Hampshire Musical Festival Principal flute, and Aspen Festival - Colorado, Sarasota Festival - Florida, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival - Washington, Domaine Forget - Québec, Lake Placid Institute - New York, Park City International Festival - Utah. After retiring from the Boston Symphony, Leone Buyse became the Mullen Professor of Flute at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston where her husband Michael Webster also teaches.

1983-1993

 

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Leone Buyse has recorded several CDs, Chamber Music for Flute by Jean Rivier (1896-1987) - Crystal Records

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Came, Louise Langford (Mrs. James Pappoutsakis)  (Massachusetts 1914-2003)

harp

 

New England Conservatory class of 1937.

1937-1938 (second woman to be BSO musician after Lydia Savitzkaya)

Campanari, Giuseppe

(Italy 1859-1927) born November 17, 1859 in Roviga, Italy, not other dates sometimes given. Brother of Leandro Campanari

photo

cello (also La Scala Orchestra) left to sing opera in New York

1885-1893

Campanari, Leandro (Italy 1857-1939) Brother of Giuseppe Campanari

violin (also San Francisco) 1884-1886

Cardillo, Pasquale A. "Patsy"

(Massachusetts 1918-1998)

photo

second clarinet (also Drury Band)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. Also with his clarinetist father Anthony Cardillo. Substituted as clarinet at the Berkshire Music Festival in the summer of 1939 which led to his joining the Boston Symphony in the 1939-1940 season.

1939-1984

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Carol, Norman

(Pennsylvania 1928- ) cousin of Robert Karol

photo

first violin (also Concertmaster of three orchestras:  New Orleans Symphony Concertmaster 1956-1960, Minneapolis Symphony Concertmaster 1960-1966, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster 1966-1994)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1947.  Spent the years 1952-1956 after the BSO first in the Army, then pursuing a solo concert career. He abandoned a solo career for his family, seeking a more stable life as an orchestra musician.

1949-1952

Caughey, Charles Elford

(Pennsylvania 1904-1963)

harp (also a prolific poet) 1925-1926, 1928-1937, 1938-1951

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Cauhapé, Jean Marcelin

(France 1902-1972)

photo

at Tanglewood 1949

Assistant Principal viola (also Chardon String Quartet: Norbert Lauga first, Clarence Knudson second, Jean Cauhapé viola, Yves Chardon cello)

 

Studied at the theological seminary in Toulouse and both the Toulouse Conservatoire (at age 9) and Paris Conservatoire with Premier prix in viola in about 1921. Recruited by Koussevitzky during Paris auditions in the summer of 1925.

1925-1967

Ceci, Jesse Arthur

(Pennsylvania 1924-2006)

violin (also New Orleans Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra Concertmaster, National Ballet of Canada, Denver Symphony/Colorado Symphony Concertmaster)

1954-1959

Cella, Theodore

(Pennsylvania 1896-1960)

photo

Theodore Cella in 1917

harp (also National Symphony of New York, New York Philharmonic Principal harp. Cella while in Boston also played in the interesting Boston Symphony Quartet consisting of: Arthur Brooke flute, Ludwig Nast cello, Hubert Sauvlet violin, and Theodore Cella harp 181)

 

Took up conducting as was an Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic under John Barbirolli. Theodore Cella was also the fifth husband of Mabel Boll (1895-1949), known as the "Queen of Diamonds" because of the quantity of gold and diamonds she like to wear 182. They both understated their age by 5 years (only the finest gossip reported here...)

1915-1920

 

(left following 1920 musicians strike)

Chapman, Peter R.

(Canada 1945- )

 

Second trumpet (also Opera Company of Boston and Boston Ballet Principal trumpet, and MusicaViva in Boston)

 

Studied at Boston University School for the Arts BMus and MMus. Chapman won the Boston University Night at Pops concerto competition as a student, resulting in his concert performance of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. He was a Tanglewood Fellow 1964-1968. Also active in music festivals, including the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming. Chapman now teaches at the New England Conservatory.

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Chardon, Yves Henri

(France 1902-2000)

photo

from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

cello (also Principal cello, Principal cello and associate conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony 1946-about 1950, founded the Orlando Symphony - later the Central Florida Symphony in about 1950-1951, Alternate Principal cello Metropolitan Opera 1952-1976, in Boston, founded the Chardon String Quartet: Norbert Lauga first, Clarence Knudson second, Jean Cauhapé viola, Yves Chardon cello, also conductor of the Havana Symphony in 1949)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in 1918. Chardon also taught at the Athens Conservatoire - Greece where he and his wife Henriette de Constant met Dimitri Mitropoulos, leading to Chardon's appointment at Minneapolis Principal cello and Henriette as Assistant Principal cello under Mitropoulos.

1928-1943

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Cherkassky, Paul

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1891-1973)

violin (premiered Sibelius Humoresques conducted by Sibelius Helsinki, 1919) 1923-1952

Cherry, Glen A.

(South Dakota 1973- )

husband of Elizabeth Rowe

photo

photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

violin (also New World Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, National Symphony of Washington 2001-2004)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory class of 1995. Glen Cherry is active in contemporary music, such as his premiere of the Sonata for violin and piano by Kevin Beavers (1971- ) performed at Tanglewood in summer 1996.

January 2006-present

Chevrot, Albert (born Jules-Albert)

(Switzerland 1889-may have returned to Europe) incorrectly listed as 'André Chevrot' by some sources

photo

flute (Premier prix Paris Conservatoire 1909 Concour)

1912-1915 succeeded Paul Fox

Childers, Rachel

(California ? 1981- )

photo

photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Second horn (prior to the BSO, acting Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. also as a student, the American Youth Symphony.)

 

Studied at the University of Michigan BMus and MMus, and at the the Colburn School - Los Angeles, Artist Diploma)

2011-present

Chu, Jonathan

(New York about 1981- )

photo

viola (also Philadelphia Orchestra viola 2009-2012, Saint Louis Symphony, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra - Tennessee, and a founding member of the Io String Quartet. He joined the East Coast Chamber Orchestra in 2010)

 

Studied at Vanderbilt University BMus (summa cum laude) with a second second major in economics, the Juilliard School MMus. Active in summer festivals including the Marlboro Festival - Vermont, Yellow Barn Festival - Vermont, Taos Festival - New Mexico

September, 2012-present

Churchill, Marylou Speaker

(1945-2009)

photo

detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal Second violin 1977-2000, violin 1970-1977.

 

New England Conservatory class of 1967.

1970-2000

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Cioffi, Gino B. (Italy 1911-1992)

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Principal clarinet 1950-1970 (also orchestra of the New York Radio City Music Hall 1937-about 1940, Pittsburgh Symphony about 1940-1942, Cleveland Orchestra 1942-1944, Metropolitan Opera 1944-1950, and briefly for the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Principal clarinet 1950-1970)

 

Studied at the Naples Conservatory - Italy graduating in 1930.

1950-1970

Coffey, John W.

(Massachusetts 1907-1981)

photo

Bass trombone succeeding William Lilleback (Hans Valdemar Durck Lilleback), while Lilleback took John Coffey's position as Bass trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra; a sort of player swap. In 1941, John Coffey joined several other first chair musicians, including Merritt Dittert trombone, Louis Davidson trumpet, Leonard Sharrow bassoon, and Rudolph Puletz horn to go to Argentina to play under Arturo Toscanini at the Teatro Colon.

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1932, same class as Guy Boswell , trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra. Doug Yeo, Bass trombone of the Boston Symphony wrote: "Bartok Concerto for Orchestra was first performed in 1944, with John Coffey being the first bass trombonist to negotiate the gliss from low B to F.  (visit Doug Yeo's excellent site www.yeodoug.com )

1941-1952

Collins, Wesley

(about 1984- )

photo

viola (also Atlanta Symphony May 2008-August 2012. while studying in Cleveland, also played as Cleveland Orchestra sub and with the Canton Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, City Music Cleveland, and Akron Symphony Assistant Principal viola)

 

Studied first with his musician parents: violinist mother Sandy Collins and father Philip Collins Cincinnati Symphony Principal trumpet. Then at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 2007. Active in summer music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Sarasota Music Festival - Floriday, Encore School for Strings - Ohio, and the Pacific Music Festival - Japan.

September, 2012-present

Côme, André

(Massachusetts 1934-1987)

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Second trumpet and Principal trumpet of the Boston Pops. Succeeded his teacher and uncle Marcel LaFosse as second trumpet to Armando Ghitalla . (also US Air Force Band, Baltimore Symphony)

 

Studied privately with his uncle Michel Lafosse. André Côme died unexpectedly just after the Boston Pops season during surgery June, 1987, age only 53.

1957-1987

Cook, Theodore, Jr.

(Massachusetts 1854-after 1920)

violin (also Boston Opera Company orchestra)

1884-1885

Cooke, James

photo

James Cooke with daughter Elizabeth Cooke

violin (also Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Ballet, SinfoNova, Boston Composer's String Quartet, with Andrew Mark)

 

Studied at the University of Illinois BMus and at Boston University MMus.

1987-present

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Coticone, Geralyn N.

(New Jersey 1965- )

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piccolo (also National Symphony of Washington, New York Chamber Symphony)

 

Studied at Boston University BMus summa cum laude. teaches at Boston University and the Boston Conservatory. Also has been active in festivals, including the Mostly Mozart Festival - New York City and the Casals Fesitval - Puerto Rico. With the National Symphony, gave the premier of the Ezra Laderman (1924- ) Sinfonia concertante (1989).

1990-2003

 

(retired due to focal dystonia, as suffered by other musicians such as Leon Fleisher)

Cowden, Hugh Alan

(England 1915-1988)

photo

horn (also Chicago Symphony 1951-1954, Chicago Symphony Brass Ensemble with Adolph Herseth trumpet, Renold Schilke trumpet, Hugh Cowden horn, Frank Crisafulli trombone, Arnold Jacobs tuba. Cowden also played in the Symphony of the Air's Far East tour in May and June, 1955. Cowden was a freelance horn in New York City in the 1960s)

 

While a Broadway musician, played My Fair Lady 1956-1963

1945-1947

Currier, Frank Stephen

(Germany 1875- )

violin (also Minneapolis Symphony 1914-1915)

1905-1912

Cutter, Benjamin

(Massachusetts 1856-1910) died of a heart attack, age only 53 170.

viola (also New England Conservatory)

 

Studied first at the Warren Academy - Massachusetts, followed by the Royal Conservatory - Stuttgart (where Victor Herbert also studied) studying with Percy Goetschius (1853-1943) and Max Seifritz (1827–1885). Taught at the New England Conservatory 1888-1910.

1881-1882, 1884-1885

Czerwonky, Richard Rudolph

(then Germany, now Poland 1886-1949)

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Assistant Concertmaster, although the title was not then used (Czerwonky made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1910. after Boston, Minneapolis Symphony Concertmaster 1910-1919, Chicago Opera Concertmaster during 1930s 19

 

Taught in Chicago at the Bush Conservatory, the Chicago Conservatory from 1932-1935 and at de Paul University.

1907-1908
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D names alphabetically

names such as De Guichard and D'Amelio are listed alphabetically as if they were "deg" and "dam"

As specified by the MLA Handbook

Dannreuther, Gustav William brother of English pianist Edward George Dannreuther 1844-1905

(Ohio 1853-1923)

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violin (also Mendelssohn Quintette Club 49, long-time teacher at New England Conservatory)

 

Wife Ellen "Nellie" Morton Taylor Dannreuther (1858-1942) was also a noted pianist who toured as well as teaching at at Wells College 193.

1881-1883

Daval, Charles J.

(California 1956- )

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Associate Principal trumpet (also Seattle Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Carmel Bach Festival 1977-1983, Pittsburgh Opera Principal trumpet - his wife has been violin with Pittsburgh Symphony)

 

Studied at San Jose State University BMus 1979, after starting late as a trumpet player at age 17. Northwestern University MMus.

1983-1987

Deane, Charles Louis

(Maine 1881-1936)

died following season September, 1936

violin 1918-1921, viola 1921-1936 1918-1936

Debuchy, Albert

(France 1864-returned to France)

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Principal bassoon 1901-1905, bassoon 1905-1907 (also Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique)

1901-1907

De Guichard, Ann M.

(Massachusetts 1910- )

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Boston Symphony orchestral photo 1946

bassoon - she also played saxophone when necessary - she succeeded her teacher Abdon Laus after his sudden death. (also Boston Womens Orchestra in 1940. Jane Taylor, bassoon of the Dorian Wind Quintet who played in the New York City freelance community with De Guichard said that Ann De Guichard was "...a very French bassoon player...", meaning her tone had a distinctive, breathy sound not usually heard in orchestras today.)

 

Studied with Abdon Laus, whom she succeeded. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Brandeis Festival Orchestra.

1945-1947

 

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Dehn, John W.

(Germany 1849- )

violin 1882-1884

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Déjardin, Blaise

(France 1984- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

cello (also European Union Youth Orchestra 2001-2004, Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester 2001-2004, a founder of the Boston Cello Quartet: Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre LeCarme)

 

Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in about the 2005 Concour and the New England Conservatory. New England Conservatory MMus 2007, doctorate of music 2008. In 2008, Déjardin gave the US premiere of Edith Canat de Chizy (1950- ) Les Formes du vent (2003) for solo cello.

2008-present

Delcourt, L. - likely Lucile Adèle Delcourt (or Wurmser-Delcourt), famous French chromatic harpist who had premiered Debussy's Danses sacrées et profanes in 1904.

 

(France 1879-1933)

harp

Lucile Adèle Delcourt studied at the Paris Conservatoire, where she earned her Second accessit in 1894, and Premier Prix in harp in 1895 209.  The chromatic harp was taught at the Conservatoire 1903-1933 64.

 

The chromatic harp has a string for each of the notes of the chromatic scale. The sharp/flat strings are slightly crossed, and are like the black keys of the piano. Assuming this was Lucile Adèle Delcourt, she would have played a standard orchestral harp.)

1920-1924

Delescluse, Pierre V.

(France 1901- )

double bass (also Aix en Provence Conservatoire) 1938-1939
deLisle, Christian de Lapradie violin 1888-1892

Del Sordo, Raphael (Italy 1895-1963)

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detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also Mandolin and Guitar when needed 54)

1920-1955

De Mailly, Charles (France 1892-1920)

second flute (also Paris city band and Concerts Colonne Orchestra - Paris 1913-1915) Del Sordo, Raphael Studied at the Paris Conservatory, Deuxième prix in 1911, Premier prix in the 1912 Concour. 65 1915-1920 (died at end of season July 26, 1920, age only 27)

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Demetriades, Lazare George - incorrectly listed as 'Demetrides' in BSO archives

(Turkey of Greek parents 1880-1964)

double bass (also a Boston theater orchestra musician prior to the BSO. Later, National Symphony of Washington DC bass in 1940s)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1917.  Published arrangements of Greek Orthodox hymns in 1932.  Died of a stroke in Greece in 1964.

1920-1930

Demuth, Louis

(Germany 1859- )

oboe

 

seems to have returned to Germany after leaving the symphony.

1883-1896

Denayer, Frédéric Désiré

(France 1878-1946)

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viola (also Paris Opera Principal viola, Colonne Orchestra Principal viola, Concerts Monteux, Paris, Principal viola prior to Boston.  Concertgebouw Orchestra Principal viola during 1920s and early 1930s. Denayer joined the BSO in 1919 invited by Pierre Monteux - prior to the arrival of Henri Rabaud - taking the same ship with his friend Jean Bedetti)

 

Shown at left in 1928 when he was Principal viola of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Left to right: Frédéric Denayer, Ferdinand Helman leader of the second violins, conductor Willem Mengelberg, Concertmaster Louis Zimmerman)

1919-1921

 

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de Pasquale, Joseph (Philadelphia 1919- ) Married to the niece of Serge Koussevitzky's wife, Natalya Ushkov Koussevitzky.

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Principal viola (also during World War 2, de Pasquale played in the US Marine Band and Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal viola 1964-1996)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1942. Succeeded Jean Lefranc at the end of 1946-1947 as Principal viola of the Boston Symphony beginning in 1947-1948 season. Jean Cauhapé remained in the second chair of the viola section.

1947-1964

DeRibas, Dr. Antonio L. (Spain 1814-1907) oldest born BSO musician, born January, 1814, 10 years before Beethoven composed Symphony no 9 !

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Likely Paul Clemens Fischer, left and Antonio De Ribas, right in this 1882 composite photo-collage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Boston Symphony Archives

oboe (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46, also the Boston Cadet Band led by J. Thomas Baldwin 161)

 

Antonio De Ribas made his London debut as an oboe soloist in 1837 (!).  De Ribas first appeared in New York in 1839 139.  By 1857, Dr. De Ribas was teaching music in Boston.  He later taught at the New England Conservatory. Philip Hale wrote that Antonio De Ribas was the first in the US to play the English horn in concerts as a solo instrument 139, although it would seem hard to establish such a claim.

1881-1882

De Sève, Alfred

(Canada 1858-1927)

violin

 

A violin prodigy, De Sève studied with Frantz Jehin-Prume in Montréal and in 1876 with Pablo de Sarasate, Hubert Léonard, and Lambert Massart in Paris.  1877-1879 he studied with Henri Vieuxtemps.  In Boston, taught at the New England Conservatory.  In After the BSO, De Sève returned to Canada where he taught at McGill University.

1907-1920

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Deutsch, S.

violin 1885-1888

Devergie, Jean-Constant

(Paris 1900-1975)

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Assistant Principal oboe (also Paris Opéra Orchestra)

 

Studied in his home town, Marseille at the Marseille Conservatoire in preparation for his entrance examination for the Paris Conservatoire. At the Paris Conservatoire, won his Second accessit 1919, Second prix 1920, Premier prix 1921. When Jean Devergie was second oboe to Principal oboe Fernand Gillet, Devergie made reeds for Gillet, who did not like to work on this manufacture.

1925-1964 (succeeded Clement Lenom)

Diamond, Samuel

(Massachusetts 1893-1968)

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detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also Victor Herbert Orchestra, touring in 1916-1917, Scollay Square, Boston theater musician, Boston Opera)

 

Studied with his Lithuanian-Jewish uncle Isaac Diamond. Died August 14, 1968 during the Tanglewood season after 50 years of service with the Boston Symphony.

1918-1968

fifty years of service

Díaz, Roberto

(Chile 1960- )

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viola (Minnesota Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner 1984-1985, Boston Symphony 1985-1990, Principal viola National Symphony of Washington under Rostropovich 1990-1996, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal viola 1996-2006, then President Curtis Institute of Music 2006-present)

 

Studied at the Chile Conservatory where his father taught, New England Conservatory 1978, Curtis Institute Class of 1984.

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Roberto Díaz as President, Curtis Institute with Mary Curtis Bok in background

Dickson, Harry Ellis

(Massachusetts 1908-2003)

also father-in-law of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis

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violin, Associate Conductor Boston Pops

 

Studied at the Akademischen Hochschule für Musik - Berlin and the New England Conservatory class of 1929.

1938-1987 6

Dietsch, Christoph

(Germany 1852-after 1930)

bassoon (also Maine Festival Orchestra 1919) 1882-1893

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Dimitriades, Tatiana Anastasia

(New York 1962- )

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violin (also Concertmaster of New Philharmonia Orchestra of Newton, Massachusetts, member of the Walden Chamber Players: Tatiana Dimitriades violin, Irina Muresanu violin, Alexander Velinzon violin, Yehonatan Berick violin, Christof Huebner viola, Ashima Scripp cello, Donald Palma double bass, Marianne Gedigian flute, Laura Ahlbeck oboe, Thomas Martin clarinet, Richard Ranti bassoon, Clark Matthews horn, Jonathan Bass piano)

 

(also active in chamber music, including Walden Chamber Players, Classical Tangent, a group combining classical and folk origin music)

1987-present

Di Natale, Joseph

(Italy 1894-may have died suddenly in 1921)

violin (also a Boston theater musician in 1917)

 

Emigrated with his family to Boston at age three.

1918-1920

Ding, Xin

(China 1972- )

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violin (also China Youth Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster and Concertmaster of the China Chamber Orchestra. In the Boston area, she played in the New Hampshire Symphony and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.)

 

Studied first with her musician mother and then at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, graduating in 1995, where she also taught.  Gained her Artist’s Diploma from the Longy School of Music (Massachusetts).  Active in music festivals, including the Foulger International Music Festival (Massachusetts) and the International Musical Arts Institute (Maine)

January, 1999-present

DiNovo, Nancy Mathis

(California 1948- )

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violin (also St. Louis Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Toronto Repertory Ensemble, Chamber Players of Toronto 1979-1980, New Chamber Orchestra of Canada, Te Deum Orchestra and Singers, Hamilton Ontario 1980-1983)

 

Studied at the University of Toronto BMus performance and MMus performance and with teachers including Marylou Speaker, Joseph Silverstein, and four summers at the Aspen Festival. Married to composer Milton Barnes. Relocated to Vancouver, teaching at the University of British Columbia, and playing frequently with the West Coast Symphony (formerly the Vancouver Chamber Players.)

1983-1985

Dorn, William Ward

(Massachusetts 1850- )

violin - also in 1869, played in the massive National Peace Jubilee orchestra 208 celebrating the peace following the Civil War, made up of 1000 musicians and a massive chorus directed by the pioneering musician Carl Zerrahn (1826-1909).  Zerrahn was one of the 24 German musicians of the Germania Orchestra who in 1848 came to the USA and demonstrated in a way not previously heard the precision and ensemble playing of the great orchestral works of the German masters, profoundly influencing orchestral development in the eastern United States.  Carl Zerrahn settling in Boston lead the Boston Philharmonic Club orchestra, the Harvard Musical Association orchestra, and 1854-1895 the Handel and Haydn Society, the principal musical predecessors of the Boston Symphony.

 

Taught at Petersilea Musical Academy (Carlyle Petersilea), Boston 1878-1882 207.

1881-1882

 

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Carl Zerrahn in Boston

Droeghmans, Emil Josef Hippolyte

(Belgium 1884-1968)

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detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

cello (also active in the Zimbler Sinfonietta)

 

Studied at the Conservatoire royal de Liège. Taught at the New England Conservatory. Retired the same season as his friend and colleague Principal bassoon Raymond Allard.

1927-1953

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Dubbs, Harry L. (1911-1953) (died in hospital during the Boston Pops summer season June 20, 1953 age 42) violin 1939-1953

Dufresne, Gaston Louis Albert

(France 1898-1998) died 3 months after his 100th birthday

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double bass (also Colonne Orchestra - Paris 1923-1925, Concerts Koussevitzky - Paris, Chicago Symphony Principal double bass 1951-1952 for one season before returning to Boston)

 

Studied at the Lille Conservatoire 1907-1918, Paris Conservatoire with his Premier prix in about 1923. Also interested in ancient instruments, and active in the Society of Instruments, where he played the bass viol.

1927-1951, 1952-1957

Dworak, Josef F.

tuba 1900-1910

Dwyer, Doriot Anthony (Illinois 1922- )

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detail of photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal flute (also National Symphony of Washington DC 1943-1945, Baltimore Symphony, moved to Los Angeles and in 1946 becoming a Hollywood studio player. Played in the 'Standard Hour' radio orchestra 1946-1949, Los Angeles Philharmonic second flute 1946-1952. Summer of 1947, Bruno Walter appointed Doriot Dwyer as Principal flute of the Hollywood Bowl).

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus 1943. Doriot Anthony was often said to be the first woman appointed permanently to a Principal chair of a major US symphony orchestra, although Helen Kotas (Helen Kotas Hirsch) Principal horn of the Chicago Symphony 1941-1947 may well claim that title.

1952-1990 35

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photo: Boston Symphony Archives 1956

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Eichheim, Henry

(Illinois 1870-1942)

violin also a composer recorded by Stokowski-Philadelphia Orchestra - Japanese Impressions )

 

Studied first with his father Meinhard Eichheim, cello of the Chicago Symphony 1891-1892, 1897-1899. Henry Eicheim also taught at the New England Conservatory, and in summers in the early 1900s at the Bay View Summer University - Michigan 232.

1891-1912

Eichler, Carl H.

(Germany 1833-1912) brother of Julius Eichler, Sr.

violin (organizer of Boston's Germania Orchestra, also director of Harvard Musical Society, Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra musician 46) 1881-1885

Eichler, Julius Edward

(Germany 1824-1893) father of Julius Eichler Jr.

violin (a pioneer in US music education, came to Boston with the Saxonia Orchestra about 1850 49, Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra musician 46)

 

An early teacher at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

1881-1894

Eichler, Julius Edward, Jr. son of Julius Eichler

(Massachusetts 1868- )

violin (active in Germania Band) 1886-1912

Eisler, Daniel

(Russia 1885-1976)

violin 1925-1950

Elcus, Gaston

(France 1884-1974)

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violin (also Paris Opéra Comique, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Orchestre Colonne)

 

Studied in Amsterdam, preparing for entrance exam for the Paris Conservatorie. Entered Paris Conservatorie with Premier prix in the 1904 Concour.

1925-1952

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Elias-Gerald (New York 1952- )

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violin (departed to become Associate Concertmaster of Utah Symphony 1988-present, also founding member of Abramyan String Quartet, has taken up conducting.)

 

Studied at Oberlin College Conservatory, and Yale School of Music graduating 1975, both BA and MM.

1975-1988

On sabbatical 1986-1987

Elkind, S.

double bass 1894-1908

Eller, M.

oboe 1884-1885

Eltz, Paul Richard Sr. (Germany 1817-before 1900)

photo Paul Eltz, Sr. in this 1882 composite photograph-drawing

Principal bassoon (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46) 1881-1883

Eltz, Paul Richard Jr., called Richard (Germany 1845-after 1920)

viola (later a hotel orchestra and theater musician) 1881-1882

Emery, Steven A. (1952- ) married to pianist Deborah DeWolf Emery

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trumpet (also Kansas City Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony Orchestra) 1988-1991

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Epstein, Frank (Netherlands 1942- )

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percussion (also San Antonio Orchestra, founder in 1972 of Collage New Music, which he also directs.)

 

Studied the Studied Tanglewood Music Center summer 1962, 1966, 1972, and at the University of Southern California and the New England Conservatory MMus 1969.

July 1968-present

(succeeded Harold 'Tommy' Thompson who was killed in car accident)

Ericsson, Sarah Schuster (Pennsylvania 1958- )

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Second harp (also Baltimore Symphony, Boston Musica Viva)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 1980.

1990-1998

Erkelens, Henri Antonie

(Netherlands 1890-1976) note: BSO programs incorrectly give 1894 as birth

violin 1920-1951

Esbensen, Adam M.

(Oregon 1976- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

cello (also Louisville Orchestra 2001-2003, Oregon Symphony 2003-2008, Louisville Orchestra, a founder of the Boston Cello Quartet: Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre LeCarme)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus, Mannes College of Music MMus and Performance Certificate. Active in summer music festivals, including Taos Mountain Music Festival - New Mexico, Vail Valley Music Festival - Colorado, Spoleto Music Festival - Italy, and San Luis Obispo Festival - California.

2008-present

Eskin, Jules Louis married to BSO violin Aza Raykhtsaum

(Pennsylvania 1931- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1983

Principal cello (also City Center Opera - New York Principal Cello, Dallas Symphony 1948-1949, a New York sessions musician in 1950s, Cleveland Orchestra Principal cello 1961-1964)

 

Studied at the Studied Tanglewood Music Center summer 1948, and the Settlement School of Music - Philadelphia, Philadelphia Musical Academy, the Curtis Institute Class of 1952. Made a concert tour of Europe in 1954-1955. Among his fine recordings were the Leon Kirchner: Concerto For Violin, Cello And Piano with Gilbert Kalish piano and Malcolm Lowe violin, the Nutcracker and the American Album with Seiji Ozawa (see right)

1964-present

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Fabrizio, Carmine Alysious (Italy 1888- ) older brother of Enrico or Henry Fabrizio violin (also recorded for Edison)

 

Carmine Fabrizio was born in the family village of Sant'Angelo all'Esca, Italy, but the other children, including Enrico Fabrizio were born in Boston.

1910-1912

Fabrizio, Enrico (or sometimes Henry) Edwardo

(Massachusetts 1892-1952)

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Fabrizio making a cello

cello (also St. Louis Symphony 1913-1918)

 

Studied with Horace Britt probably about 1907-1908 while Britt was with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and with Alwin Schroeder probably while Britt was with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1912.

1918-1952

 

died on October 26, 1952 just following the 1951-1952 season, the May, 1952 BSO European tour, and Tanglewood.

Fagerburg (Menaul), Rachel F.

(Ohio? 1957- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

viola (appointed to chair of Bernard Kadinoff 36 after his sudden death. Rachel Fagerburg was viola with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra - the touring orchestra 1983-1989, Opera Company of Boston, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Renard String Quartet)

 

Studied at Tanglewood Music Center summer 1980, and at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory class of 1981. Also Eastern Music Festival - North Carolina.

December 1989-present

Farberman, Harold C. (New York 1929- )

photo Harold Farberman, right with Arthur Press preparing for a tour

percussion (also expanded conducting: Denver Symphony guest conductor 1963, Colorado Springs Orchestra Music Director 1967–1970, has since guest conducted a number of orchestras in Europe and Asia)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School and while with the BSO gained MM in composition at the New England Conservatory. He recorded Mahler symphonies, and stylish recordings of symphonies of Michael Haydn with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta.

1951-1963 17

Farkas, Philip

(Illinois 1914-1992)

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Principal horn (also Kansas City Philharmonic Principal horn 1933-1936 starting at age 18, Chicago Symphony 1936-1941 succeeding Pellegrino Lecce, Cleveland Orchestra Principal horn 1941-1945, Boston Symphony Co-Principal horn with Willem Valkenier in the 1945-1946, returned to Cleveland as Principal horn 1946-1947, Chicago Symphony Principal horn 1947-1960. The taught at Indiana University 1960-1984)

 

Studied with Belgian-born Chicago horn teacher Louis Dufrasne, who also taught two other Chicago Symphony Principal horns: Helen Kotas Hirsh and Frank Brouk.

1945-1946

Fedrovsky, Paul Leonidovich (Russia 1890-1958) married to soprano Olga Averino and son-in-law of Nicholas K. Avierino

photo

photo thanks to grandson Nicholas T. Lasoff

violin (also one of the early advocates of historically accurate baroque performance as member of the Boston Society for Ancient Instruments, playing the discant viol)

 

Studied at Zurich Conservatory 1909 and Vienna Conservatory 1910. Left Soviet Russia via China and Japan, by the same timing and route as Naoum Blinder, Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony 1932-1957 (Blinder Japan to San Francisco and Fedorovsky Japan to Vancouver).

1925-1955

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Feldman, Ronald L.

(New York 1947- )

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cello (also Assistant conductor Boston Pops in 1989, founding member of Collage New Music, Greylock Trio, conductor of the Mystic Valley Chamber Orchestra, conductor of Extension Works, conductor Worcester Symphony, Music Director New England Philharmonic, conductor Berkshire Symphony)

 

Studied at Boston University CFA 1970. Now teaches at Williams College.

1967-2001

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Férir, Émile Auguste

(Belgium 1873-1949)

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Émile Férir in the 1920s

Principal viola (also Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris in 1892, also Scottish Symphony - Glasgow Principal viola 1893, also Queen Hall Orchestra - London Principal viola 1897-1903, Kruse String Quartet - London about 1898-1900, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal viola 1918-1919, New York Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal viola 1925-1926. Also Berkshire String Quartet, funded by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge consisting of Hugo Kortschak first, Jacques Gordon second, Émile Férir viola, and Emmeran Stoeber cello in early 1920s)

 

Conservatoire Royal de Musique - Brussels, winning his Premier prix in 1891 180.

1903-1918

Ferrillo, John A.

(Massachusetts 1955- )

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Principal oboe (also Metropolitan Opera Co-Principal oboe 1987-2001, San Francisco Symphony Associate Principal oboe 1985-1986)

 

Studied first with his mother, a music teacher with a Masters degree in music education. He then gained entrance to the Curtis Institute, graduating in the Class of 1977. Also active in music festivals, including the Blossom Music Festival - Ohio, the Marlboro Music Festival - Vermont, the Craftsbury Chamber Players Chamber Music Festival - Vermont, Monadnock Festival - Massachusetts, Waterloo Festival - New Jersey, and the Aspen Music Festival - Colorado. For six years during the late 1970s and early 1980s, John Ferrillo taught at the University of West Virginia. While at the Metropolitan Opera, John Ferrillo taught at the Juilliard School He now teaches at Boston University and the New England Conservatory.

summer 2001-present
Fiasca, John Baldwin

(Wisconsin 1923-1960)

viola

 

Studied at the Wisconsin College of Music and at the Juilliard School 155.

1954-1960

 

Fiasca died of a heart attack on May 14, 1960 in Fukuoka, Japan during the 1960 BSO Asia tour, age only 37.

Fiedler, Arthur (Massachusetts 1894-1979) son of Emanuel Fiedler violin, viola (also conductor Boston Pops) 1915-1932
Fiedler, Bernard (born Galicia, now Poland 1878-1942) brother of Gustav and Emanuel Fiedler violin 1897-1942

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Fiekowsky, Sheila

(Michigan 1951- )

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violin (also Cambridge String Quartet, Newton Symphony Concertmaster, Chamber Preludes concert)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1973, also Yale School of Music MA. A long distance runner for many years, including several marathons.

1975-present

Fine, Burton (Pennsylvania 1930- )

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Burton Fine with Tom Newell 1963

Violin in the 1963-1964 season. 1964-1965 upon the departure of Joseph de Pasquale, Burton Fine was advanced to Principal Viola 1964-1992, violin.

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1948. Also studied chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Illinois Tech. Was a research chemist for NASA.

1963-December 2004 (on sabbatical 1987-1988)

Firth, Everett J. "Vic"

(Massachusetts 1930- )

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Principal timpani 1956-2001, timpani 1952-1956

 

Studied first with his music teacher father Everett E. Firth on the cornet. Then switched to percussion in high school. In 1948, entered the New England Conservatory graduating in the class of 1952. Among others, Firth studied with his predecessor as Principal timpani Roman Szulc. Vic Firth also later taught at the New England Conservatory. He was founder of Vic Firth Inc. having about 150 employees and said to be the world's largest manufacturer of drum sticks, and suppler of other percussion products (www.vicfirth.com).

1952-2001

Fischer, Paul Clemens

(Germany 1858-after 1922)

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Likely Paul Clemens Fischer, left and Antonio De Ribas, right in this 1882 composite photo-collage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

oboe

 

Paul Clemens Fischer, born in Ronneburg, near Leipzig, Germany February 9, 1858 came to Boston in June, 1881, perhaps specifically to join the newly organizing Boston Symphony.  He played oboe sitting in the second chair next to Principal oboe Dr. Antionio De Ribas for the first season 1881-1882. Thereafter, Fischer remained in Boston, teaching and playing in theater and other Boston orchestras.

1881-1882

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Fiumara, Placido

(Italy 1859-1917)

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Placido Fiumara in 1909

second violin 1885-1888, leader of the second violins (Principal Second violin in today's terms) 1888-1917. (also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1909 was: William F. Krafft first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, John Mullaly viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

Came to Boston from Italy at age 10, and studied with Julius Eichberg (1824-1893), Director of the Boston Conservatory 152. Placido Fiumara died November 20, 1917 during the beginning of the BSO 1917-1918 season. Newspaper accounts said "...He was stricken just as he was about to leave for a concert at Symphony Hall..." 152.

1885-1917

Flockton, John M.

(Massachusetts 1856-after 1909)

double bass (also the Boston Cadet Band led by J. Thomas Baldwin 161)

1881-1882

Folgmann, Dr. Emil Ernst Erich

(Germany 1889-after 1946)

cello (also Philadelphia Orchestra cello 1919-1920, 1921-1927, Lester Ensemble with Hermann Weinberg in 1930s after both left the Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor Philadelphia Civic Symphony 1936)

 

In 1933, Folgmann received his Ph D. from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1930s and 1940s practiced as psychologist in Philadelphia (!) Perhaps music lovers should "have their heads examined".

1912-1918
Foreman, Clint

(Texas 1980- )

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second flute (also New World Symphony, Miami Florida)

 

Studied at the Manhattan School of Music MMus, University of North Texas BMus and BMusic Education. Also has studied for his doctorate in music at the Shepherd School of Music - Rice University in Texas.

September, 2011-present

 

this second flute chair had been open for two seasons

Forlani, Nichola

(Italy 1886-1976)

clarinet (also second clarinet of the Saint Louis Symphony under Max Zach 1909-1914)

 

Born in Castelcivita, Italy 20 km from Salerno near Naples on 13 November 1886, and came to the US in 1904. He returned to Italy in the 1930s, but returned to New York City in 1938 as a night club band musician. Returning to Italy in the 1950s, died in the Campania region of Italy in 1976.

1918-1921

Forster, E. viola 1910-1914

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Fossé, Pierre

(France 1873-returned to France)

oboe (succeeded Auguste Sautet)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire and said to be Premier prix, although this is not documented by the Conservatoire records.

1912-1914

Fourel, Georges August

(France 1892-1955)

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

second violin in the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musician's strike, Principal viola 1921-1932, viola 1932-1953 (also Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux about 1913-1914, orchestra of l'Opéra de Paris in about 1915, l'Orchestre des Concerts-Touche and the Concerts de Monte-Carlo 1918-1920. also Boston String Quartet: Harrison Keller first, Alfred Krips second, Georges Fourel viola, Alfred Zighera cello)

 

Studied first at the Municipal Conservatoire of Douai - north of France, then at the Paris Conservatoire Premier in viola in the 1913 Concour. Taught at Middlebury College in Vermont in the 1930s.

1921-1953

Fox, Paul H.

(Germany 1852-after 1917)

flute

1881-1885, 1886-1887, 1889-1891, 1892-1912

Fradkin, Fredric "Freddy"

(New York 1892-1963)

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Concertmaster (also Wiener Concert-Verein Concertmaster - Vienna, Russian Symphony of New York Concertmaster, Diaghilev Ballet Russe orchestra 1916 US tour Concertmaster.)

Following Fradkin's dismissal during the BSO orchestra strike, Fradkin was Concertmaster of the New York Capital Theater Orchestra 1922-1924. Fradkin then left music to open a restaurant)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in violin in 1910.

1918-1920

 

(dismissed because of support of the 1920 musicians strike)

Frankel, Irving

(then Austria, now Poland 1897-1985)

photo

detail of photo Boston Symphony Archives

double bass (one of the earliest members of the Boston Esplanade Orchestra)

 

Studied with his father Carl, and at the New England Conservatory with Max Kunze.

1919-1967 (48 years !)

Franko, Sam (1857-1937) brother of Nahan Franco violin

1885-1886

 In his memoires 43, Franko claimed '...after six weeks, I resigned...' from the Boston Symphony

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Freeman, Henry S.

(New York 1909-1997)

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Principal double bass 1965-1967, double bass 1945-1965

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music graduated 1930. Freeman was the first double bass player to graduate from the Eastman School. Resigned from the Boston Symphony to join his violinist wife Florence Knope Freeman (1909-2002) at the Denver Symphony in 1967.

1945-1967

Freiberg, Gottfried von

(Austria 1909-1962)

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Principal horn (also Principal horn Vienna Philharmonic) 1936-1937

French, Catherine I.

(Canada 1962- )

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violin (also Collage New Music, Calyx Piano Trio, 1993 Marlboro Music Festival)

 

Indiana University BA 1990, and Juilliard School MA 1994. As well as the many BSO recordings, has recorded several CDs, including Music For Voice & Harp with Annette Betanski on Chandos (see right)

1994-present

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Freygang, (Ernst) Alexander

(then Prussia, now Poland 1838-probably 1888)

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Freygang in this 1882 composite photograph

harp (also Imperial Orchestra of Saint Petersburg harp 1866-1876 223. also a member of the Boston Philharmonic Club, a chamber group, a predecessor to the Boston Symphony (see lithograph at right), also Handel and Haydn Society orchestra)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1876. Taught at Wellesley College (Massachusetts) 1884-1888 222.

1881-1886

 

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click on the thumbnail above to see full picture of the Boston Philharmonic Club, Bernard Listemann first, Fritz Listemann second, Adolf Belz horn, Adolf Hartdegen cello, Alexander Freygang harp, Eugene Weiner flute

Fried, Paul

(New Jersey 1947- )

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Assistant Principal flute 1970-1982, Principal Flute Boston Pops 1976-1982 (also later Co-Principal flute Pittsburgh Symphony)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School. Fried was the solo flute in the Boston Pops recordings Pops Around the World and Pops in Space. He also recorded Virtuoso Flute Trios; see his interesting website: www.paulfried.com

1970-1982

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Fries, Wulf Christian Julius

(Germany 1825-1902) brother of August Fries, both pioneer Boston classical musicians. 49

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Principal cello - first Principal cello of the Boston Symphony in 1881. seems to have left the Symphony in January, 1882, succeeded as Principal cello by Carl Bayrhoffer.

 

(also in 1849, a founding member of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club with which he served for 23 years49, member of the "Beethoven Quartette" in 1873 composed of pioneering Boston musicians Charles Allen, first, Julius Akeroyd, second, Henry Heindl Sr, viola, and Wulf Fries, cello 63. Also Boston Musical Fund Society, Harvard Orchestral Association, Handel and Haydn Society, Orchestra 46)

See picture of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club at right: August Fries, first violin, Edward Lehman, flute and viola, Wulf Fries cello, Thomas Ryan clarinet and viola, Francis Riha, second violin.

1881-1882

 

Fries apparently left the orchestra in January, 1882

 

click on this thumbnail to see full picture of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club in 1849

Fritzsche, 0tto George (

Germany 1869- )

bass clarinet. Fritzsche was the first bass clarinet appointed by the Boston Symphony in its first 21 seasons of existance (excepting a single season by Charles L. Staats) Also Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra about 1890-1892, and Sousa Band in 1898 and the Sousa European tour of 1900.

 

Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory about 1889 or 1890.

1901-1907

Fuhrmann, Max Gustav Wilhelm

(Germany 1877-1944)

bassoon, contra-bassoon (also Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne, Los Angeles Philharmonic) 1912-1920 left following the 1920 musicians strike
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Gantzberg, Julius (Germany 1853- )

percussion 1888-1891

Gardner, Carl Edward

(Massachusetts 1885- )

timpani

1915-1920

Gauger, Thomas (Illinois 1935- )

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percussion (also Oklahoma City Symphony Principal percussion, Collage New Music, The Wuz jazz group, Ray Eberle Band)

 

Studied at the University of Illinois.

1963-2005

Gazouleas, Edward P. (1960- ) married to Kazuko Matsusaka

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viola (also Pittsburgh Symphony) (took the third chair viola position of Betty Benthin) 36

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1984.

August, 1990-present

Geber, Stephen Edwin (California 1942- )

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cello (also Cleveland Orchestra Principal cello 1973-2003, Cleveland Orchestra String Quartet, Music Guild String Quartet with Gerald Gelbloom first, Max Winder second, Bernard Kadinoff viola, Stephen Geber 83)

 

Studied with his cellist parents and at the Eastman School of Music BMus 1965. Following his retirement from the Cleveland Orchestra has become Head of the Cello Department of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

1965-1973

Gebhardt, William Carl

(Boston 1884-1962)

horn (also St. Louis Symphony)

 

A long serving teacher, in 1945, Gebhardt published his Orchestral Studies for French Horn.

1907-1913, 1918-1927, 1933-1948

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Geiersbach, Karl

viola 1884-1886

Gelbloom, Gerald

(Canada 1926-1982)

violin (also Cleveland Orchestra 1947-1949, Baltimore Symphony and Hartford Symphony Concertmaster 1955-1960, Music Guild String Quartet with Gerald Gelbloom first, Max Winder second, Bernard Kadinoff viola, Stephen Geber cello)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School and University of Hartford.

1961-1982

(died suddenly during Pops season June 2, 1982 age 56) 12

Genis, Timothy E. husband of Cathy Basrak

(California 1966- )

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Assistant timpani May 1993-2004, Principal timpani 2004-present (also as a student, played in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. also Rochester Philharmonic while at the Eastman School, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra while at Juilliard, Honolulu Symphony 1991-1993)

 

Studied at the Tanglewood Institute, the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. Interestingly, as a student was a member of the San Francisco Boys’ Chorus and participated in the performances of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony that opened Davies Hall in 1981.

May 1993-present

Genovese, Alfred J.

(Pennsylvania 1931-2011)

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Genovese in about 1960

Principal oboe (45 years in major US orchestras: Baltimore Symphony 1953-1956, St. Louis Symphony Principal oboe 1956-1959, Cleveland Orchestra Principal oboe 1959-1960 while Marc Lifschey was away, Metropolitan Opera Principal oboe 1960-1977, Boston Symphony Associate Principal oboe 1977-1987, Boston Symphony Principal oboe 1987-1998)

 

At age 16, began study with John Minsker. Entering Curtis, Alfred Genovese was the last student of Marcel Tabuteau to graduate from the Curtis Institute Class of 1953.

1977-1998

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Genovese in 1956

Gerardi, Antonio

(Massachusetts 1891-1981)

violin (also New York Philharmonic violin 1931–1957. also played in the Eastern Concert Company touring east coast USA in 1910-1912 225)

 

Studied with Boston Symphony musicians Placido Fiumara and Charles Martin Loeffler 226.  He also taught at the taught at the Institute of Musical Art (the predecessor of Juilliard) in New York City in the 1930s.

1912-1927

Gerhardt, Gustav G. father of Siegfried Gerhardt

(Germany 1856-1939)

double bass

1885-1926

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Gerhardt, Siegfried William son of Gustav Gerhardt

(Massachusetts 1891-after 1951)

viola (was one of 5 violists (out of a total viola complement of 10) hired for the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musicians strike)

1920-1951

Gewirtz, Joseph

(Massachusetts 1893-1985)

violin (also Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of New York, New York Philharmonic)

1913-1918

Ghitalla, Armando A. (Illinois 1925-2001)

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Principal trumpet 1966-1979, 1951-1966 third trumpet, Assistant first trumpet, Associate Principal trumpet in about 1960. (also New York City Opera while a Juilliard student, Houston Symphony about 1948-1950)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School graduating in three years in 1948.

1951-1979

Gibson, William McHargue

(Oklahoma 1916-2002)

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William Gibson circa 1956

photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal trombone (also National Symphony of Washington Principal trombone 1939-1940, Philadelphia Orchestra second trombone 1940-1942, Indianapolis Symphony Principal trombone 1942-1945, New York City Center Symphony Principal trombone 1945-1946, Pittsburgh Symphony 1946-1955. While with the Boston Symphony, Gibson was a founding member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (1963-1975).  After retirement in 1977, he continued active in the Opera Company of Boston and and Opera New England Principal trombone after 1977. After retiring from the BSO, he was Managing Director of the Needham Concert Society and of the West Stockbridge Concert Society - Massachusetts)

 

Gibson studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1939. 

1955-1975 (succeeded Jacob Raichman)

 

Gibson continued to assist the BSO trombone section in 1975-1977 seasons before his final retirement

Giese, Fritz. K. E.

(Netherlands 1959-1896)

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Principal cello (a pioneer in orchestral and chamber music performance in the USA, including the Mendelssohn Quintette Club 49, original member of the Kneisel Quartet 1885–1889, the Philharmonic Club of Boston 156.)

 

Studied first with his famous cellist father Joseph Giese (1821-1903) and at the Royal Conservatory, in the Hague, Netherlands (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag) where his father taught.  Fritz Giese was widely regarded a fine cellist, particularly when playing with the Kneisel Quartet in the 1880s. However "...owing to his unfortunate drinking habits was seldom heard at his best..." 157. Fritz Giese emigrated from the Netherlands at age 19, and died from alcohol in Boston aged only 37.

1884-1889

Gietzen, Alfred (birth name "Fulgence Gietzen" 23)

(Belgium 1874-1966)

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viola (also l'Orchestre Colonne, Minneapolis Symphony) 1904-1918

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Gillet, Fernand

(France 1882-1980)

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Principal oboe (also Principal oboe Lamoureux Orchestra 1901-1924, Paris Opera 1902-1924 at first stand with his uncle for a decade, Concerts Koussevitzky)

 

Nephew of the famous oboe teacher Georges Gillet (1854-1920). Fernand Gillet was a flyer in World War 1, and received the Croix de Guerre. Continued teaching into his nineties.

1925-1946

Girard, Henri

(France 1888-1976)

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Henri Girard, left, with cellist Emil Droeghmans

double bass (also the Garde Republicaine band - Paris)

Came to US as part of a French good-will tour of the Garde Republicaine Band, summer 1918. Monteux selected Girard for the Boston Symphony to help fill the many string vacencies following the 1920 musicians' strike.

 

Studied with his father, starting with the double bass, and then cello, but he played double bass during all of his professional career.

1920-1966 29

 

46 years of service !

Gitter, Rebecca

(Canada 1978- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

viola (also the current Boston String Quartet: Tamara Smirnova first, Alexander Velizon second, Rebecca Gitter viola, Mihail Jojatu cello. She was also offered appointment to the Detroit Symphony at the same time as her BSO appointment)

 

Studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 2001. Active in summer music festivals, she played at the Taos School of Music Festival - New Mexico and the Marlboro Festival - Vermont.

August, 2001-present

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Goddard, Alfred James Sr.

(England 1842-1900)

trombone (also Royal Orchestra - the band of Queen Victoria, Baslow Band - Staffordshire, England)

1886-1887

Goguen, Gerard J.

(Maine 1925-2002)

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trumpet (also US Army military bands during World War 2, Central Florida Symphony 1951-1952)

 

New England Conservatory class of 1951. After retiring, Goguen ran a classic car parts business as a hobby. In 1984, he created a car museum in Westminster, Vermont. He was also a ski instructor in Vermont.

1952-1978 32

Golde, F. Emil

(Germany 1859-1898)

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detail of 1891 Boston Musical Herald photo: Boston Symphony Archives

tuba (also played double bass, also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne)

 

Double bass player in New Hampshire hotels in summers in the 1890s. Also played double bass with the Kneisel Quartet 164. Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165. He died in New Hampshire on June 22, 1898 at the end of the Boston Pops season four months short of his 39th birthday.

1888-1898

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Goldschmidt, G. (perhaps Guido Goldschmidt born in Vienna in 1850)

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detail of 1891 Boston Musical Herald photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal clarinet (also Molé Chamber Music Concert Club: Charles Molé flute, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. Goldschmidt clarinet, Adolf Guetter bassoon and Frank Hain horn 166)

1889-1894

Goldstein, Aaron father of Herman Goldstein

(Romania 1855-1903)

double bass (gave chamber concerts with his two violinist sons, Jerome Goldstein and Aaron Goldstein)

 

Listed as residing in the Boston Asylum for the Insane in the summer of 1900. Wife Harriette Goldstein listed him as having died there in 1903. The Boston Globe lists his death on October 20, 1903 172.

1882-1895

Goldstein, Herman Henri son of Aaron Goldstein

(Massachusetts 1886- )

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Herman Goldstein in 1912

violin (also conductor of Boston theater orchestra, also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1912 was: Herman Goldstein first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, Walter Blumenau viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

Studied first with his father, Aaron Goldstein.

1907-1920

 

(left following 1920 musicians strike)

Goldstein, Solomon E. (or Samuel E.) seems to be uncle of Aaron Goldstein

(Romania 1856-1930)

violin

1885-1925

Gomberg, Ralph Lewis

(Massachusetts 1921-2006) brother in law of George Zazofsky and brother of New York Philharmonic Principal oboe Harold Gomberg

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Principal oboe (also All-American Youth Orchestra Principal oboe 1940, Baltimore Symphony Principal oboe, New York City Center Orchestra Principal oboe, Mutual Broadcasting orchestra Principal oboe)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute (as did brothers Harold, Leo, and Robert, and sister Margret) Class of 1941.

1950-1987

Gordon, Peter

(New York 1945- )

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horn (second and third horn for two seasons, also Metropolitan Opera, Toledo Symphony, freelancer in New York City playing in Michael Brecker's Quindectet, French Toast)

1976-1978

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Gordon, Theodore

violin

1892-1893

Gorodetzky, Leon L.

(France 1887-1993)

violin

1920-1954

Graeser, Heinrich

(Austria 1885-seems to have returned to Europe)

violin

1926-1928

Green, Reuben (Massachusetts 1914-1978) died just before season, September 5, 1978

photo

 

Assistant Principal viola, viola (also radio and dance orchestras)

 

Studied with Richard Bergin and Georges Fourel.

1950-1978

Greenberg, Henry

(Poland 1895-1956)

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double bass (also NBC Symphony)

 

Studied at the Warsaw Conservatory.

1939-1952

Greene, Henry A. may be brother to double bass musician Septimus Greene double bass with the Seattle Symphony and San Francisco Symphony

(England circa 1857- )

 

double bass (also Listemann Concert Company, with Bernard Listemann, first Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony 1881-1885, Carl Meisel, violin, August Stein, double bass, Adolf Sailer, cello, and and Listemann's brother Fritz Listemann, violin and piano)

 

From family information, it may be that English-born Benjamin Greene, Henry A. Greene and Septimus Greene were musician brothers, with Henry Greene playing double bass with the Boston Symphony, and Septimus Greene playing double bass with the Seattle Symphony under Henry Hadley, and again with the San Francisco Symphony under Hadley.

1881-1894

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Grethen, Adolph (1863?- )

violin

1882-1884

Grisez, Georges

(France 1884-1946)

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Georges Grisez in 1921

Principal clarinet (also Société des Concerts du Conservatoire Orchestra 1903-1904, Boston Symphony Principal clarinet 1904-1914, Georges Longy Club while in Boston, member of the New York Chamber Society in 1921, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal clarinet 1922-1923, Minneapolis Symphony Principal clarinet about 1923-1934, NBC Symphony 1938, Baltimore Symphony 1939-1946. During a 14 March 1946 Baltimore Symphony concert, Grisez collapsed performing the opening glissando of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and later died, two weeks before his 62nd birthday)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Premier prix in 1902. Taught at the University of Minnesota 1927-1934.

1904-1914

 

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charcoal sketch from a 1938 NBC Symphony publicity brochure

Grover, Harry Faxon (Massachusetts 1881- )

viola

1919-1946

Grunberg (or Grünberg), Eugen

(Austria 1862-1928)

viola

 

Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165.

1889-1892, 1893-1896

Grunberg, Maurice (Massachusetts, 1886-1951) seems not related to Eugen Grunberg

violin (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York) 1911-1919

Grundey, Théodore (1901 Belgium- )

trumpet (Liège Royal Conservatory trumpet Premier prix in 1922 Concour) 1930-1935

Guenzel, Frederick Hermann

(Germany 1849-before 1910)

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detail of BSO 1900 photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal bassoon 1886-1891, Second bassoon and contrabassoon 1891-1905 (also Molé Chamber Music Concert Club)

1886-1906

Guetter, Adolf (Germany circa 1866-after 1912) uncle of Walter Guetter Principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra

Principal bassoon (also Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Court Opera (Königliches Oper), Berlin. also Molé Chamber Music Concert Club: Charles Molé flute, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. Goldschmidt clarinet, Adolf Guetter bassoon and Frank Hain horn 166)

 

Recruited for Boston by Artur Nikisch. Returned to Berlin teaching at Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory.

1891-1894

Gumpricht-Anthony (Massachusetts of German parents 1850- )

horn

1881-1882

Gundersen, Robert Alexander

(Massachusetts 1895-1941)

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

violin and Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Pops in the 1930s. (also Gundersen String Quartet: Robert Gundersen first, Hubert Sauvlet second, Charles Van Wynbergen viola, Jacobus Langendoen cello)

1913-1941

 

died during the 1941 Tanglewood summer season, July 14, 1941

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Habenicht-Walther Friedrich

(Germany 1877- )

Principal second violin (also Kiel Philharmonic) 1912-1918

Hackebarth, Albert Heinrich (1854-after 1914)

Principal horn 1890-1905, Co-Principal horn 1905-1906, horn 1906-1913 1 (also Georges Longy Club)

 

Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165.

1882-1885, 1890-1913

Hadcock, Peter W. (Michigan 1940-1993)

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Clarinet, Assistant Principal clarinet (also Buffalo Philharmonic bass clarinet and Principal clarinet)

 

Studied at the Eastman School. His wife, Aline Benoit played clarinet with the Portland Symphony - Maine and the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

1965-1990 35

Hadley, Arthur D.

(Massachusetts, 1875-1936) brother of the conductor Henry Hadley (1871-1937)

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cello (also Principal cello San Francisco Symphony 1914-1915 under his brother Henry Hadley, first Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony)

 

Arthur Hadley with Jessie M. Downer-Eaton (1872-about 1954) and Louis Eaton (1872-1852) founded the Eaton-Hadley Trio based in Boston which gave the Boston premier of the Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque.

1904-1912

Hahn, F. E.

violin

1892-1897

Hain, Frank J.

(Bohemia-Czech 1866-1944)

Third horn (also Molé Chamber Music Concert Club: Charles Molé flute, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. Goldschmidt clarinet, Adolf Guetter bassoon and Frank Hain horn 166)

1891-1925

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Haldeman, Henry B.

(Pennsylvania 1860-after 1900)

violin (also Music Director of the Bowdoin Square Theatre - Boston beginning in 1892)

1881-1883

Hallberg, Gordon

(Illinois 1939- )

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bass trombone (also MIT Brass Ensemble)

 

Studied at the University of Iowa.

1971-1985

(on sabbatical 1983)

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Gordon Hallberg in 1972

Hamelin, Armand (France 1907- ) son of Gaston Hamelin

clarinet

1929-1930

Hamelin, Gaston (France 1884-1960s?)

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Principal clarinet

 

Serge Koussevitzky did not want Hamelin to play his Henri Selmer (1858-1941) manufactured metal clarinet 39. Following the 1929-1930 season, Gaston Hamelin, his wife, daughter, and his son Armand returned to France. Hamelin was a long-time musician of l'Orchestre National de La Radiodiffusion Française, of which the wind quintet is shown left (Gaston Hamelin second from right)

1926-1930

Hamilton, Vaughn Earl (Maine 1887-after 1950)

violin

 

Long term New England Conservatory teacher among whose students was Harry Ellis Dickson.

1920-1933

Hampe, Carl G. (Germany 1857-1935)

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Principal trombone

(also several bands, including a circus band, also Bilse Orchestra, Berlin - Benjamin Bilse 1816-1902, a sort of Johann Strauss composer/conductor of Germany - 54 Bilse musicians broke away to found the Berlin Philharmonic in 1882 50)

1886-1891, 1892-1914, 1920-1925

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Hanneman, D.

violin

1888-1893

Hansen, Einar B. (Denmark 1890-?1976)

violin (also Bremen Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic)

1926-1965

Hansotte, Lucien Eugene (born in Belgium, raised in Switzerland 1891-1972)

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Lucien Hansotte circa 1925

trombone

 

(Assistant or tenor trombone with Principal trombone Jacob Raichman for 27 seasons)

1925-1952

Hartmann, Hermann H. (born Wisconsin March 22, 1859, but raised in Boston 45)

violin (New England Conservatory of Music at least 1881-1895)

1881-1882, 1884-1885

Hausknecht, Jean (Germany 1847- )

contra-bassoon (also Cincinnati Symphony, New York Philharmonic)

1881-1882

Hayne, E.

violin

1912-1914

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Hearne, Joseph F. (Ohio 1942- )

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bass (also the Incredible String Quartet, a quartet of four Double basses)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School, left at age 20 in 1962 to join the Boston Symphony.

1962-present

Heberlein, Hermann K. (Germany 1859- )

cello (also Boston Turnverein)

1899-1908

Hedberg, Earl L. (Rhode Island 1915-2003)

viola

1956-1982

Heim, Gustav Friedrick

(Germany 1879-1933)

 

Died in New York City after a sudden illness October 30, 1933 age only 54

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Principal trumpet (also Orchestra of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition trumpet 1904, Trumpet for an amazing number of orchestras: Philadelphia Orchestra Principal trumpet 1905-1907, Boston Symphony third trumpet 1914-1915 then Principal 1915-1920, Detroit Symphony Principal trumpet 1920-1921, New York Philharmonic Principal trumpet 1921-1923, Cleveland Orchestra Principal trumpet 1923-1924, New York Symphony trumpet 1925-1928, American Symphonic Ensemble of New York Principal trumpet 1929-1930)

 

Studied at the local music school in his home town Schleusingen, Germany from 1893-1897.

1906-1920

Heindl (or Heind'l), Alexander C.

(Germany 1835-after 1897) brother of Edward Heindl and Henry Heindl.

photo

Principal cello 1881-1889, cello 1890-1894

 

(also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46, Mendelssohn Quintet Club for two seasons 49, also in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra)

1881-1894

Heindl (or Heind'l), Alexander (Jr) (Massachusetts 1872-about 1918), son of Henry Heindl

cello (from 1892, shared music teaching quarters with his musician brothers, Edward Heindl (Jr), Henry Heindl (Jr), Max Heindl, and Hans Heindl, all musicians sons of BSO viola Henry Heindl Sr.)

 

"Alexander Heindl" made some of the earliest acoustic cello recordings for Victor Talking Machine Company from 1900, the earliest year that Eldridge Johnson made Victor recordings , until 1904. Given the dates and the artists Victor was using for recordings at the time, these recordings are nearly certainly (in my opinion) by Alexander Heindl, cello of the Boston Symphony 1900-1907, making them very likely the earliest by a BSO musician. See also Doug Yeo's very interesting account of the 1906 Victor recordings of BSO trombones Carl Hampe, August Mausebach, Leroy Kenfield, and perhaps Max Kluge, by clicking on Doug Yeo 1906 Trombone Quartet

1900-1907

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Heindl (or Heind'l), Edward Martin Sr.

(Germany 1837-1896)

 

brother of Alexander Heindl and Henry Heindl

Principal flute (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46, Mendelssohn Quintet Club for 12 seasons 49)

 

About Edward Heindl's death, in The Story of the Flute Macauley Fitzgibbon tells a strange story: "... Heind'l...became a leading player in Boston, and is reported to have possessed a very pure tone and good execution. He died of a disease contracted from an infected flute which a stranger had requested him to try..." 120

1881-1896

(died during the 1896 season)

Heindl (or Heind'l), Henry Sr.

(Germany 1843-after 1899), brother of Alexander Heindl and Edward Heindl, father of Alexander Heindl (Jr)

viola (also father of four Boston musicians, Alex (1872-1915), Henry Jr. (1873- ), Max (1877- ), Hans (1882- ), one of whom Alex joined the Boston Symphony as a cellist.)

1881-1911

Hekking, Johannes Francis Anton

(Netherlands 1856-1935)

the Paris Conservatory records state September 7, 1855 209.

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Hekking in Boston

Principal cello (also as a youth, Utrecht Symphony, and Berlin Philharmonic Principal cello 1882-1888, Mendelssohn Quintette Club - Boston 49, Kniesel String Quartet, New York Symphony Principal cello 1891-1893, Hekking Trio - Berlin after Boston, then teaching at the Stern Conservatory, Berlin)

 

Studied studied first with his cellist father Robert Gerard Hekking (1820-1875) and then at the Paris Conservatoire with Pierre-François-Alexandre Chevillard (1811-1877) and Louis-Auguste Jacquard (1832- ) from 1873-1878.  Gained his Premier prix for cello in the 1878 Concour 209. Anton Hekking was also brother of cellist André Hekking (1866-1925), long of the Paris Conservatoire, and cousin of cellist Gérard-Prosper Hekking (1879-1942).  A practical joker, during a rehearsal he once filled his cello with insects which escaped when the cello began to vibrate, one reason he was not accepted back by the Berlin Philharmonic on his return from Boston.

1889-1891

 

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  Hekking circa 1910

Helleberg, John Frederik

(Denmark 1856-1912)

bassoon, contra-bassoon (also Philadelphia Orchestra bassoon 1900-1901, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Symphony under Walter Damrosch, Bethlehem Bach Festival orchesta 1903.  John Helleberg may also have played tuba in the John Philip Sousa Band as did his famous brother August Helleberg)

 

Studied first with his father Christen Helleberg Pedersen, a musician sergeant in the Danish army, and then in Norway. Emigrated to the USA in 1880 to play with the Theodore Thomas touring orchestra in New York.  His brother August Helleberg was one of the great trombone and tuba players in the US in the early 20th century.

1901-1910

 

Died in suburban Boston in 1912 age only 59.

Hemmann, Hugo brother of violinist Friedhold Hemmann and cellist Carl Hemmann both of New York Philharmonic in 1870s

(1859-after 1916)

Principal oboe

1882-1883

Henegar, Gregg H.

(Illinois 1953- )

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contrabassoon (also Houston Symphony contrabassoon 1977-1992)

 

Studied as a youth on clarinet and then bassoon. Later at the University of Illinois, Urbana and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Teaches at the New England Conservatory and Boston University. Active in music festivals, including the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra (Japan) and the Tanglewood Music Center (Massachusetts).

1992-present

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Henkle, Ralph Lazarus

(Russia 1888-1973)

violin (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York, New York Philharmonic)

1918-1920

 

(left following 1920 musicians strike)

Herforth, Harry Beste

(Pennsylvania 1916-2013)

photo

Harry age 90, still playing until he passed age 96

trumpet (also Cleveland Orchestra 1951-1958. he was a founder of the Cleveland Brass Quintet in 1955)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory in late 1930s, and earned his BMus there in 1946 after service in World War 2. Long-time teacher at Kent State University - Ohio.

1946-1951

Hess, Max (1878-1975)

photo Max Hess in 1914

Co-Principal horn 1905-1906 1, Principal horn 1906-1913, Third horn 1913-1925

1905-1925

Hess, Willy (Germany 1859-1939)

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Concertmaster (also Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, orchestra of Rotterdam, Hallé Orchestra of Manchester, Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne)

1904-1907, 1908-1910

Higgins, Charles. F.

(1840?- )

violin

1881-1883, 1884-1889

Hillyer, Raphael (New York 1914- )

photo

  with his usual instrument - a viola

violin (also for 23 years, viola in Juilliard String Quartet)

1942-1946

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Hobart, Max E. (Nebraska 1936- )

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violin 1965-1970, Assistant Concertmaster 1970-1992 (also New Orleans Symphony, National Symphony of Washington DC, Cleveland Orchestra 1961-1965, also conductor of the North Shore Philharmonic - Massachusetts)

 

Studied at the University of Southern California. Max Hobart during his 27 seasons recorded many times under Leinsdorf, Steinberg, and particularly Ozawa. One of his most interesting CDs was with the Boston Chamber Players in Debussy (see right)

1965-1992

 

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Hobson, Ann - SEE Ann Stevens Hobson Pilot

Principal harp 1980-2009, harp 1969-1980

1969-2009

Hoffmann, Ernst Heinrich son of Jacques Hoffman

(Massachusetts 1899-1956)

photo

Ernst Hoffmann in 1942

violin (also developed a successful conducting career; conducted the Breslau Opera - Germany 1924-1934, Music Director Houston Symphony 1936-1947)

 

Ernst Hoffmann tragically died in an automobile accident January 3, 1956, driving back from Texas.

1920-1921

Hoffmann, Jacques (born in Pustkovec, then Austro-Hungaria, now Czech 1868-1938) father of Ernst Hoffmann

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violin (also Vienna Opera and Vienna Philharmonic violin 1885-1887. also founder the Hoffman Quartet in 1902 with Jacques Hoffmann first, Adolf Bak second, Karl Rissland viola and Carl Barth cello. also conducted the Harvard Alumni Orchestra in 1920s)

 

Studied at the Vienna Conservatory graduating in 1885.

1890-1926

Hoherman, Martin M.

(Poland 1912-1998)

Assistant Principal cello 1961-1982, cello 1953-1961 (also Principal cello of the Boston Pops 1961-1982, Bel Arte Trio: Ruth Posselt (wife of Richard Burgin) violin, Joseph de Pasquale viola, Martin Hohermann cello)

 

Harry Ellis Dickson writes that Martin Hoherman "... came to the United States from his native Poland by way of Singapore and Hong Kong..." 168.

1953-1982

Holmes, John A.

(Ohio 1918-1998)

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Principal Oboe 1947-1950, Assistant Principal oboe 1950-1977 (also Oklahoma Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra summer concerts, National Symphony of Washington, St. Louis Symphony)

1947-1977

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Holy (Holý), Alfred

(Portugal-born to Czech parents 1866-1948)

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Principal harp also German Opera, Prague 1885-1896, Royal Court Opera, Berlin ('Königliche Hofoper') Opera 1896-1903 serving with Wilhelm Posse and Franz Poenitzin Berlin, Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) 1903-1913 recruited by Gustav Mahler.

 

Studied at the Prague Conservatory graduating in about 1895. Father Josef Holý was a horn player including at the Czech National Theater Orchestra as Principal horn in 1868. Alfred Holý returned to Vienna, where he died in 1948.

1913-1928

Horowitz, Jason (1971- )

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violin (also Munich Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Symphony)

 

New England Conservatory class of 1993, and NEC AD 1996.

summer 2006-present

Hoyer, Hermann A. (Germany 1855- )

viola (also Boston Turnverein)

1887-1912

Huang, Si-Jing (China 1967- ) (husband of Nicole Monahan)

photo

violin

1998-present 35

Huber, Ernest (or Ernst)

(Austria 1876-1942)

double bass (also Philadelphia Orchestra double bass 1919-1920, National Symphony of New York double bass, Los Angeles Philharmonic double bass)

1907-1919

Hubner, Ernest (also listed as Ernst Hübner or Ernst Huebner in Detroit Symphony records)

(Germany 1878-1946)

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horn (also Berlin Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony horn at least 1929-1946, the year in which he died, playing with with Albert Stagliano and James Stagliano Principal and Second horns and also Erwin Miersch Fourth horn in Detroit in the 1930s)

1912-1919

 

(succeeded Carl Schumann)

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Hudgins, J. William

(Texas 1959- )

photo

percussion (also Florida Symphony - Tampa percussion 1982-1990)

 

Studied at the Peabody Institute - Baltimore BMus 1980. also Temple University - Philadelphia MMus 1982. Active in summer music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center as a Fellow in 1982 and 1983 and the Aspen Music Festival - Colorado. Teaches at the New England Conservatory - Boston.

1990-present

Hudgins, William R.

(1957- )

photo

photo: Stu Rosner

Principal clarinet 1994-present, Associate Principal clarinet 1992-1994 (also Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal - Venezuela, Charleston Symphony, Atlanta Opera)

 

Studied at Boston University with his predecessor, BSO Principal clarinet Harold 'Buddy' Wright. Also studied with Pasquale Cardillo, including at the Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 1979, and at the Aspen Music Festival.

1992-present

 

succeeded Harold 'Buddy' Wright

Human, Theodore

(Russia 1851-1933)

violin (also Beethoven Club chamber music, Chicago Symphony 1891-1892, New York Symphony)

 

Human studied composition with Boston Symphony conductor Georg Henschel

1882-1891

Humphrey, George Norwood

(Ohio 1904-1980)

photo

George Humphrey, left, with his good friend and quartet partner Karl Zeiss, cello

viola - started violin late at age 19 (also Minneapolis Symphony 1930-1931, Wheeling Symphony, also Tanglewood Quartet 1953-1970: Rolland Tapley first, Stanley Benson second, George Humphrey viola, Karl Zeise cello)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory class of 1929, and also Curtis Institute for one year.

1934-1977

Hwang, Bo Youp

(Korea 1947- )

photo

photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

violin (also Milwaukee Symphony Assistant Concertmaster, also Francesco Quartet)

 

Studied at the School of Music and Fine Arts - Seoul and at the University of Seoul. also the University of Wisconsin. As well as the classic concerti, Bo Youp Hwang has been featured in John Williams Evening at Pops concerts in famous Hollywood music.

1972-present

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Jacob, René Auguste (France 1894-1969) violin 1928-1929, viola 1929-1939 1928-1939

Jacquet, Léon-Ambroise

(France 1866-1898)

Principal flute (also Orchestra of the Théâtre de la Gallé, Paris, Orchestra of Concerts de Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Paris Opera Principal flute, l'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire Principal flute)

 

At the end of Jacquet's second season, on July 4, 1898 returning to Boston after summer holiday in France, Leon Jacquet , his wife and child died, along with Albert Weiss , Principal oboe, and Léon Pourtau , Principal clarinet in the shipwreck of the French steamship La Bourgogne killing 600 persons 218.  As well as being a major tragedy, this loss of three of the Boston Symphony section heads precipitated a crisis for the Boston Symphony, and its conductor Wilhelm Gericke.

1895-1898

Jaeger, Friedrich Alfred Emil (Germany 1880-1962) double bass (also listed as tuba 1918-1919)

1910-1920

Jaenicke, Bruno Gustav

(Germany 1887-1946)

suffered a heart attack in late 1942 during 1942-1943 NY Phil season and died young on Christmas day, 1946 42 age 59)

photo

horn (also Wiesbaden Hofkapelle Orchestra - Germany Principal horn beginning about 1899, Detroit Symphony Principal horn about 1918-1921, New York Philharmonic Principal horn 1921-1943). One of the great horns of the 20th century, which can still be witnessed by the December 11-13, 1928 recording of Strauss's Ein Heldenleben with Jaenicke and New York Concertmaster Scipione Guidi and conducted by Willem Mengelberg. 

 

After Bruno Jaenicke suffered a heart attack in late 1942, Harold Meek, then a student an horn player in the Rochester Civic Orchestra finished the 1942-1943 season in New York for Jaenicke 42. In the 1943-1944 season, Arthur Rodzinski dismissed 14 New York Philharmonic musicians, including five Principals, of which Bruno Jaenicke was one. Rodzinski selected Rudolph Puletz, Jr. as his new Principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.

1913-1918

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Jeanneret, Marc

(France 1938- )

photo

viola (also Orchestre National de France Assistant Principal viola, Paris Opera viola for 2 years, Indianapolis Symphony Principal viola in about 1965-1968, Baltimore Symphony Principal viola, Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Principal viola, Via Nova String Quartet)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in about the 1959 Concour, Indiana University performer's certificate about 1966. Came to the US playing with the Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra in 1963 and 1964. Marc Jeanneret will retire from the Boston Symphony after the August 2012 Tanglewood season after 35 seasons of great contribution to the BSO.

1977-until August 2012

Jennewein, Leonard or Leonhard

(Germany 1833-after 1917)

double bass

1881-1894

Jojatu, Mihail

(Romania 1976- )

photo

photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

cello 2001-2003, Fourth chair cello 2003-present (also a founder of the Boston Cello Quartet: Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre LeCarme, also the current Boston String Quartet: Tamara Smirnova first, Alexander Velizon second, Rebecca Gitter viola, Mihail Jojatu cello)

 

Studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Boston University. In June, 2011, Mihail Jojatu performed the Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000) Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

2011-present

Jonas, Ernst

(Germany 1852-after 1910)

cello

1882-1886

Jones, O.

trumpet

1927-1928

Juht, Ludwig Alexsander

(Estonia 1894-1957)

photo

double bass (also State Symphony Orchestra of Helsinglors, Finland Principal double bass, Estonian Symphony Orchestra, Estonia Opera)

 

Studied double bass with his father, with A. Helder and C. Bech in Estonia and at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and later at the Royal Academy of Music - Berlin.

1934-1957

 

Ludwig Juht unfortunately missed the 1956 Russian tour due to ill health and died during the 1956-1957 season on January 20, 1957.

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Kadinoff, Bernard L.

(New York 1921-1987) 37

photo

viola (also NBC Symphony, Boston Opera Orchestra, Music Guild String Quartet with Gerald Gelbloom first, Max Winder second, Bernard Kadinoff viola, Stephen Geber cello)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School in late 1940s.

1951-1987

 

(died following the Tanglewood season)

Kaestl, M. violin

1892-1893

Kahila, Kauko Emil "Koko"

(Massachusetts 1920- )

photo

bass trombone (also Houston Symphony bass trombone 1941-1944, St. Louis Symphony bass trombone 1944-1952)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory 1941. Kahila had the opportunity in 1941 to audition for the position of his teacher when Hans Lillebach left for Cleveland, but out of respect did not do so, the chair going to John Coffey.

1952-1972

Kandler, Fritz F. (Germany 1880-may have returned to Germany) timpani

1907-1918, 1920-1923

Kang, Elita (New York 1974- )

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Assistant Concertmaster 2001-present, violin 1997-2001 1997-present

Kang, Juliette (Canada 1976- )

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Assistant Concertmaster 2003-2005 (also Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra Washington DC Principal second violin 1999-2000, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 2001-2003, went to Philadelphia as Associate Concertmaster in 2005)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1991, also Juilliard School MMus 2001. Married to cellist Thomas Edward Kraines Curtis Institute Class of 1992, and also Juilliard School MMus 2001.

2003-2005

Kaplan, Phillip (Massachusetts 1914-2009)

photo

flute (also Principal flute of the National Symphony of New York, a training orchestra, New York Philharmonic flute about 1933-1939, New Friends of Music Society - Boston, Boston Lyric Opera)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory graduated 1933.

1939-1970

Kapuscinski, Richard Roman

(Wisconsin 1921-1991)

photo

Kapuscinski with the La Salle String Quartet

cello (also Baltimore Symphony, La Salle Quartet 1946-1955)

 

Studied with Leonard Rose, probably at Juilliard in 1945-1946. Kapuscinski left the BSO to teach at Oberlin College, where he died after 20 years of teaching.

1955-1967

 

in 1966-1967 one season exchange with Japan Philharmonic

Karol, Robert

(Pennsylvania 1925- ) cousin of Norman Carol

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viola

1950-1977

in 1966-1967 one season exchange with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

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Kassman, Nicholai (Russia 1887-1947)

photo

from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

violin

 

Studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

1921-1947

 

died in June during the Boston Pops period at the end of the 1946-1947 season.

Katsuta, Soichi

(Japan )

photo

cello (also Japan Philharmonic cello. also formed a quartet in 1968 with Ronald Knudsen violin and George Humphrey viola and Shoji Masukado violin with Soichi Katsuta cello when the BSO musicians visited Japan 228)

 

substituted for Richard Kapuscinski during the 1966-1967 season.

1966-1967

 

one season exchange with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Katz, Mickey

(Israel circa 1979- )

photo

photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

cello (also Israel Defense Force String Quartet and Israel Defense Force Orchestra)

 

Tanglewood Fellow in 2000. New England Conservatory BMus class of 2003. Active in summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Festival - Vermont and took part in the Musicians from Marlboro tour.

2004-present

Katzen, Daniel

(New York 1952- )

photo

horn (also Phoenix Symphony, San Diego Symphony, (Chicago) Grant Park Symphony)

 

University of Arizona School of Music - Tucson Associate Professor of Horn September 2008-present. While in Boston, taught at Boston University and the New England Conservatory 1981-2008, a

April 1979-August, 2008 34

Kautzenbach, Arthur Ferdinand brother of Wilhelm Kautzenbach

(Poland 1882- )

cello, also occasional Boston Pops conductor 1908-1909 (also in 1916, the Bostonia Sextette Club: Samuel Diamond first violin, C. W. Ashton second violin, G. E. Imparato third violin, Authur Kautzenbach cello, W. S. Ropes bass, Charles L. Staats clarinet 214, also conductor of a touring opera group in 1911)

 

Born in Grodków, Poland, emigrated to the USA 1907 from Berlin to join the Boston Symphony.  Composer of the occasionally played Kautzenbach Serenade for Cello

1907-1910

Kautzenbach, Wilhelm (or William) brother of Arthur Kautzenbach

(Germany 1887- )

viola (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York. later a theater musician in New York in the 1930s) 1910-1912, 1914-1920

Kavalovski, Charles 'Chuck'

(Minnesota 1936- )

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Principal horn (also Denver Symphony Principal horn 1971-1972, also Boston Symphony Chamber Players)

 

Dr. Kavalovski gained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of Minnesota. Teaching university phyics, achieved tenured professor position. His music teaching has continued at Boston University and the New England Conservatory.

1972-1996

 

on sabbatical leave 1992-1993

Kaza, Roger

(New York 1955- )

photo

second horn (also Vancouver Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Houston Symphony horn 1995-2009, Saint Louis Symphony horn 1983-1995 and returning as Principal horn 2009-present)

 

From a musical family, studied piano first with his parents. Then changed to horn, studying at Portland State University and then at the New England Conservatory BMus 1977.

1980-1982

Keaney, Paul

(Massachusetts 1912-1994)

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horn (also US Navy musician 1944-1946)

 

Studied at the Longy School - Boston

1937-1944, 1946-1971 31

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Kearney, A. E.

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trumpet (also Detroit Symphony) listed for 1920-1921 season, but Kearney departed late 1920, after only a few months with the BSO

Keller, Josef brother of Karl Keller

(Germany 1876-1942)

cello (also Maquarre Sextet, Kuntz Sextet - see Daniel Kuntz)

1898-1918, 1919-1928

Keller, Karl August brother of Josef Keller

(Germany 1870- )

double bass (also the Kuntz Sextet - see Daniel Kuntz)

1895-1910, 1921-1925

Kelley, Alvah Jackson (Massachusetts 1879-1942) double bass 1920-1933

Kenfield, LeRoy S. (Massachusetts 1867-1934)

photo

LeRoy Kenfield in 1910

bass trombone (also Emma Juch Opera Company)

 

One of six boys from Thompson Island School (for indigent boys) over the years to become Boston Symphony musicians. Kenfield's Boston Symphony Colleague David H. Moore, also a trombone player was another Thompson Island School graduate.

1900-1934

LeRoy Kenfield died October 5, 1934, less than 4 months after the end of the Boston Pops season (when Kenfield would have retired from the BSO after 35 years of service.)

Kimber, Christopher J. (Ohio 1937- ) violin (also the Baltimore Symphony)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School. After the Boston Symphony taught at Ohio State University.

1967-1971

Kirchner, Alwin or Alvin

(Germany 1859-after 1930)

bassoon (also Chicago Symphony bassoon 1891-1892, also Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra - New York City in the 1910s under Music Director and former BSO viola Joseph Knecht, Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra New York in the 1910s. also Poughkeepsie (New York) Symphonic Society orchestra in 1912 195).  New York Theater orchestra musician in the 1920s)

1895-1896
Klein, Max violin 1883-1886

Kloepfel, Louis F. (Germany 1867-1936)

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Principal trumpet 1898-1914, trumpet 1914-1927 (also Leipzig Gewandhaus Principal trumpet, New York Symphony Principal trumpet 1891-1898, National Symphony of New York Principal trumpet 1895-1896 at the same time he served in the New York Symphony under Walter Damrosch, apparently possible in that era of lighter concert schedules.)

 

Studied at the Leipzig Conservatory.

1898-1927

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Kluge, Max R. H. (Germany 1860-1930) viola (also Boston Turnverein, was one of 5 - out of 10 - violists hired for the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musicians strike)

1885-1913, 1920-1925

Knecht, Joseph or Josef

(Austria - now the Ukraine - 1863- )

viola (also Music Director of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra 1908 to 1925. Said to be a serious orchestra, giving Sunday concerts for twenty years)

1887-1897

Kneer, J(oseph) violin (perhaps also Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ?)

1887-1890

Kneisel, Franz (Romania 1865-1926)

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Concertmaster. Brought in by Gericke to replace Bernard Listemann, who apparently was considered too willful. Kneisel left to work full-time with the Kneisel String Quartet , the most famous quartet in the US prior to the Flonzaley Quartet. (also Bilse Orchestra of Berlin 1883-1885, Kneisel String Quartet 1885–1917)

 

Studied at the Vienna Conservatory. Conducted the Boston Pops in 1888.

1885-1903

Kneisel, Josef (Austria 1853- ) Josef's relationship to Franz Kneisel not yet established - likely they were brothers violin

1885-1904

Knight, Walter (Massachusetts 1894- ) flute (also made flutes)

1918-1919

Knudson, Clarence Frithjof

(Massachusetts 1903-1996)

Principal Second Violin

1920-1975 13

Knudsen, Ronald T.

(Nebraska about 1931- ) father of Sato Knudsen

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violin (also Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony. One of the original musicians of Collage New Music, and a founder of the Curtisville Consortium - 1970). Increasingly involved in conducting, including the Brockton Symphony (suburban Boston) 1970-1988, Newton Symphony (suburban Boston) Music Director 1982-1995. New Philharmonia Orchestra (suburban Boston) 1995- present. Boston Pops conductor including in 1990 a concert featuring son Sato as cello soloist. also formed a quartet in 1968 with Ronald Knudsen violin and George Humphrey viola and Shoji Masukado violin with Soichi Katsuta cello when the BSO musicians visited Japan 228

 

Studied at Peabody Conservatory of Music 1952-1959.

1965-present

Knudsen, Sato (Maryland 1955- )

son of Ronald Knudsen

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cello (also San Antonio Symphony Associate Principal cello 1980-1983, during student years also played with Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Opera Company, New Hampshire Symphony, and Worcester Symphony. Active in the Hawthorne String Quartet)

 

Studied at Bowdoin College and the New England Conservatory.

1983-present

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Knudson, Clarence (Massachusetts 1903-1996) violin 1920-1934, Principal second violin 1934-1975 (also Chardon String Quartet: Norbert Lauga first, Clarence Knudson second, Jean Cauhapé viola, Yves Chardon cello)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory.

1920-1975 (45 years with the Boston Symphony - but who's counting?)
Koessler, Maurice (or Morris) C. P.

(born Strasbourg, then Germany, later France 1889- )

violin (also Staatskapelle Berlin about 1910-1912)

 

Taught violin and also studied at Oberlin College 1916-at least 1922.

1912-1916
Kohlert, J. flute - (note: V. Kohlert was a famous Bohemian instrument manufacturer in the 1800s and later, including flutes, but J. Kohlert is so far not identified)

1885-1886

Kolster, August (Germany 1851- ) violin (orchestra musician in Geneva, Switzerland prior to coming to US in 1883)

 

Two sons, Charles and Frederick studied Electrical Engineering at Harvard in 1910s. Frederick later invented a radio direction finding device, and founded a manufacturing company of radio receivers in the 1920s.

1883-1912

Korman, John M. (Canada 1938-1998) violin (also St. Louis Symphony Associate Concertmaster 1971-1998 with his wife Joan, Assistant Principal viola)

 

Studied at the University of Southern California, UCLA Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, while subbing in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. After the Boston Symphony, was a first violin with the St. Louis Symphony. Sadly, John Korman died of a stroke in St. Louis in 1998, age only 59.

1966-1971

Kornsand, Emil

(France 1894-1973)

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viola 1939-1950, violin 1950-1961

 

(also NBC Symphony in 1938, in the 1940s, Galimir String Quartet, Felix Galimir first, Emil Kornsand second violin, Lotte Hammerschlag viola, and Fritz Magg, cello. Magg was Principal cello of the Metropolitan Opera) Emil Kornsand was also a composer and the BSO premiered his Metamorphosis in 1957.

1939-1961

Korth, Max Eugen

(Germany 1854-1900)

 

died in Boston May 13, 1900 age only 46 47

cello (also Boston Turnverein, played in smaller chamber music concerts during the 1890s)

1881-1890

Krafft, (Frederick) William "Willy"

(Germany 1871-1925)

 

Born in Germany, but at age 1, came to Boston

violin (also the Smalley Piano Trio in the 1910s, New York Philharmonic violin section during World War 1, also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1909 was: William F. Krafft first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, John Mullaly viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

Willy Krafft died in Boston just prior to the beginning of the Boston Symphony 1925-1926 season on August 31, 1925, age only 54 66. Born in May, 1871, Krafft must have been one of the youngest musicians to join the BSO, being 17 in October, 1888.

1888-1912, 1921-1925

Krasselt, Rudolf

(Germany 1879-1954)

Principal cello (also played at the first desk of the Berlin Philharmonic under Artur Nikisch 1897-1898. Berlin Philharmonic Principal cello at age 19 1898-1900. Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic Principal cello 1900-1903)

 

After leaving Boston, Krasselt concentrated on conducting in Germany. Kapellmeister Kiel Opera 1911-1913, German Opera (Deutsche Oper) Charlottenburg, near Berlin beginning 1913. Staatsoper Hannover conductor 1924-1943 and occasionally into the 1950s. Krasselt taught conducting at the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik beginning in 1920, where Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and Berthold Goldschmidt (1903-1996) were among his students.

1903-1904

unable to join the Orchestra until October, 1903, arriving only for the second concert of the season due to German military service 48

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Krauss, (Oscar) Herman

(Germany 1862-after 1912)

viola

 

Emigrated to Boston in 1891.

1894-1909

Kreinin, Boris

(Russia 1874-1931)

violin (also active playing love radio music in the early days, 1925 and 1926) 1925-1932

 

listed for 1931-1932 season, but died October 22, 1931 hit by a truck

Krips, Alfred

(Berlin 1901-1974)

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Assistant Concertmaster 1947-1972, violin 1933-1947. As Concertmaster of the Boston Pops, recorded frequently under Arthur Fiedler. (also Berlin State Opera. also Boston String Quartet: Harrison Keller first, Alfred Krips second, Georges Fourel viola, Alfred Zighera cello)

 

Studied at the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik under previous Boston Symphony Concertmaster Willy Hess. Taught for three decades at the New England Conservatory.

1933-1972

 

for 29 of these 39 seasons of service, sat in the second chair next to Concertmaster Richard Burgin - Krips is said to always have a second violin mute, since the absent-minded Burgin habitually forgot his.

Kuchment (Vilker-Kuchment), Valeria Vilker

(Russia 1939- )

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violin (also Concertmaster of three other Boston-area groups: Boston Philharmonic, the Harvard Chamber Orchestra, and Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra)

 

Studied at Gnesiny State Musical Pedagogical Institute - Moscow BMus, Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow Conservatory).

1986-present

Kuehn, R. violin

1885-1887, 1888-1891

Kuntz, Augustus (Germany 1841-after 1904)

uncle of Daniel Kuntz

violin

1896-1910 (also Kuntz Sextet)

Kuntz, Daniel (Germany 1860-1959)

nephew of Augustus Kuntz. Died in 1959, age 99, the last surviving musician from the original season of the Boston Symphony 99.

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Daniel Kunze at age 90

violin (also Adamowski Quartet, Kuntz Sextet. Kuntz also conducted a summer orchestra in Lake Placid, New York, and the summer orchestra of Poland Springs Hotel, Maine. also conductor of the Boston Symphony Ensemble, a chamber symphony for summer concerts with Julius Theodorowicz, Louis Speyer, and others 69. also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne, and conductor of the Molé Concert Club Chamber Orchestra in 1891 215.)

 

August and Daniel Kuntz emigrated together to Boston in 1874 68. In the Summer of 1892, played in the Orchestra at Beyreuth under Herman Levi and Hans Richter 68.

1881-1914
Kunze, Max Oscar

(Germany 1874-1939)

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Principal double bass (also Berlin Philharmonic under Hans von Bülow. also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1909 was: William F. Krafft first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, John Mullaly viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

Max Kunze came to the US in 1893 under the impresario Flo Ziegfeld to play music in various orchestras of the Chicago World's Fair. He was hired as Principal double bass in Boston by Emil Paur, who probably knew Kunze from Berlin. Kunze taught for many years at the New England Conservatory.

1894-1932

Kurkdjie, (Lawrence) Nazar

(Syria 1895-1978)

violin (Geneva Symphony - Switzerland, Boston Symphony 1919-1920, Cleveland Orchestra 1920-1922, 1932-1939 led the Kurkdjie Ensemble and the L. Nazar Kurkdjie Orchestra for WTAM and WHK radio Cleveland and later in Hollywood, the KLAC, the NBC radio orchestra under the name of "Mr. Lawrence". As a Hollywood musician, he also directed orchestras for Harry James and Bing Crosby, Phil Harris orchestra)

 

Taught at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory - Ohio in 1920s into about 1939. Jack Benny claimed that Lawrence Kurkdjie was his most important violin teacher 162. Billed as Nazar Kurkdjie in performance, his friends called him Lawrence.

1919-1920

Kurth, Richard violin

1883-1891, 1892-1926

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LaFosse, Marcel Jean (France 1894-1968) trumpet (uncle and teacher of André Côme) 1926-1927, 1928-1958 may have stayed in France 1927-1928
Lafricain, Edward N. (Canada 1852-1921) Principal trumpet 1887-1888, trumpet 1888-1893, 1896-1897, 1900-1902 (also New York Philharmonic) 1887-1893, 1896-1897, 1900-1902

Lange, Stephen (Texas 1973- )

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trombone (also San Antonio Symphony 1999-2000, St. Louis Symphony Assistant Principal trombone 2000-2010, a founder of The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony)

 

Studied at Indiana University BSc, BMus and Performance Certificate, and also at the Juilliard School MMus 1999.

2010-present

Langendoen, Jacobus Cornelius 'Jaap' (Netherlands 1890-1973) Born in the Netherlands, but raised in South Africa, returning to the Netherlands at age 16)

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cello (also Wentworth Hotel orchestra in New Hampshire during summers, where he also died 75. (also Gundersen String Quartet: Robert Gundersen first, Hubert Sauvlet second, Charles Van Wynbergen viola, Jacobus Langendoen cello) Langendoen conducted the Boston University student orchestra, where he taught)

 

Langendoen also recorded for Technichord Records, based in Brookline, Massachusetts during the 1930s and 1940s. Langendoen came to the US in 1920 as part of Monteux's rebuilding of the BSO, following the March, 1920 musicians' strike, replacing Georges Miquelle. Langendoen's father Willem Jacobsz Langendoen (1865-about 1918) was also a musician.

1920-1962

 

42 seasons; his tenure was identical to Concertmaster Richard Bergin.

Langley, Allan Lincoln

(Rhode Island 1892-1949)

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viola 1918-1919, violin 1919-1920 (also a musician and conductor of the St. James Cafe ensemble in Boston)

 

Studied first with his music teacher father Alfred Langley in Newport, Rhode Island, and then at Brown University in Rhode Island Class of 1912. Then at the New England Conservatory in 1917. After inheriting money, in the 1920s became an active composer in New York City, but without any particular success 192, although he had compositions performed by the Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.

1918-1920

Lannoye, Marcel Louis H.

(Belgium 1898-1961)

horn (also la Monnaie Opera, Brussels, Carol Rosa Opera Orchestra, England. Later Los Angeles Philharmonic Third horn, and Mexico City Philharmonic)

 

After Boston and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lannoye became Third horn in Mexico City 0under Carlos Chavez.

1928-1944

Larrison, Spencer Lee

(New York 1942- )

violin

1967-1975

Lauga, Norbert René

(France 1905-1992)

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also Concerts Straram Concertmaster - Paris, Chardon String Quartet: Norbert Lauga first, Clarence Knudson second, Jean Cauhapé viola, Yves Chardon cello)

 

Studied at the Conservatoire de Paris Premier prix 1922.

1928-1959

Laurent, Georges

(France 1886-1964)

Principal flute

1918-1952

Laus, Abdon Flavien

(Algeria, then a French territory 1888-1945)

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bassoon (also Ballets Russes Orchestra, where he played in premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps May 29, 1913) 1918-1945 died during Tanglewood summer season July 29, 1945

Lebailly, Victor Edmond

(France 1872-returned to France)

Principal clarinet (also Théâtre de l’Opéra-Comique Orchestra, l'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Georges Longy Society, Taffanal's Société de musique de chambre pour instruments à vent) 1901-1904

Lecarme, Alexandre

(France )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

cello (also founded Tancrede Trio and a founder of the Boston Cello Quartet: Blaise Déjardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu, and Alexandre LeCarme)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier Prix in the 1997 Concour, also Boston University MMus and Artist's Diploma. Also active in music festivals, including Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Copley Society Series - Massachusetts, Temple Emmanuel Chamber Music Series - Massachusetts, Domain Forget Festival - Québec.

2008-present

Lee, Julianne

(Korea 1984- )

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violin

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory doctorate 2007

2006-present

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Lefkowitz, Ronan Lee

(England 1953- )

Born in England, raised in Massachusetts

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violin (also International Youth Symphony Orchestra, Hawthorne String Quartet, Francisco String Quartet, Collage New Music)

 

Studied at Harvard University BMus 1975. His father, Murray Lefkowitz was head of the Music History Department of Boston University, and Ronan Lefkowitz studied with Joseph Silverstein at Boston University and then also taught at BU.

1976-present

Lefranc, Jean

(France 1884-after 1947)

Viola 1925-1932, Principal viola 1932-1947, succeeding Georges Fourel, (also Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique Orchestra, Colonne Orchestra, Concerts Koussevitzky - Paris)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Premier prix in the 1907 Concour.

1925-1947

Leguía, Luis Grey (California 1935- )

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cello (also Houston Symphony, National Symphony of Washington DC, the Metropolitan Opera)

 

Studied at the Ecole Normale - Paris and the Juilliard School. Performed the premiers of cello works by Walter Piston, Robert Parris, and Vincent Frohne. Leguia is well-known for his development of a carbon fiber cello, and other stringed instruments from this material.

1963-2007 16, 29

Lehner, Eugen Emil (or Eugene)

(Hungary 1906-1997)

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Kolisch Quartet: Felix Khuner violin, Eugen Lehner viola, Benar Heifitz cello, Rudolf Kolisch violin playing left-handed

viola (also Kolisch Quartet: Rudolf Kolisch first, Felix Khuner second, Eugen Lehner viola, Benar Heifitz cello)

 

Studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music - Budapest with Jeno Hubay (1858-1937) who also taught Joseph Szigeti and Eugene Ormandy. Leader of the Kolisch Quartet, Rudolf Kolisch, after suffering an accident in his youth could not use his left hand for fingering, so used his left hand for bowing. Amazingly, Kolisch was able to train himself to play left-handed as can be seen in the photograph to the left.

1939-1982

Leibovici, Samuel Joseph

(born in Romania 54 and raised in Paris 1897-1962 )

violin (also Paris Opéra and Concerts Koussevitzky - Paris)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in about the 1914 Concour.

1926-1962

 

(died early in the of 1962-1963 season on September 4, 1962)

Lemaire, Jean-Jacques

(France 1873-1945)

double bass

1926-1939

Lemcke, C.

tuba

 

The 1920-1921 season was somewhat chaotic after the BSO musicians strike.  For tuba, both "A. Wichman" and "C. Lemcke" were listed in the tuba chair in 1920-1921. In fact, Wichman seems to have been with the orchestra for only a part of the season.

1920-1921 partial season

Lenom, Désiré Clément (Belgium 1865-1957)

oboe (also conducted Boston Pops 1913-1916)

1901-1925 (left BSO at the same time as Georges Longy, taught in NYC and Boston

Leveen, Percy Paul

(Massachusetts 1892-1974)

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (in 1915, played violin in vaudeville until entering the BSO in the 1919-1920 season. During summers in the 1930s, Leveen was responsible for music programming at the Canadian Pacific hotels.)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory 1910-1913, then in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and admitted to the Hochschule für Musik, Charlottenburg, Germany 1914, but had to return with the start of World War 1. For a number of years, Leveen was responsible for the BSO musicians' Pension Fund, and was head of the Musicians' Committee.

1919-1944

Levy, Amnon (Israel 1933- )

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violin (also Minnesota Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic)

 

Studied at the Israel Conservatory 1945-1950, the Juilliard School 1950-1952, the Curtis Institute graduated Class of 1955.

1964-2009

Levy, Benjamin (New York 1980- )

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double bass, summer 2003-2007, third chair double bass 2007-present (also Boston Musica Viva, and Collage New Music)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory class of 2002.  Also member of Classical Tangent, a group combining classical and folk origin music.

summer 2003-present

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Lichtenberg, Leopold

(California of Polish parents 1861-1935)

violin (also Theodore Thomas Orchestra of New York)

 

After studying locally in San Francisco, began studied under Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) at the Brussels Royal Conservatory about 1877-1880. Taught at the National Conservatory - New York City.

1882-1885

Lilleback, Hans Valdemar Durck (Walter)

(Denmark 1882-1971)

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bass trombone (also New York Symphony trombone including 1920 European tour, New York Philharmonic bass trombone 1921-1924, Sousa Band, also Cleveland Orchestra 1941-1948 succeeding John Coffey)

 

In 1930, Lilleback and Felix Leifels organized the Civic Symphony Orchestra of New York to give low priced concerts 73

1934-1941

Lin, Lucia

(Illinois 1962- )

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violin 1985-1988, Assistant Concertmaster 1988-1991, violin 1991-1996, Assistant Concertmaster 1996-1998, violin 1998-present. (also Acting Concertmaster Milwaukee Symphony 1991-1992, Co-Concertmaster London Symphony 1994-1996, Muir String Quartet, founding member of Boston Trio and of Innuendo, a chamber group)

 

Studied at the University of Illinois and Rice University Shepherd School of Music MMus. Recordings include for New World records, The Stream Flows, Bright Sheng (1955- ) see right, and Gabriela Lena Frank (1972- )

1985-present

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Lippoldt, Louis

(Germany 1843-after 1924)

horn 1881-1886

Lipson, Jerome J.

(Massachusetts 1916-1994)

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1983

viola (also Zimbler Sinfonietta, founding member of the Stockbridge String Quartet: Stockbridge String Quartet: Julius Schulman first, William Marshall second, Jerome Lipson viola, Mischa Nieland cello)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1938.

1946-1991 joined the Boston Symphony 6 months after returning from World War 2 military service.

 

On retiring, Lipson was the last of the Koussevitzky-selected BSO musicians 11 .

Listemann, Bernard (or Bernhardt)

(Germany 1841-1917) brother of Fritz Listemann

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Concertmaster (also Court Orchestra of Rudolstadt, Germany 169, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Theodore Thomas Orchestra of New York, founder Listemann Concert Company, with his brother Fritz Listemann, violin and piano, August Stein, double bass, Carl Meisel, viola, and Adolf Sailer, cello, leader of the Boston Philharmonic Club - see lithograph at right)

 

Bernard Listemann's teachers included Ferdinand David (1810-1873), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) (wow - what teachers)

1881-1885

 

click on the thumbnail above to see full picture of the Boston Philharmonic Club, Bernard Listemann first, Fritz Listemann second, Adolf Belz horn, Adolf Hartdegen cello, Alexander Freygang harp, Eugene Weiner flute

Listemann, Fritz

(Germany 1839-1909) brother of Bernard Listemann

violin (also Theodore Thomas Orchestra of New York, Listemann Concert Company, with his brother Bernard Listemann, the first Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony 1881-1885, August Stein, double bass, Carl Meisel, viola, and Adolf Sailer, cello)

 

Studied at the Leipzig Conservatorium, and privately with Ferdinand David (1810-1873) and Karl Wilhelm Uhlrich (1815-1874) 169.

1881-1885

Litke, Hugo E.

(Germany 1863- ) also brother of Paul Litke, best friend of Carl Barth

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detail of BSO 1900 photo: Boston Symphony Archives

Principal bassoon 1894-1901, second bassoon 1907-1908 - succeeded by Edward Mueller (also Chicago Symphony Principal bassoon 1891-1893, also Georges Longy Club: Georges Longy, oboe, André Maquarre , flute, Alexandre Selmer , clarinet, Albert Hackebarth , horn, Hugo Litke , bassoon and Heinrick Gebbard, piano)

 

Theodore Thomas engaged Hugo Litke to come to the US for the initial two seasons of Theodore Thomas's Chicago Orchestra as it was then called.

1894-1901, 1907-1908

Litke, Paul brother of Hugo Litke

(Germany 1870- )

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detail of BSO 1900 photo: Boston Symphony Archives

bassoon and contrabassoon (also substitute bassoon Chicago Orchestra under Theodore Thomas with brother Hugo Litke)

1896-1901

Liu, Hui

(China about 1972- )

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Assistant Principal viola (also Chicago Symphony viola 1997-1999, Los Angeles Philharmonic viola 1999-present)

 

Hui Liu studied at Boston University earning his Artist Diploma and at the Curtis Institute BMus Class of 1995. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Marlboro Festival - Vermont, Tanglewood Festival - Massachusetts, Ravinia Festival - Illinois, and the Edinburgh Festival - Scotland. Teaches at the California State University - Los Angeles

1995-1997

Loeffler, Charles Martin

(Germany 1861-1935) brother of Erich Loeffler

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violin - seems to have been Associate Concertmaster (also Pasdeloup Orchestra)

 

later composer of late-romantic/impressionistic works such as A Pagan Poem of 1906.

1882-1903

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Loeffler, Erich

(Germany 1863- ) brother of Martin Loeffler

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cello

 

In 1909, Erich and Martin Loeffler's mother died in Germany. Then, according to "...Erich disappeared from his apartment on Columbus Avene [New York City]..." 151 Erich Loeffler was found later in 1909 wandering the streets in New York City. He did not seem active in US symphonies thereafter.

1882-1909

Longy, Gustave Georges Leópold (France 1868-1930)

Principal oboe (also Colonne Orchestra, founded Georges Longy Club 1899-1920)

1898-1925

Lorbeer, Heinrich E. (or Henry)

(Germany 1865-1943)

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Fourth horn (also St. Petersburg orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne)

1891-1937

Lorenz, Otto H. W.

(Germany 1851-before 1920)

tuba (also the Boston Cadet Band led by J. Thomas Baldwin 161)

1907-1913

Lowe, Malcolm

(Canada 1953- ) husband of Nisanne Lowe

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Malcolm with pianist son Brendan Lowe

Concertmaster (also l'Orchestre symphonique de Québec Concertmaster - Québec-City)

 

Studied at the Regina Conservatory of Music - Saskatchewan, Curtis Institute Class of 1974. Tenth Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony since Bernard Listemann in 1881, joining a history of greats. Among his fine recordings was Leon Kirchner: Concerto For Violin, Cello And Piano with Gilbert Kalish piano and Jules Eskin cello (see right)

1984-present

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Lowe, Nisanne A. (New York 1954- )

wife of Malcolm Lowe

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violin (also Chicago Symphony 1976-1977, Marlboro Music Festival 1971)

 

Studied at Eastman School, Juilliard and the Curtis Institute.

1982-1986

Ludwig, Carl F. (Germany 1872-1954) son of Carl Richard Ludwig

percussion (also flute)

1905-1907, 1918-1930

Ludwig, Carl Richard (Germany 1846- ) father of Carl F. Ludwig

timpani

1890-1910

Ludwig, Mark (Pennsylvania about 1959- )

son of Philadelphia Orchestra violin Irving Ludwig , and brother of Philadelphia Orchestra violin Michael Ludwig

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viola (also Kansas City Philharmonic Co-Principal viola, Hawthorne String Quartet, a founder of the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation, New Chamber Players - Philadelphia, Philadelphia Opera Company, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Trenton Symphony Orchestra)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1980.

1982-present

Ludwig, Oscar

(Austria - now Czech 1877-1937)

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

double bass (also Berlin Philharmonic ?)

1908-1938

 

(note: died during the 1937-1938 season December 18, 1937)

Luetcke, Olivia

(New York 1923-1985)

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harp (and second woman to serve in the BSO after Ann De Guichard 26)

 

Luetcke was succeeded by Ann Hobson Pilot as Principal harp

1951-1969 26

Lukatsky, Joseph (New York 1913- )

oboe (also Pittsburgh Symphony English horn)

1938-1951
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Macdonald, Walter Grant

(Massachusetts 1901-1955)

horn (also Cleveland Orchestra Principal horn 1926-1927, Clevland Orchestra horn 1927-1928. As Cleveland Principal, the horn section under Macdonald was: Walter Macdonald, Bertram Haigh, Edward E. Grant, Roman Cras, Vaclav Kec, and Ernest Paananen)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory class of 1921.

1932-1955

 

Walter Macdonald died suddenly during the Boston Symphony 1954-1955 season on March 30, 1955.

Mackey, Richard (Pennsylvania 1929- )

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horn (also Kansas City, San Antonio Symphony, Detroit Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra 1955-1963, Japan Philharmonic Principal horn 1963-1965, Hollywood studio sessions player about 1965-1973, Boston Symphony January 1973-August 2005)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory class of 1950.

January 1973-August 2005

Madsen, George Peter

(Massachusetts 1906-1986)

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piccolo (also chamber group The Aeolians George Madsen, flute, Minot Beale, violin, Carl Stockbridge, cello, Nellie Zimmer, harp. The Aeolians also recorded for Victor in the 1930s)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. Died in retirement in Florida following open heart surgery.

1935-1965

Mager, Georges Charles

(France 1884-1950)

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Principal trumpet 1920-1950, trumpet 1919-1920, viola (!) 1918-1919 while waiting for an opening in the BSO trumpet section.

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire beginning in 1901 where he won his Second prix in 1905 and Premier prix in the 1906 Concour. Came to US as part of a French good-will tour of the Garde républicaine Band, summer 1918. Three musicians from the Garde républicaine band were hired into the Boston Symphony by Henri Rabaud for the 1918-1919 season: Louis Speyer English horn, Georges Laurent flute, and Georges Mager trumpet (although in the first season, Mager played viola sitting next to Afthur Fiedler!).

1918-1950

Mahn, Frederick H.

(Massachusetts 1868-1936)

violin (also in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra)

1887-1888, 1889-1925

Malkin, Joseph

(then Russia, now Ukraine 1979-1969)

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Principal cello (also Chicago Symphony Principal cello 1919-1922, In 1924-1925, Malkin toured accompanying Metropolitan Opera soprano Geraldine Farrar. 1925-1927, also Principal cello with the New York Symphony 1925-1927, New York Philharmonic cello 1943-1949)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire and received his Premier prix in cello in 1898. In Boston, founded the Malkin Conservatory 1933-1943.

1914-1919

Mann, Joseph F.

(Czech 1868-1953)

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trumpet

1891-1937

 

after retiring as player, continued as assistant librarian until 1952, 61 years of service

Manoly, Ludwig Emanuel

(Hungary 1855-1932)

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Principal; double bass (also Mendelssohn Quintet Club for two seasons 49, Theodore Thomas Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

1882-1885

Manusevitch, Victor E.

(Russia 1902-1983)

violin (also conductor Cambridge Civic Symphony in 1960s, 1970s)

1944-1970

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Maquarre, André (Belgium 1875-1933) brother of Daniel Maquarre

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Principal flute to 20 seasons, Boston Pops conductor (also Philadelphia Orchestra Principal flute 1918-1921, Georges Longy Club while in Boston, New York Chamber Music Society Principal flute 1921-1922, Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal flute from 1922-1929.)

 

Studied with his flutist father, Clement Maquarre, then Paris Conservatoire Premiere prix for flute in 1893. André Maquarre returned to France in about 1930 and became a member of La Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique, a government-organized company responsible for the management of authors and composers rights and copyrights, where he died in 1936.

1898-1918

Maquarre, Daniel

(Belgium 1881-after 1930) brother of André Maquarre

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flute (also Lamoureux Orchestra and Colonne Orchestra - Paris Principal flute 1900-1902, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal flute 1910-1918, New York Symphony Principal flute 1918-1919, National Symphony of New York 1920-1924 58, with the National Symphony of New York merging with the New York Philharmonic in 1921. Late 1920s, Daniel Maquarre was an independent musician in New York City, including for growing live radio broadcasts.  Radio performances included of the Classical Trio: Stefano de Stefano harp, Luclen Klrsch cello and Daniel Maquarre flute 179)

 

Studied with his flutist father, Clement Maquarre, then Paris Conservatoire, where he won a first 'Accessit', or runner-up flute prize in 1894 and Premier Prix in about the 1899 Concour.  Daniel Maquarre may have departed from the Boston Symphony due to a scandal.  According to newspaper accounts, Daniel Maquarre was arrested in San Francisco in 1909 "... upon telegraphic advices from Boston Police where he la wanted upon an Indictment charging him wlth a serious offense for eloping with Mrs. Matilda Lenom..." 176.  Matilda Lenom was the wife of Clément Lenom , fellow Belgian and second oboe of the Boston Symphony 1901-1925.  (No doubt a juicy story and scandal at the time. Clément Lenom remarried that same year). Daniel Maquarre seems to have returned to France in about 1930.

1903-1909

Marble, Edward Bates

(1860-1943)

violin (also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne)

1882-1907, 1908-1913

Mariotti, Vincent

(Italy 1890-1941)

violin

1922-1941

 

died six months after the end of the 1940-1941 season December 28, 1941

Marjollet, Léon Désiré

(France 1893-1956)

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cello (also the Boston Symphony Quartet: Carlos Pinfield first, Lloyd Stonestreet second, Harry Grover viola, Léon Marjollet cello)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Concour of about 1913, before entering French Army 1914-1918. Recruited by Monteux following the 1920 Boston Symphony musician's strike.

1920-1957

 

(listed for the 1956-1957 season, Marjollet died in Paris September 20, 1956 during the BSO European Tour)

Markey, James

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photo: New York Philharmonic, Chris Lee

Bass trombone (also New York Philharmonic Associate Principal trombone 1997-June 2007, Bass trombone June 2007-August 2012. also Pittsburgh Symphony Principal trombone)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School BMus 2005 and MMus 2006. Active in summer festivals, including the Sun Valley Summer Symphony - Idaho during the last decade.

starting August, 2012

 

succeeding the great Doug Yeo

Marquardt, John (Johann)

(Germany 1859-after 1930)

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violin (also Philharmonic String Quartet, based in Cleveland 1889-1891, first violin Theodore Thomas Orchestra in Chicago 1892-1893, Concertmaster Tivoli Opera House - San Francisco 1900-1902, Concertmaster Philadelphia Orchestra 1902-1903)

 

Studied violin at the Akademischen Hochschule für Musik in Berlin in late 1870s.

1886-1889

Marshall, John Patton (Massachusetts 1877-1941)

organ (Dean, Boston University School of Music, like Arthur Fiedler, enjoyed watching fires)

1930-1938

Marshall, William

(Louisiana )

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Assistant Principal Second violin (also the Stockbridge String Quartet: Julius Schulman first, William Marshall second, Jerome Lipson viola, Mischa Nieland cello)

 

Studied at Northwestern University, Chicago.

1952-1974 13

Martin, Leslie R. "Tiny"

(Washington 1921-1989) 22

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double bass (also the Seattle Symphony Principal double bass, and WUZ, a jazz group of BSO musicians)

 

Studied at the University of Washington.

1957-1987 22

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Martin, Michael (Georgia ) brother of Christopher Martin Chicago Symphony Principal trumpet

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trumpet (auditioned by a number of orchestras, beginning of what promises to be a leading career)

 

As a student, played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony 2006-2009. Studied as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center 2006 and 2008. Studied at Northwestern University - Chicago BMus and MMus in trumpet performance. Active in summer music festivals, including the Pacific Music Festival - Japan and the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming.

October 2010-present

Martin, Thomas

(Wisconsin 1941- ) 22

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Associate Principal clarinet 1994-present, acting Principal clarinet 1993-1994, Assistant Principal clarinet 1984-1993 (also Alabama Symphony Principal clarinet, Hawthorne String Quartet, member of the Walden Chamber Players: Tatiana Dimitriades violin, Irina Muresanu violin, Alexander Velinzon violin, Yehonatan Berick violin, Christof Huebner viola, Ashima Scripp cello, Donald Palma double bass, Marianne Gedigian flute, Laura Ahlbeck oboe, Thomas Martin clarinet, Richard Ranti bassoon, Clark Matthews horn, Jonathan Bass piano)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music, and master classes at the Paris Conservatoire. Premiered the André Previn's Diversions with the composer at 2010 Prague Spring, and the East Coast premier of Eliot Carter's Clarinet Concerto at Tanglewood 1998, and again at Tanglewood for the 2008 celebration of the Carter Centenary, as well as Carter's Poems of Louis Zukofsky, with soprano Lucy Shelton.

1984-present

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André Previn at the piano with Thomas Martin in Prague at the premiere of Diversions in 2010.

Martinson, Haldan H.

(California 1971- )

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Principal Second Violin 2000-present, violin November, 1998-2000

 

(also Hawthorne Sting Quartet, and Boston Symphony Chamber Players, including a fine Martinu recording on NAXOS with Fenwick Smith, New England Conservatory MM 1997)

November, 1998-present

Masters, Ralph

(South Carolina 1910-1983)

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bassoon (also Chicago Symphony bassoon 1945-1946)

 

Taught at the orchestra school of the Columbia Music Festival - South Carolina in 1939 177. Masters was also a producer of bassoon reeds for the schools in the Chicago area in the 1940s. After Chicago and Boston, Masters became a sessions musician in Hollywood studios while also selling California real estate.

1947-1949

Matheny, Hugh Wood

(North Carolina 1937-1996)

oboe (also Indianapolis Symphony)

1964-1970

Matsusaka, Kazuko C. married to Edward Gazouleas

(1961- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

viola (also active in Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania 1987-1990, including the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble)

 

Studied at the Indiana University School of Music, and at the Hartt College of Music - Connecticut BMus, and at the State University of New York MMus. She was a Tanglewood Fellow in 1985. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Norfolk Music Festival - Canada and the Yellow Barn Music Festival - Vermont.

1991-present

Mattersteig, Paul Heinrich

(Germany 1878-1956)

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tuba (also Los Angeles)

1913-1920

Mauricci, Vincent J.

(Massachusetts 1917- )

viola (also National Orchestra Association student orchestra, All-American Youth Orchestra in summer 1940 under Stokowski, also Kramer Chamber Music Ensemble in 1950s)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory.

1951-1982

Mäusebach (or Mausebach), Fredrick August (Germany 1866-1938)

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trombone (also Metropolitan Opera, New York Symphony, also several bands)

1898-1925

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Mayer, Pierre Emil (France 1891-1982)

photo Pierre Mayer with Doriot Dwyer flute

violin (also Straram Orchestra, l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, l'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire)

1925-1959

Mayes, Samuel Houston (1917-1990) married to Winifred Schaefer Winograd (Mayes)

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Principal cello (also Philadelphia Orchestra cello 1936-1948, Co-Principal cello 1939-1943, Principal cello 1943-1948 and 1964-1973, Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal cello 1974-1975)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1937, played in the Philadelphia Orchestra cello section prior to graduation. Met and married Winifred Schaefer while in Boston. Samuel Mayes had a genuine American west background: one of his grandfathers was a Cherokee chief, and two Oklahoma counties were named for his forbearers, Rogers County and Mayes County.

1948-1964

Mazzeo, Rosario (Rhode Island 1911-1997)

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Mazzeo circa 1980

Eb clarinet 1933-1939, bass clarinet 1939-1966, Personnel manager 1942-1966 (also Boston Chamber Music Society)

 

Mazzeo studied with Gaston Hamelin and with Gustave Langenus - New York Philharmonic. Mazzeo was also Chairman of the woodwind department at the New England Conservatory of Music.

1933-1966

McCarty, Patricia (Kansas 1949?- )

married to Ronald Wilkison

Assistant Principal viola (also toured with the Lenox Quartet)

 

Studied at the University of Michigan. Her performance of the Bach Six Cello Suites as performed with her bowings and interpretation on the viola are a tour-de-force on two Ashmont CDs 6100 with baroque taste and modern virtuoso technique.

1979-1993

sabbatical leave 1991-1992

McConathy, Osborne W.

(Massachusetts 1908-2005)

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horn (also conducted the Newark Symphony - New Jersey)

 

Studied with his father, Osborne G. McConathy (1875-1947), professor of music at Northwestern University, Chicago. Also at New York University - New York and at the Juilliard School MMus. He was a scholar in music of the Elizabethan period.

1944-1966

McDonald, Walter Grant

(Massachusetts 1901-1955)

horn

1932-1955

McEwen, Mark

(Canada about 1962- )

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oboe (also Florida Orchestra - Tampa, also the Staatsbad Meinberg Orchestra - Germany)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute BMus Class of 1983. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Music Festival of Taipei - Taiwan, and the Elora Music Festival - Canada, and summers at the Santa Fe Opera where he played English horn. Teaches at the New England Conservatory and Boston University.

September, 1996-present

McGauley, Joseph D.

(New York 1951- )

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violin (also Albany Symphony violin, New Haven Symphony violin, Boston Ballet Assistant Concertmaster)

 

Studied at State University of New York - Albany BA Mus., and Yale University MMus. He pursued Ph.D. studies at Boston University.

1978-August 2010 51

McKay, Matthew

(Virginia about 1987- )

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percussion (also Oregon Symphony percussion 2010-2012)

 

Studied as a teen with National Symphony of Washington DC timpanist John Tafoya through the National Symphony Youth Fellowship program. New England Conservatory under William Hudgins BMus 2009. Studied with Timothy Genis at Boston University, MMus 2011. Summer fellowship programs including the Tanglewood Music Center (2 times), Spoleto Music Festival - South Carolina, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival - Germany. Also the National Orchestral Institute - Maryland, as did his friend and fellow newly-appointed Boston Symphony percussionist Kyle Brightwell. Older brother Tim McKay is also a percussionist.

September, 2012 - present

Meek, Harold L.

(1915-1999)

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horn (also Principal horn Rochester Philharmonic)

 

Studied at the Eastman School, graduated in 1941 with his performer’s certificate and BMus.

1943-1963 17

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Meisel, Carl (Germany 1829-1908)

violin (also original Germania Orchestra 49, succeeded Frances Rhia in 1854 as second violin of the Mendelssohn Quintette 49, Beethoven Club chamber music group, also Listemann Concert Company, with Bernard Listemann, first Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony 1881-1885, August Stein, double bass, Adolf Sailer, cello, Henry Greene, double bass and and Listemann's brother Fritz Listemann, violin and piano)

1881-1882-1883-1885

Melzian, Louis Werner

(Germany 1852- )

tuba, also string double bass

1885-1888

Menkis, Jonathan

(New Jersey 1959- )

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Assistant Principal horn (also Sacramento Symphony Associate Principal horn, New Orleans Philharmonic Assistant Principal horn, Colorado Philharmonic)

 

Studied at Ithaca College BA 1981. Teaches at the New England Conservatory. Active in music festivals, including the Colorado Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra touring waterways in the summers.

1984-present

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Merrill, Carl E.

(Massachusetts 1871- )

trumpet

1904-1914

Messerschmidt, August A. G.

(Germany 1831-1894)

double bass (also one season St. Louis Symphony)

1881-1883

Messina, Saverio

(Massachusetts 1900-1993)

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

violin

 

Messina was a street musician with his Italian father in Boston, where he took violin lessons. Joined the BSO following the 1920 Boston Symphony musicians strike, when 32 musicians left the orchestra. Studied at Boston University in his forties, MMus 1944. Retiring in 1960, he founded the Southwest Boston Senior Services Inc. which aided the elderly in Boston.

1920-1960

Metzger, Peter (Germany 1848- )

second Bb clarinet (long-term second chair BSO clarinet played frequently with the Georges Longy Club)

1882-1905

Meyer, F. (Fritz ?)

bass trombone for 3 seasons before arrival of the great LeRoy S. Kleinfield

1897-1900

Meyers, Cynthia

(Pennsylvania 1963- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

piccolo (also Omaha Symphony Principal flute about 1988-1997, Houston Symphony Principal piccolo about 1997-2006)

 

Studied at Carnegie-Mellon University B Fine Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music MMus, also studying piccolo while in Cleveland. Active in summer music festivals, including the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming.

2006-present

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Michael, John B.

violin

1885-1900

Miersch, Erwin Adolf

(born Strasbourg, then Germany, later France 1886-1969)

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horn (also Detroit Symphony probably 1926-1935 with Albert Stagliano and James Stagliano Principal and Second horns and also Ernest Hubner (listed at Ernst Huebner), also Cleveland Orchestra Fourth horn 1924-1926, 1936-1951)

 

As a teacher, published Melodious Studies for French Horn, still used today.

1913-1919

Miersch, Carl Alexander Johannes brother of Paul Miersch, Principal cello of New York Symphony

(Germany 1865-1916)

violin (also Concertmaster of the symphony in Graz, Austria. also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46)

 

Studied under Edouard Rappoldi (1839-1900) at the Dresden Conservatorium - Germany. Emigrated to the US in 1883. After Boston, taught briefly at the Athens music conservatory in Greece, before returning to the US in 1902. Began teaching at the Cincinnati Conservatory in 1910. 178

1891-1892

Milcke, Maurice Mountford

(Connecticut 1883-1965)

violin (also a New York City theater musician in the 1930s)

 

Recorded unissued violin disks for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1913. Also taught at Princeton University - New Jersey in 1914. He was also a composer of church music.

1905-1917

Miller, Jonathan

(New York ) born in New York but grew up in California

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photo: Boston Symphony 1983

cello (also Hartford Symphony Principal cello, San Diego Symphony Principal cello)

 

Studied literature at the University of California - Berkeley before concentrating on the cello, and then at the Juilliard School. Founder of Boston Artists Ensemble (website www.bostonartistsensemble.org/). also toured with the New York String Sextet. He is active with Gramercy Trio: Sharan Leventhal violin, Jonathan Miller cello, Randall Hodgkinson piano with recordings including Shadow Bands music of Scott Wheeler (1952- ) and a CD of the music of Donald Martino (1931-2005). Miller taught at the New England Conservatory and at the Boston Conservatory.

1971-present

 

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Mimart, Paul (France 1874-1950) brother of Prosper Mimart, Paris Conservatoire clarinet professor 52

clarinet 1905-1906, 1917-1918, 1919-1920, bass clarinet 1920-1939 (also Orchestra of the Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique, Longy Club) Mimart premiered his friend Debussy's Rhapsody for B-flat and Petit Pièce.

1905-1906, 1917-1918, 1919-1939

Mingels, Edward Tiedge

(Germany 1854-1921)

cello (also in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra. also in the Chicago Symphony - then the Chicago Orchestra - during the 1892-1893 season)

1885-1891, 1893-1902, 1918-1919

 

Died in Boston in 1921 of cancer of the bladder age 67.

Miquelle, Georges (1896-1977)

cello (also Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, New York Chamber Music Society, Detroit Symphony, Boston Symphony Ensemble, a chamber symphony for summer concerts with Julius Theodorowicz, Louis Speyer, and others 69.)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Premier prix in the Concour of 1915 69. Came to US as part of a French good-will tour of the Garde Republicaine Band, summer 1918, as did Louis Speyer.

1918-1920

seems to have left the BSO consequent to the 1920 musician's strike.

Mizuno, Ikuko (Japan 1942- )

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violin (also Saito Kinen Orchestra)

 

Studied at the Toho-Gakuen School of Music - Tokyo, Boston University MMus, member of Pi Kappa Lambda honor society.

1969-present

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Moerschel, Joel P.

(Illinois 1948- )

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cello (also Corning Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic while studying at the Eastman School, Musica Nova, Eastman Honors String Quartet, founding member of Francesco String Quartet, also Collage New Music)

 

Studied at Chicago Musical College, Eastman School BMus.

1970-2003

(on sabbatical 1985-1986)

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Joel Moerschel in 1972

Moldauer, Arnold

(Austria? 1846- )

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violin

1885-1907

Molé, Charles

(France 1857-1905)

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detail of 1891 Boston Musical Herald photo: Boston Symphony Archives showing Artur Nikisch in foreground and Charles Molé behind

Principal flute (also Orchestra of the Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique, Paris about 1884-1887, New York Symphony 1903-1905, also Molé Chamber Music Concert Club: Charles Molé flute, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. Goldschmidt clarinet, Adolf Guetter bassoon and Frank Hain horn 166)

 

Charles Molé studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Premier prix for flute in the 1874 Concour.

1887-1896

 

Charles Molé died during his second New York Symphony season, on the evening of Sunday January 8, 1905 following a Sunday afternoon matinee concert; he was age only 47.

Moleux, Georges Edmond (France 1900-1966) died shortly after retirement, December 7, 1966

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Georges Moleux, with Rosario Mazzio behind

Principal double bass 1939-1966, double bass 1930-1939. Also a gifted clarinet player, who was Principal clarinet of the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra. For many years, conductor of the New England Conservatory Concert Band, modeled on the band of the Garde Républicaine in Paris.

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire. His Premier prix at the Conservatoire in about 1921 was for both double double bass and for clarinet, with a third award for solfège 54)

1930-1966

Mollenhauer, (Hugh) Emil

(New York 1855-1927)

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violin (also Theodore Thomas Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic.  Conducting career of Boston Municipal Band, Stewart's Boston Concert Band, Peoples Symphony, Apollo Club of Boston)

In 1889 55, Mollenhauer, along with George W. Stewart left the Boston Symphony to organize the Boston Festival Orchestra that performed primarily summer festivals, such as the popular May Festivals in the 1890s and 1900s, with serious programs, not just "pops".  George W. Stewart was both organizer and sometime musician in these festivals, and Mollenhauer was conductor and sometimes Concertmaster.   Emil Mollenhauer was Music Director of the Handel and Haydn Society from 1900 until his death in 1927 53). Mollenhauer's violinists father Frederick Mollenhauer and uncle Edward (Eduard) Mollenhauer came to U.S. with Louis Antoine Jullien orchestra in 1854. 49

1884-1889

Monahan, Nicole wife of Si-Jing Huang

(1971- )

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violin (also Charleston Symphony, Norfolk Chamber Orchestra)

April, 1995-present

Moon, Marvin

(Pennsylvania 1980- )

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Photo: Betsy Bassett

viola (also Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Principal viola 2000-2003, left BSO for his home town Philadelphia Orchestra where he is viola 2007-present. previously, Moon had served as a substitute player with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic)

 

Studied at Boyer College of Music - Temple preparatory and Curtis Institute Class of 2003. Among his orchestral appearances was soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante with the New Jersey Symphony. Active in chamber music he has been a member of the Koryo String Quartet since 2001. In music festivals, he participated in Music from Angel Fire - New Mexico, Summerfest at La Jolla - California, the Fourth International Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem, and the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival.

2005-2007

 

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Marvin Moon during 2013 Philadelphia Orchestra China tour   Photo: Jan Regan

Moore, David. H.

(Canada 1847-before 1920)

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either David H. Moore or Alfred Rigg, the two trombones of the first BSO season in this 1882 photo collage (only one of them was included in the collage)

second trombone and bass trombone

 

(David Moore was born in Nova Scotia in November, 1847 and his wife Margaret in Middlesex, England in November, 1850. They both emigrated to Boston with their families as children, David in 1855, and Margaret in 1853. By age 3, David Moore had lost his father, and in July 1860, he was attending the Thompson Island Farm School.  This is a school for indigent boys, famous also for producing some of the best brass musicians from their instrumental program.  LeRoy Kenfield also studied at the Thomson Island School.  From at least 1870, David Moore was an active musician and teacher, and likely active in bands, although records of this have not yet been located.)

1881-1886

Morrison, Timothy (Oregon 1955- )

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Assistant Principal trumpet (and Pops Principal), Associate Principal trumpet 1987-1997, Fourth trumpet 1980-1984 (also New Hampshire Symphony Principal trumpet, State Symphony of Mexico, Empire Brass, moved to Hollywood sessions and then returned)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory.

1980-1984, 1987-1997

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Mosbach, Joseph Henry (or Heinrich) (Germany 1888-1967)

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Principal bassoon 1916-1918, contrabassoon 1910-1916 (also Detroit Symphony Principal bassoon for 21 seasons)

1910-1918

Moss, Leonard G.

(New York 1918-2006)

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photo: Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also NYC Broadway shows, New Opera Company and Ballet Theater - New York, Dallas Symphony, CBS Radio Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra 1949-1953, Boston Symphony 1953-1995)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1936 and the Peabody Conservatory.

1953-1995

42 seasons of service

Moyer, William

(Ohio 1929- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Archive

trombone 1952-1966, personnel manager 1966-1987

 

After marriage, moved to Vinalhaven Island, Maine where his friend Boston Symphony tuba Kilton Vinal Smith recommended Moyer audition with the Symphony. Moyer studied at the Oberlin Conservatory. During the 1980s and 1990s, with Boston University and BSO musicians, William Moyer Moyer formed the String Training and Education Program for Minority Students (STEP) to prepare minority youth for a musical career.

1952-1966, Personnel Manager 1966-1987

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in 1971 as Personnel Manager

Mueller or Müller - a note

Most or all of the musicians listed in the Boston Symphony archives under the name "Mueller" spelled their name as "Müller" in their native lands.  The Boston Symphony spelling of "Mueller" is retained in the alphabetical order, here

 

Mueller, Edward

(Germany 1885-may have returned to Germany)

second bassoon - succeeded Hugo Litke

1908-1922 (joined the BSO together with his good friend: double bass Oscar Ludwig)

Mueller, Friedrich C.

(Germany about 1863-1936)

oboe and English horn 1885-1894, English horn 1894-1925 (also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne and the Molé Chamber Music Concert Club: Charles Molé flute, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. Goldschmidt clarinet, Adolf Guetter bassoon and Frank Hain horn 166)

1885-1925

Mueller, (Jean Baptiste) Pierre

(Luxembourg 1846-probably 1901)

trumpet (also Worcester Festival Orchestra 1891-1893, 1896, also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne. also the Handel and Haydn Society 227)

1888-1900

Mueller (or Müller), Wilhelm

(Germany 1834-1897)

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Principal cello 1882-1884 and cello 1884-1885 (also, the Müller brothers in 1856 formed the Müller String Quartet: Karl Müller first (1829-1907), Hugo Müller second (1832-1886), Bernhard Müller viola (1832-1895), and Wilhelm Müller cello (1834-1897). also 1869-1879, the Joachim Quartet, at that time: Joseph Joachim first, Heinrich de Ahna second, Emmanuel Wirth viola, Wilhelm Müller cello 202.

 

Studied first with his famous violinist father Karl Friedrich Müller (1797-1873) who was one of the pioneers in the performance of Beethoven Quartets 203. 1873-1876, Müller was a cello instructor at the Musikhochschule Berlin under Joseph Joachim, where one of his leading pupils was the (later) famous cellist Robert Hausmann (1852-1909) 201.

1882-1885

 

In the 1884-1885 season, conductor Wilhelm Gericke appointed Fritz Giese as Principal cello, with Wilhelm Müller moving to second chair cello.

Mullaly, Henry G. (England 1853-after 1920) brother of John Mullaly

violin (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46)

1881-1883

Mullaly, John Charles

(England 1847-1934)

violin, viola (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46, also in 1877, the conductor and leader of the Boston Cadet Band 161. also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1909 was: William F. Krafft first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, John Mullaly viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171)

 

John Mullaly was also a music contractor for the Boston Symphony 33. John Mullaly was hired back into the orchestra following the 1920 musicians' strike as a violist at age 73. He was 78 at his retirement, the oldest serving musician of the Boston Symphony - so far)

1884-1885, 1886-1890, 1905-1913, 1920-1925

Murray, John D. 

(Scotland about 1893-1975)

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violin

 

About 1910 as a teen, John Murray mined coal in Scotland, while at the same time studying the violin. In 1913, John Murray came to Boston and studied at the New England Conservatory. During World War 1, John Murray joined the Royal Flying Squad in Canada. In January, 1919 following the war, John Murray returned to Boston. Following the 1920 musicians strike, John Murray was one of 17 violinists hired for the 1920-1921 season.

1920-1951
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Nagel, Rudolf

(Germany 1868- )

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Rudolf Nagel in 1917 when he played in the Mischa Elman String Quartet

cello (also the Mischa Elman String Quartet, Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne) 1894-1920 (left following 1920 musicians strike)

Nagy, Laszlo James "Jim"

(New York 1908-1992)

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violin (also St. Louis Symphony)

 

Studied at Washington University - St. Louis. Nagy was active in the "Jimmy Fund", a Boston-based charity for childhood cancer.

1944-1985 (sabbatical leave May-August 1982)
Nappi, Giovanni

(Italy 1883-1939)

trumpet 1915-1919
Nast, Ludwig Max

(born Strasbourg, then Germany, later France 1872-1933)

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Ludwig Nast in 1909

cello (also Kiev Symphony Orchestra - Russia Principal cello, Philadelphia Orchestra cello 1902-1904, later Detroit Symphony from about 1920-about 1933, also Mendelssohn Piano Trio: Ray Groff violin, Ludwig Nast cello, Victor Baxter piano in 1910s, also Boston Symphony Sextette whose membership in 1909 was: William F. Krafft first violin, Placido Fiumara second violin, John Mullaly viola, Ludwig Nast cello, Max Kunze double bass, who was also group leader 171, also the Boston Symphony Quartet consisting of: Arthur Brooke flute, Ludwig Nast cello, Hubert Sauvlet violin, and Theodore Cella harp 181)

 

Studied at the Strasbourg Conservatoire.

1904-1919
Neidlinger, Buell (New York 1936- )

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Buell not in white tie and tails

double bass (also Houston Symphony in about 1961-1965, New York freelance musician, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Principal double bass beginning in 1971, also became a Hollywood studio musician while in Los Angeles about 1971-1990s)

 

Studied at Yale University and with many jazz greats. When Buell became interested in Jazz as he says in his bio he did his "...jazz apprenticeships with Joe Sullivan, Herbie Nichols, Dick Wellstood, Vic Dickenson, and Oran 'Hot Lips' Page. Taught at New England Conservatory, helping found a jazz faculty.

1967-1970
Nelsen, Suzanne married to David Ohanian

(Canada 1973- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

bassoon (also National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and Montreal Symphony)

 

Studied at McGill University BMus, and at the Hague Conservatory - Netherlands UM degree. Active in summer music festivals, including the Banff Festival - Alberta and the Boris Brott Festival - Ontario.

2000-present

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Neumann, Stefan

(Austria-Hungary 1882?- )

timpani (may have returned to Frankfurt, Germany after Boston) 1910-1922

Newell, Thomas E.

(Ohio 1929- )

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Burton Fine, left and Thomas Newell when they joined the BSO in 1963

third horn (also Houston Symphony about 1959-1963) 1963-1972

Nichols, William C.

(Massachusetts 1828- )

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Nichols in this 1882 collage photograph

tuba, orchestra librarian (also Germania band, Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46) 1881-1891

Nieland, Mischa (Pennsylvania 1911-2000)

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cello (also Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony of Washington DC Assistant Principal cello, Pro Musica String Quartet, Stockbridge String Quartet: Julius Schulman first, William Marshall second, Jerome Lipson viola, Mischa Nieland cello)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute and the Peabody Conservatory.

1943-1988

Nitchman, Jennifer

(Maryland about 1973- )

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flute (also St. Louis Symphony) returned to the Saint Louis Symphony as Second flute after the 2008-2009 BSO season.)

 

Studied at Indiana University for DMus.  Active in music festivals, including the Britt Festival Orchestra (Oregon) and at the Brevard Music Center (North Carolina)

2008-2009

Noack, Sylvain

(Netherlands 1881-1953)

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Assistant Concertmaster - succeeded Richard Czerwonky (also Concertgebouw Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster about 1903-1906, Aix-la-Chapelle Orchestra Concertmaster 1906-1907, Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster in 1920s, also the Boston String Quartet, Sylvain Noack first, Otto Roth second, Emil Férir viola, Alwin Schroeder cello and the Noack String Quartet, Sylvain Noack first, Milton Feher second, Sven Reher viola, Kurt Reher cello)

 

Studied with André Spoor, Concertgebouw Concertmaster, and the Amsterdam Conservatory graduating with Premier prix in 1901.

1908-1919

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Nordstrom, Craig Kyle

(Colorado 1949- )

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bass clarinet (also as a student the Chicago Civic Orchestra and the Colorado Philharmonic. then United States Marine Band, Vancouver Symphony bass clarinet, Cincinnati Symphony bass clarinet)

 

Studied at Northwestern University BMus and Catholic University - Washington MMus while in the Marine Band.  Teaches at the New England Conservatory. Active in music festivals, including the Grand Teton Music Festival (Colorado).

1979-present

Novacek (Nováček), Ottokar Eugen

(Hungary 1866-1900)

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violin (also the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, National Symphony of New York. also in 1899 the Bendix String Quartet: Max Bendix first, Eugene Boegner second, Ottokar Novacek viola, Leo Schulz cello 173)

 

Shown at left with his cellist father Martin Novacek (1834-1906) and his younger brothers Karl and Victor, forming the Novacek Quartet (Ottokar, with violin is seated). In the early 1900s, cardiac disease forced Novacek to cease playing, and he turned to composition, including 'Perpetuum mobile'

1891-1892
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Oft, Toby H.

(Oregon 1976- )

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Principal trombone, and bass trumpet, euphonium (also the Florida West Coast Symphony (Sarasota) Principal trombone about 2002-2004, Buffalo Philharmonic Principal trombone about 2004-2006, the San Diego Symphony Principal trombone 2006-2008. also, a founder of the Boston Symphony Brass Quintet: Thomas Rolfs trumpet, James Sommerville horn, Mike Roylance tuba, Thomas Siders second trumpet, Toby Oft trombone)

 

Studied at Indiana University, BA and Northwestern University MMus 2000. Teaches at the New England Conservatory and Boston University. as well as coaching at the Tanglewood Music Center, active with the New World Symphony - Florida.

visit Toby Oft's excellent BSO trombone website www.tobyoft.com and his recent recordings on NAXOS and Boston Symphony Live

2008-present

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listen to Toby Oft in BSO live performances, such as this 2008 Mahler Symphony no 6

Ohanian, (John) David married to Suzanne Nelsen

(Connecticut 1945- )

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third horn (also a founding member of the Empire Brass, Canadian Brass 1986-1998. also TransAtlantic Horn Quartet 2000–present)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory BMUs. Taught at the New England Conservatory and at Boston University. Active in music festivals, including a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1963, 1964 and 1965.

1970-1981

 

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David Ohanian in 1972

Oliver, Francisco ( -1932) double bass 1925-1932

 

Died during the 1931-1932 season May 9, 1932 of a heart attack.

Oliver, Freeman Adams

(Massachusetts 1860-1932)

violin (also long time Boston violin dealer, and musician in Boston theater orchestras)

 

From about 1885 to 1915, Freeman Oliver was a manufacturer and dealer in violins in Boston, with the violins being crafted by Albert Lind.

1881-1887

Olson, Robert

(Minnesota 1933- )

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double bass (also Minneapolis Symphony, Santa Fe Opera in summers in early 1960s, Kansas City Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

 

Studied at the University of Minnesota.

1967-2003

Ondricek (or Ondříček), Karl J.

(then Austria-Hungary, now Czech 1863-1943)

violin and Concertmaster of the Boston Pops (also replaced Otto Roth in 1899 as second violin of Kneisel Quartet).

 

Studied first with his musician parents Johann Ondricek and Marie Malina Ondricek of the Prague Conservatory 227. Brothers Floris, František and Karl Ondricek were famous Czech violinists. František (1857-1922) gave the premiere of the Dvorak Violin Concerto in 1883. Floris Ondricek (1883- ) established the Master School of Violin in London.

1893-1906

Ono, Konosuke

(Japan 1936- )

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viola (also Japan Philharmonic).

 

Substituted for Robert Karol, viola during the 1966-1967 season.

1966-1967 one season exchange with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Orleans, James

(New Jersey 1952- )

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double bass (also Handel & Haydn Society orchestra 1982, Milwaukee Symphony 1982-1983, active in Collage New Music)

 

Studied at the University of Indiana and Boston Conservatory magna cum laude in 1981. He was a Tanglewood Festival fellow in 1981 and 1982, prior to joining the Boston Symphony in the 1983-1984 season.

1983-present

 

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Orosz, Josef A.

(Ohio 1903-1983)

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In the utility trombone position 1943-1966, then Assistant Principal trombone 1966-1970. Also bass tuba, euphonium, and Principal trombone in the Boston Pops. (as Pops musicians, jokingly said to have played the trombone solo of Bolero more frequently than any player in Boston history.)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory.

1943-1970

Ostling, Elizabeth A.

(New Jersey 1972- )

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Assistant Principal flute 1994-1997, Associate Principal flute 1997-present, acting Principal flute March 1995-2004

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1994.  Premiered the Michael Gandolfi Geppetto's Workshop for Flute and Piano in 1998.

1994-present

Ostrovsky, Fredy

(Bulgaria 1921-2006)

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violin (also Glenn Miller Army Air Corps Band, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, New Hampshire Philharmonic Concertmaster, )

 

Studied at the Vienna Conservatory 1934-1937, Berkshire Music Center 1940.

1952-1993 41 years 8
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Pabst, George E.

(Canada of German parents 1858- )

double bass

 

Studied first with his German musician father Edward Pabst.

1885-1887

Page, Willis Howard

(New York 1918- )

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Assistant Principal double bass 1946-1955, double bass 1940-1943, 1945-1946 (also conductor of Buffalo Philharmonic Pops 1954-1959, Nashville Symphony Music Director 1959-1967)

 

Received a performer's degree in both double bass and tuba at the Eastman School of Music 54

1940-1955

Panasevich, Leo Nicholas

(New York 1921-2007)

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violin (also Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra Concertmaster, National Symphony of Washington DC Concertmaster, founding member of the Cambridge Quartet)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School.

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Panenka, Ernst

(Austria 1905-1990)

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detail of Boston Symphony Orchestra 1947

bassoon (also Vienna Volksoper Orchestra)

 

Studied at the Vienna Music Academy (Konservatorium der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde). He was a long-term teacher at the New England Conservatory. Panenka was also an avid amateur astronomer, constructing several telescopes.

1930-1975

 

(45 seasons !)

 

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from Boston symphony Orchestra charcoal drawings by Gerome Brush: Boston Symphony Archives

Pappoutsakis, James ('Jimmy') husband to harpist Louise Came

(Egypt 1909-1990) moved to Boston as a child

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Pappoutsakis in 1963

Assistant Principal flute 1939-1977, flute 1937-1939

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. Taught at the New England Conservatory and later at Boston University and the Longy School of Music. A heavy smoker, Pappoutsakis died of emphysema in 1979 shortly after retiring from the Boston Symphony

1937-1977

 

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in 1937 on his appointment to the Boston Symphony

Park (Chen), Laura

(about 1963- )

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violin (also Philadelphia Orchestra 1984-1992, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Chicago Lyric Opera)

 

Curtis Institute Class of 1984

1991-1997

Parronchi, Bernard

(New York 1895-1982)

cello (also Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. 1918-1930, Principal cello National Symphony, Washington) 1945-1965

Patterson, Jerome H.

(New York 1943- )

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cello (also New Haven Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Puerto Rico Symphony)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School and the University of Hartford Hartt School of Music.

1967-December, 2007 34

Patz, Gustav A.

(Germany 1836-after 1910)

viola 1881-1887, 1888-1891

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Pauer, Otto H. (England 1884-1941) viola (to NYC and Erno Rapee's Rialto Theater Orchestra, then went to Fox Hollywood studios in 1930s) 1911-1914

Pearce, Andrew

(California 1962- )

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cello

 

Studied at the University of Southern California BMus 1983. Head of the Chamber Music program at the Vancouver Academy of Music - Canada in 1989. Active in summer music festivals, including the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival - Canada and the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming. With Fenwick Smith, Andrew Pearce recorded the Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) works for flute, cello, and piano for NAXOS.

1997-2011

Pechmann, (Franz) Leo (

Germany 1853-after 1900)

oboe (also Sousa Band, later seems to have a career of musical vaudeville acts) 1883-1884

Perret, Gustave

(France 1887-seems to have returned to France)

trumpet 1920-1933

Phair, Joshua Aloysius

(England 1873-after 1930)

horn (went to New York as theater musician) 1905-1913

Pietropaolo, (Placido) Joseph

(Massachusetts 1934- )

viola (also Brandeis Fellowship Quartet)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. As Fulbright scholar, Pietropaolo studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia - Rome 1959.

1960-1999 (39 years)

Pigassou, Georges

(France about 1896- )

bass clarinet (also musician of Société musicale indépendante, Paris for contemporary French music) 1930-1931

Piller, Boaz

(Netherlands 1887-1964)

bassoon 1916-1920, contrabassoon 1920-1952 1916-1952

Pilot, Ann Stevens Hobson

(Pennsylvania 1943- )

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Principal harp 1980-2009, Second harp 1969-1980 (also Pittsburgh Symphony substitute Second harp 1965–1966, National Symphony of Washington DC 1966-1969)

 

Studied piano first with her mother Grace Stevens Smith, switched to harp at the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Philadelphia Musical Academy and the Maine Harp Colony with Alice Chalifoux, continuing at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 1966. see her very interesting website www.annhobsonpilot.com

1969-2009

 

(40 seasons !)

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Pinfield, Carlos Edgar

(Massachusetts 1889-1956) died the year after retiring, October 15, 1956

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1955 left to right: Charles Munch, Paul Fedorovsky, Carlos Pinfield when Fedorovsky and Pinfield were retiring

violin (also a regular conductor of the Boston Pops on tour in 1942)

 

Studied at the Boston Grammar School music program in 1905-1906. The Pinfield Quintet gave the first US performance of the Frank Bridge (teacher of Benjamin Britten) Quintet in D major in 1921 233. His wife Laura Pinfield was a pianist.

1912-1918, 1919-1955

(42 seasons !)

Pinto, Ayrton Ferreira

(Brazil 1933-2009)

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violin, piano, celesta

 

(also Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo 1976-1988)

1959-1976

 

returned to São Paulo, Brazil

Plaster, Richard E.

(North Carolina 1927- )

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contrabassoon (also North Carolina Symphony, US Army Ground Forces Band, Baltimore Symphony, New York Woodwind Quintet)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School MMus.

1952-1992
Pogrebniak, Serge

(then Russia, now Belarus 1884-1964)

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photo: Boston Symphony Archives 1928

horn, in the horn section with George Boettcher Principal horn, Serge Pogrebriak, Cornelis Van Den Berg, Heinrich Lorbeer, Willem Valkenier, Marcel Lannoye, George Blot. (moved to New York City as a freelance musician)

 

Emigrated to the US from Moscow in 1925.

1927-1932

Polatschek, Viktor

(Czech 1889-1948)

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Principal clarinet (also Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic 1912-1930) 1930-1948

 

(died suddenly during Tanglewood Festival season on July 17, 1948)

Polster, Max Gustav

(Germany 1884-1960)

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timpani (assistant to Albert Ritter until the end of 1934-1935, an then to Roman Szulc 1935-1936 until his retirement in 1952.

 

Started as a drummer in his school band. Came to the US and to the Boston Symphony in 1923 during Pierre Monteux's rebuilding of the orchestra following the personnel turnover of the 1920 musician's strike.

1923-1952

Portnoi, Henry

(Massachusetts 1915-1996) 20

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photo: Boston Symphony Archives, photo detail

Principal double bass 1967-1977, double bass 1943-1967 (also double bass with Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra tour of Brazil and Argentina in summer 1940. also Indianapolis Symphony violin, Pittsburgh Symphony violin.) 1943-1977 20

 

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Post, Louis

(Germany 1848-after 1910)

viola 1881-1892, contra-bassoon 1882-1894 (also often played in the Boston Festival summer orchestras organized by George W. Stewart)

 

taught at the New England Conservatory

1881-1894

Poto, Attilio

(Massachusetts 1915-2003) 51

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Attilio Poto (right) with the Boston Symphony.  At left is John Holmes BSO Principal oboe 1947-1950 and in center,  Manuel Valerio, Principal clarinet 1949-1950, Assistant Principal clarinet 1933-1949 and 1950-1960

Second clarinet (also Metropolitan Opera 1939-1940, also conducted many local Boston Orchestras)

 

Although born in Boston lived in Italy in the 1920s 51. As a student, played in the Boston Youth Orchestra and local Boston bands. In 1939, played clarinet in the National Orchestral Association Orchestra, an orchestra musician training training group in New York City, and also was a Principal clarinet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Throughout his career, Poto pursued conducting, including of the Massachusetts State Orchestra and the Boston-based Works Progress Administration Orchestra. He was conductor of the Harvard-Radcliff Orchestra 1950-1955, and conductor of the Concord Orchestra in suburban Boston 1960-1969. Poto taught at the Boston Conservatory 1950-1992.

1948-1950

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Pottle-Ralph_Jr.

(Louisiana 1926- )

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horn

 

Studied first with Ralph Pottle, Sr. who founded the band and headed the music program at Southeastern Louisiana University. He then studied at the Music Academy of the West - California in 1960. Ralph Pottle Jr. returned as Artist In Residence and teacher at Southeastern Louisiana University after the Boston Symphony.

1966-1981

Pourtau, Léon (1872-1898)

photo Portrait by Pourtau's friend Félix Vallotton (1865-1925)

Principal clarinet (also Lyon Opera Principal clarinet about 1893-1894 150)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in the Concour of 1891 or 1892.  Léon Pourteau achieved recognition as a pointillist and impressionistic painter, studying with his friend Georges Seurat (1859-1891).Pourteau died July 4, 1898 in the shipwreck of La Bourgogne, also with Léon Jacquet, Principal flute, Jacquet's wife and child, and with Albert Weiss, Principal oboe on summer holiday from BSO)

1894-1898

Press, Arthur

(New York 1929- )

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percussion (also the Little Orchestra of New York, Radio City Music Hall Principal percussion)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School.

1956-1992

Procter, Carol Ann

(Oklahoma 1942- )

Grew up in Massachusetts

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cello (also exchange during 1969-1970 season with Japan Philharmonic 26. Also the Springfield Symphony - Massachusetts, Cambridge Festival Orchesta, New England Harp Trio, Berkshire String Trio)

 

Studied at the Eastman School and the New England Conservatory class of 1963, MMus 1965.  Granted a Fulbright scholarship to study in Rome, but accepted the Boston Symphony chair instead.

1965-2003

(on sabbatical 1990-1901)

Proctor, Joseph B. (Massachusetts 1860-1932)

violin 1881-1885

Prose, Paul Joseph

(Hungary 1892-1974)

double bass (also a theater musician in New York City in the 1930s)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1921.

1939-1945

Putnam, Wendy

(Wisconsin 1970- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

violin (also New World Symphony, New Orleans Symphony - later renamed the Louisiana Philharmonic about 19911995, also Amerigo Trio. also a founder in 2000 of the Concord Chamber Music Society - Massachusetts)

 

Studied first with her musical parents, and later at Louisiana Statue University BMus and MMus and then at Indiana University MMus.

1996-present
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Raichman, Jacob A.

(Russia 1892-1982)

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Co-Principal trombone (stand partner of Principal trombone Joannès Rochut) 1926-1930, Principal trombone 1930-1955

 

(also Imperial Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, Moscow)

1926-1955

Ranti, Richard

(Canada 1962- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Associate Principal bassoon (also Philadelphia Orchestra 1983-1990, he is founding member of the Walden Chamber Players: Tatiana Dimitriades violin, Irina Muresanu violin, Alexander Velinzon violin, Yehonatan Berick violin, Christof Huebner viola, Ashima Scripp cello, Donald Palma double bass, Marianne Gedigian flute, Laura Ahlbeck oboe, Thomas Martin clarinet, Richard Ranti bassoon, Clark Matthews horn, Jonathan Bass piano)

 

Studied as a student at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Tanglewood Music Center - 1982, and then at the Curtis Institute Class of 1983. He has released his latest bassoon recording on Nonantum Records. He has also recorded for NAXOS. He teaches at the New England Conservatory and Boston University. Active in music festivals, including the Spoleto Festoval - Italy and the Marlboro Festival - Vermont. See Richard Ranti's interesting website http://people.bu.edu/rranti/

1989-present

Rapier, Wayne born Elma Wayne Raper

Texas 1930–2005) 14

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oboe (also US Marine Corps Band, Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Principal oboe about 1956-1960, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal oboe 1960-1965, Boston Symphony oboe 1970-1995, Santa Fe Opera during summers, Trio Concertante with Chicago Symphony Principal flute Donald Peck for 20 years)

 

Studied at the Eastman School, and privately with Marcel Tabuteau in Philadelphia. Like Philip Farkas, Wayne Rapier was an active aircraft pilot, as is Mike Roylance.

1970-1995

 

On sabbatical in 1984

Rateau, René (France 1909- )

flute (following Boston Symphony 1938-1939, l'Orchestre national de la radiodiffusion, Paris during World War 2, Principal flute Minnesota Symphony 1945-1946, Chicago Symphony Principal flute 1946-1951. After Chicago René Rateau seems to have returned to l'Orchestre national de la radiodiffusion as Principal flute)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Primier prix in the 1928 Coucour. At the end of the 1950-1951 season, the new Chicago Music Director Rafael Kubelik replaced three CSO Principals, in what was locally called the 'Saturday night massacre': Ignatius Gennusa, Principal clarinet, Sherman Walt, Principal bassoon, and René Rateau, Principal flute. René Rateau returned to Paris, Iggy Gennusa went on to the Baltimore Symphony, and Sherman Walt went on to his legendary career with the Boston Symphony.

1938-1939

Raykhtsaum, Aza I. (Russia 1950- )

married to Principal cello Jules Eskin

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

violin (also Leningrad Philharmonic, Leningrad Conservatory Orchestra Concertmaster, Houston Symphony)

 

Studied at the Leningrad Conservatory in the class of Yakov Ryabinkov.

1982-present

Reed, Louis (Russia 1896-?1967)

violin (Reed was one of 17 violinists hired for the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musicians strike, but lasted only one season) 1920-1921

Regestein, Ernst C. (Germany 1846-1936)

photo Ernst Regestein in this 1882 composite photograph-drawing

bassoon 1881-1882, 1904-1912

1881-1882, 1904-1912
Reibl, Carl (Czech 1855-after 1905) cello (came to US in October 1885 to join the Boston Symphony. Played cello in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra in 1890 with Victor Herbert, Principal cello, Wulf Fries, second cello, Carl Reibl, third cello, and Alexander Heindl Sr. fourth cello - quite a cello array) 1885-1894
Reinhart, Alfred double bass (active as music teacher in Boston until moved to New York City in 1918) 1888-1892, 1894-1895

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Reiter, Joseph brother of Xavier Reiter

(Germany 1848- )

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horn (also Baltimore Orchestra - precursor of Baltimore Symphony) 1889-1890

Reiter, Xavier F. brother of Joseph Reiter

(Germany 1857-1938)

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Picture of Xavier Reiter (courtesy of Gregg Squires)

horn (also New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera)

 

Xavier Reiter looked somewhat like Buffalo Bill. Milan Yancich wrote of Reiter: '...[Reiter's] transportation was a bicycle. He often wore a tam and a cape training in the wind. He looked like Count Dracula in pursuit of a victim. His horn was slung across his back as he rode across the Boston Commons on his bicycle...' 56

1886-1890
Rennert, Bruno (Germany 1871- ) violin

Remained in Boston as a musician at least until 1916.

1907-1911

Resch, Alfred (Germany 1888-1978)

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horn (also National Symphony of New York) 1913-1918
Resnikoff, Vladimir B. (Russia 1892-1970)

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Resnikoff, left with Dmetri Shostakovich in 1959

violin (also London Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic Concertmaster 1921-1932)

 

Studied at Brussels Conservatoire.  Resnikoff was the founding professor of violin when the Eastman School of Music was opened in September, 1921 57.

1933-1964
Rettberg, August (Germany 1851-after 1936) percussion

Continued to teach at the New England Conservatory until about 1930.

1898-1912, 1920-1922
Rhein, William Alan (Connecticut 1939-1981) Assistant Principal double bass 1966-1975, 1977-1981, Principal double bass 1975-1977

Like his student Edwin Barker, William Rhein studied at Juilliard 1956.

1966-1981

died Jamuary 30, 1981 during season

Ribarsch, Alexander (Austria 1881-1972) violin (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York) 1907-1920 (left following 1920 musicians strike)
Riedlinger, H. violin 1920-1925

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Rietzel, William C.

(Germany 1828-1900)

viola (also player of piccolo and viola and later in 1875-1994 leader of Boston's Germania Band 153, Llttau Switzerland Band, Liegnitz Band - then Germany, now Poland, where he met Benjamin Bilse (1816-1902) and joined his band, the Bilse'sche Kapelle 153)

 

Studied with his musician father who was leader of the Neugersdorf, Saxony, Germany band (near Dresden). Reitzel played mainly the piccolo, but was known as being able to play most instruments (he even taught clarinet and saxophone at the New England Conservatory ! 154). Reitzel joined his father's band in 1840 153. Rietzel came to New York City in 1853 until 1867 playing in bands, mostly piccolo.

1881-1894
Rigg, Alfred

(Canada 1845-1897) born in Québec when his British Army father was posted to Canada.

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either Alfred Rigg or David H. Moore, the two trombones of the first BSO season in this 1882 photo collage (only one of them was included in the collage)

Principal trombone 1881-1886, trombone (most likely was Bass trombone) 1891-1897 (also the Globe Theater orchestra - Boston and the Naval Batallian Band 1891. He also played euphonium in the Boston Globe band 1894 160. From 1877 until at least 1894, Rigg played in the Boston Cadet Band led by John C. Mullaly 161, and during most of its history by J. Thomas Baldwin. Also with the Thomas Baldwin Band of Boston - Baldwin's Band)

 

Rigg may have studied first with his father, Sergeant Alexander Rigg who was a band musician in the British Army. Alfred was born in Québec before relocating back to England where he married in 1866.  He relocated to Boston in 1870.  Alfred Rigg taught trombone, euphonium, and baritone at the New England Conservatory 1881-1888.

1881-1886, 1891-1897

Ringwall, Rudolph Carl

(Massachusetts 1891-1978)

violin (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York, Cleveland Orchestra 1920-1933)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory.

1913-1915, 1918-1920

 

(left following 1920 musician's strike for the Cleveland Orchestra)

Ripley, Robert (Pennsylvania 1922-2005) 15

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cello (also Cleveland Orchestra 1942-1943, 1946-1955, Glenn Miller Air Force Orchestra during World War 2, Boston Symphony 1955-1995)

 

Curtis Institute Class of 1942, Cleveland Institute BM 1951. Also several times Chairman of the BSO Player's Committee, representing the Orchestra.

1955-1995

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Risman, Julius (Massachusetts 1904-1996) violin (also NBC Symphony)

Studied at New England Conservatory with Timothy Adamowski and Richard Bergin

1917-1920, 1925-1926
Rissland, Karl brother of Rudolf Rissland of the Chicago Symphony and New York Symphony

(1872-1960)

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Karl Rissland in 1917, viola of the Mischa Elman String Quartet

violin (also Mischa Elman String Quartet) 1894-1920

 

(may have left with 1920 musician's strike)

Ritter, Albert G.

(Germany 1881-1948)

timpani

According to George Norwood Humphrey 33, Koussevitzky influenced Ritter to resign: '...in 10 years, you haf made only 3 mistake; but 2 of them this season...'. Ritter resigned at end of 1934-1935 season. Albert Ritter died from gas in his apartment June 10, 1948.

1922-1935
Rochut, Joannès

(France 1881-1952)

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Principal trombone 1925-1930 (also Colonne Orchestra, Concerts Koussevitzky - Paris)

 

Sometimes Jacob Raichman is listed as Co-Principal trombone with Rochut. Raichman was stand partner of Joannès Rochut, but sitting in the second chair, with Rochut being Principal during 1926-1930, until Rochut returned to Paris.

Note: see the interesting Douze Duos de J.S. Bach, arrangements by Rochut of Bach Two Part Inventions on Douglas Yeo's website by clicking here

1925-1930

Rohde, W.

viola 1885-1886

Rolfs, Thomas C. Jr.

(Minnesota 1958- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Principal trumpet 2006-present, joined the BSO in fourth chair in 1991, then Assistant Principal trumpet until appointed Principal trumpet in the 2006-2007 season, succeeding Charles Schlueter . (also St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 1986-1991. also, a founder of the Boston Symphony Brass Quintet: Thomas Rolfs trumpet, James Sommerville horn, Mike Roylance tuba, Thomas Siders second trumpet, Toby Oft trombone)

 

Studied at the University of Minnesota BM, 1981 and Northwestern University MM, 1983.

1991-present

Romanul, Victor F.

(1960- )

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Assistant Concertmaster from 1993-1995, violin 1995-present (also Pittsburgh Symphony Associate Concertmaster 1981-1986, active as a soloist in the later 1980s and continuing to present. Romanul was Ars Poetica Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster - Michigan, a group of leading US musicians for 3 years. Early in his career, part of the Romanul Chamber Players: Alexander Romanul, violin, Victor Romanul, violin/viola; Michael Romanul, cello, Myron Romanul, piano - must be a most musical family !)

 

John Williams wrote his Duo concertante for Michael Zaretsky and Victor Romanul (see picture at right).

1993-present

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Victor Romanul, John Williams and Michael Zaretsky at the recording of Duo concertante 2007

Rosé (Rosenbaum), Eduard

(then Austro-Hungary, now Romania 1859-1943)

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Eduard Rosé in 1924

cello (also Rosé Quartet, Königlichen Hofoper - or Royal Court Opera,Budapest before coming to Boston, Weimar Hoftheater 1900-1926, Prinzregententheater - Munich 1904-1914, taught at Weimar State Conservatory 60)

 

Brother of the great violinist Arnold Rosé, Concertmaster Vienna Philharmonic for 50 years.  Founder with brother Arnold of the Rosé String Quartet in 1882, but departed in 1883. Eduard Rosé studied cello at the Vienna Conservatory and took courses with Anton Bruckner (!) 59  Eduard Rosé was married to Mahler's sister, Emma Mahler.  Eduard Rosé died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943.

1891-1900

Rosen, Jerome

(Michigan 1939- )

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violin, keyboard (also American Symphony 1967-1968, Cleveland Orchestra 1959-1967, Detroit Symphony Associate Concertmaster 1970-1971, Boston Pops 1972-1973, Cleveland Piano Trio with James Levine, Lynn Harrell)

 

Curtis Institute Class of 1959, Cleveland Institute of Music BM.  Also studied mathematics at Western Reserve University. Conducting apprentice while in Cleveland with George Szell. Now conducting Independence Sinfonia Orchestra in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.

1972-1999

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Rosen, Sam

(Russia 1894-1964)

violin (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York) 1916-1918

Ross, Wilhelm

oboe 1882-1883

Rotenberg, Sheldon

(Massachusetts 1917- )

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violin (also Boston String Quartet 1948-1952)

 

Last musician selected by Koussevitzky to retire from the Orchestra.

1948-1991 11

 

in 1966-1967 one season exchange with Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Roth, Otto

(Austria 1867-1954)

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violin

 

(also second violin of the Kneisel Quartet 1887–1899, National Symphony Orchestra of New York 58 from 1920)

1887-1920

(left following 1920 musicians strike)

Rowe, Elizabeth D.

(Oregon 1974- )

wife of Glen Cherry

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Principal flute (also Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, New World Symphony, National Symphony of Washington Assistant Principal flute)

 

Elizabeth Rowe gave the US premiere of the Elliott Carter Flute Concerto February, 2010 with the BSO and James Levine. It is said that when she auditioned for the BSO, Elizabeth Rowe competed against 251 other invited candidates !

2004-present

Roy, Dennis C.

(Massachusetts 1967- )

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in his 'bassment' workshop

double bass (also National Symphony of Washington 1990-1993, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony - Massachusetts)

 

New England Conservatory class of 1989.  Dennis Roy is also active in repairing and restoring string double basses in his 'bassment' (www.droysbassment.com).

1993-present

Roylance, Mike W. (Washington, D.C. 1967- )

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tuba and euphonium (also, a founder of the Boston Symphony Brass Quintet: Thomas Rolfs trumpet, James Sommerville horn, Mike Roylance tuba, Thomas Siders second trumpet, Toby Oft trombone)

 

Graduate studies DePaul University, Chicago.  Like Philip Farkas and Wayne Rapier, Mike Roylance is an active aircraft pilot

July, 2003-present

Ruggiero, Matthew J. (became Dr. Ruggiero, earning a Ph.D. following retirement)

(Pennsylvania 1932-2013)

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Assistant Principal bassoon 1974-1989, bassoon 1961-1974 (also National Symphony of Washington Second bassoon 1958-1961)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1957. Active in music festivals, including early in his career at the Marlboro Music Festival - Vermont, where he met his wife Nancy Cirillo. Late in his career, studied English and Italian literature, leading to his Ph.D. from Boston University (where he also taught) in 1989 224.

1961-1989

sabbatical leave 1987-1988

Ryan, Thomas

(England 1827- )

click on this thumbnail to see full picture of the Mendelssohn Quintette Club in 1849 - Ryan fourth from left

viola

(also Mendelssohn Quintette Club, Boston Musical Fund Society, Harvard Orchestral Association, Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra 46.  Also a professional clarinet player)

 

A pioneer in professional US orchestral music, of which there was virtually none before about 1870. Founding member, Mendelssohn Quartette Club, shown at left: August Fries, first violin, Edward Lehman, flute and viola, Wulf Fries cello, Thomas Ryan clarinet and viola, Francis Riha, second violin.

1883-1885
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Sadony, Peter (Germany 1865-1916, died age only 50)

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Principal bassoon (also Regensberg Orchestra - Switzerland, Riga Orchestra - Latvia, at that time part of Russia, Gürzenich Orchestra - Cologne). First, Concertmaster Willy Hess came to Boston from Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra in 1904-1905, then Willy Hess's brother Max Hess, Principal horn in Cologne, and his friend Peter Sadony, bassoon, came to the Boston Symphony in 1905-1906 season.

 

Peter Sadony died unexpectedly on September 19, 1916 following surgery for appendicitis 61, in those pre-antibiotics era.

1905-1916
Sailer, Adolf (or Adolph)

(Switzerland 1860-1895) died after a short illness September 19, 1895 age only 35 62

cello (also Listemann Concert Company, with Bernard Listemann, first Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony 1881-1885, August Stein, double bass, Carl Meisel, viola, and Listemann's brother Fritz Listemann, violin and piano) 1887-1889

Salis, J.

viola 1919-1920

Salkowski, John A. (1937- )

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John Salkowski double bass (left) and Louis Leguia BSO cello in their final Soston Symphony season in 2007

double bass (also New Orleans Philharmonic double bass under conductor Alexander Hilsberg before the Cleveland Orchestra, also Cleveland Orchestra double bass 1962-1966)

 

Studied at the Northwestern University School of Music BMus.

1966-2007 29

Sand, Albert

(then Russia, now Latvia 1879- )

Principal clarinet (also Libau Military Band - Latvia 1901-1906, Dresden Philharmonic clarinet - Germany 1908-1910, Blüthner Orchestra - Germany Principal clarinet 1910-1912, Charlottenberg Opera Principal clarinet 1912-1914, Boston Symphony Principal clarinet 1912-1925, Detroit Symphony Principal clarinet 1926-1928 238. also while in Boston, Principal clarinet of the Longy Club)

 

In 1892, entered the Moscow Conservatory studying with Jacob Sandler Emigrated to the US from Germany to join the Boston Symphony as Principal clarinet in 1914. At the March 29, 1918 concert, Albert Sand performed the Mozart Clarinet concerto in A major K622 in what the program notes indicated was an unpublished "sketch" form 180.

1914-1925

Sanromá, Jesús María 'Chu-chu'

(Puerto Rico 1902-1984)

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piano, keyboard (Sanromá also made a highly successful recording with the Boston Pops under Fiedler; Victor DM-392 of the Franz Liszt Totentanz. John Ball in his book of favorite recordings wrote: "...Sanromá does some phenomenal piano playing..." 189

 

Also, it seems a flute player. According to George Norwood Humphrey, when on tour in Buffalo, Koussevitzky and the orchestra were awaiting their train when in the waiting room, they heard the exotic and haunting bassoon solo that begins Le Sacre du Printemps. However, it was played on a cheap metal flute by that joker Chu-chu Sanromá.

1929-1940

 

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Sant’Ambrogio, John J.

(New Jersey 1932- )

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cello (also US Seventh Army Symphony Principal cello 1956-1958. while in Boston, Principal cello of the Boston Ballet Orchestra. also Saint Louis Symphony Principal cello 1968-2005)

 

Studied at Lebanon Valley College - Pennsylvania BA in Music 1954 and at Ohio State University MMus 1959. Also active in music festivals, including the Casals Festival - Puerto Rico 1969 and 1970 and the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming). Taught at Washington University - Saint Louis and at the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music). His family pursues a musical tradition: daughter Sara Sant'Ambrogio is cello of the Eroica Trio and daughter Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio was Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony.

1959-1968

Sasson, Michel M.

(Egypt 1935- ) born May 18, 1935 187 not May 18, 1945 as claimed in his official biography and in interviews 186

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Michel Sasson in 1966 x-raying his violin bow in a press release. "...Michel Sassoon, a member of the Boston Symphony took his violin bow to Beth Israel Hospital for what he called 'an emergency diagnosis' ...a mark on it...Dr. Lavender said was a scratch, not a fracture..." 188

violin 1959-1980; entered the Boston Symphony at age 24, not "...at age 17, he won a position in the Boston Symphony, the youngest musician ever invited to join the ensemble..." 186 as claimed by his official biography. (also extensive conducting activities, including the Boston Ballet in the early 1970s, also conductor of the Newton Symphony - suburban Boston beginning 1975. Also a Conductor of the La Scala Orchestra concerts in the Milan Opera House during the 1970s. Also Istanbul State Opera Music Director beginning 1994)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix during 1950s, with other now-famous musicians such as Daniel Charles and Ursula Bagdasarjanz.

1959-1980

Sauer, G. F,

viola 1890-1892, 1894-1909

Sautet, Auguste Marie Louis

(1849-seems to have returned to France)

Principal oboe 1887-1890, oboe 1890-1912 (played frequently with the Georges Longy Club)

 

Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165.

1887-1912

Sauvlet, Hubert Adrien Schwedler (Listed as Sauvlet, but born Schwedler)

(Netherlands 1882-1956)

violin (also Gundersen String Quartet: Robert Gundersen first, Hubert Sauvlet second, Charles Van Wynbergen viola, Jacobus Langendoen cello. also the Boston Symphony Quartet consisting of: Arthur Brooke flute, Ludwig Nast cello, Hubert Sauvlet violin, and Theodore Cella harp 181)

 

Born Hubert Adrien Schwedler, and may have adopted the famous musical family name of "Sauvlet" which included flautist Antoine Sauvlet (1818-after 1864), and his brother cellist Hubert Sauvlet (1821-after 1889), and other famous Dutch musicians. However, may have had a Sauvlet father.

1914-1948

Savitzkaya, Lydia V. (Russia 1887-1967)

harp (later taught at Vassar in New York, and then to California) 1924-1925

 

first woman to be a permanent Boston Symphony musician

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Schaefer, Lois E. sister of Winifred Schaefer Winograd (Mayes)

(Washington 1924- )

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Piccolo (also Chicago Symphony Assistant Principal flute 1951-1954, New York City Opera 1955-1965, New York Oratorio Society and New York freelance, RCA Recording Orchestra, Boston Symphony piccolo 1965-1990)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory artists diploma.  Lois Schaefer premiered the Daniel Pinkham (1923- ) Concerto Piccolo in May, 1990 at her farewell concert with the Boston Pops.  She played a wooden Powell piccolo as being softer. 26)

1965-1990 27

Schenkman, Peter Quarles

(New York 1937-2006)

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cello (also as a teen, cello with the Norfolk Symphony and Richmond Symphony. US Army Band 1959-1962 and Casals Festival Orchestra - Puerto Rico. also Boston Opera Company while in Boston. Saint Louis Symphony Principal cello under Eleazer De Carvalho 1965-1967, Toronto Symphony Principal cello 1967-1974. In Toronto, worked for the CBC, including playing in the CBC Toronto String Quartet)

 

Studied with Leonard Rose and Claus Adam.  Curtis Institute Class of 1959. Active in summer festivals, including the Casals Festival - Puerto Rico (Principal cello during several seasons). Taught at the University of Toronto; coached National Youth Orchestra.

1962-1965

Scheurer, Karl C.

(Germany 1885-1982)

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viola (also Gürzenich Orchestra - Cologne, Berlin Philharmonic, Minneapolis Symphony Second Concertmaster 1909-1918 and 1930-1951, Minneapolis Trio consisting of Karl Scheurer violin, Henry J. Williams harp, Carlo Fischer cello)

 

Studied at the Hochschule für ausübende Tonkunst - Berlin

1907-1909

Schindler, Georg

(Germany 1877- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Archives 1928

Second horn, in the horn section with George Boettcher Principal horn, Serge Pogrebriak, Cornelis Van Den Berg, Heinrich Lorbeer, Willem Valkenier, Marcel Lannoye, George Blot.

 

Relocated to Boston from Leipzig, Germany in 1923. Seems to have returned to Europe in the 1930s.

1923-1933

Schlimper, Charles F. W.

(Massachusetts 1856-1919)

viola (also later a music publisher in Boston) 1881-1882

Schlueter, Charles (Illinois 1939- )

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Principal trumpet 1981-2006 (also Kansas City Philharmonic Principal trumpet 1962-1964, Milwaukee Symphony Principal trumpet 1964-1967, Cleveland Orchestra Principal trumpet 1967-1972. Returned to Minnesota as Principal trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra 1972-1981)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School, graduated in 1962. At Juilliard, William Vacchiano became Charles Schlueter's mentor and friend.

1981-2006

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Schmedes, Hakon

violin 1903-1905

Schmeisser, Otto Kurt

(1883-1970)

trumpet (also Detroit Symphony) part of the committee that designed the Martin 'Committee' trumpet with Renold Schilke, Vincent Bach, Elden Benge, and some other trumpet greats 1923-1926
Schmid, K. horn 1907-1909

Schmidt, Ernst

(Germany 1878-about 1945)

violin (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46)

 

Studied in Darmstadt, Germany. When Karl Muck was arrested on March 26, 1918 as an "enemy alien", Ernst Schmidt was selected to become the temporary conductor for the remainder of the BSO season.  Ernst Schmidt was a first violin of the Boston Symphony for four seasons 1914-1918 and he was conductor of the Boston Pops in the 1915 summer Pops season and was also an active composer. Ernst Schmidt conducted the concerts of March 29, April 5 and 6, April 12, 13 and the 1918 Boston Symphony Pension Fund Concert of April 14, April 19 and 20, April 26 and 17, and the final season concerts of May 3 and 4, 1918. Ernst Schmidt left the Boston Symphony at the end of the 1917-1918 season to return to Europe and seems to have been a musician with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in Germany. Read about this Karl Muck incident by clicking on Karl Muck BSO conductor.

1914-1918

Schmidt, Ernst brother of Louis Schmidt, Jr.

cello (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46) 1882-1885

Schmidt, Louis, Jr. brother of Ernst Schmidt

violin 1882-1885

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Schmitz, Chester Brian

(Wisconsin, grew up in Iowa 1940- )

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tuba, contra-bass trombone (also euphonium)

 

Studied at the State University of Iowa graduated about 1962.

1966-September, 2001

 

Chester Schmitz was on sabbatical leave 1989-1990 - Gary Ofenloch substituted. Cheser Schmitz left to join the ministry in Florida

Schneider, Alfred

(Missouri 1927- )

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violin (also Rochester Civic and Philharmonic Orchestras while at Eastman, St. Louis Symphony about 1951-1955, also conducted the Framingham Symphony - Massachusetts, Gabrielli Quartet)

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus, MMus.

1955-1998

(sabbatical leave 1984-1985)

Schneider, Julius

(1854-after 1900)

horn 1885-1893

Schnitzler, Isidore

(Netherlands 1859-1935)

violin (also Mendelssohn Quintet Club 49, Chicago Symphony, Russian Symphony of New York) 1892-1900

Schoewe, Raymond Adolph

(Minnesota 1898-1958)

 

Died of cancer in Vermont age only 59

violin (played in the Boston Symphony while still studying at the New England Conservatory. Also Cincinnati Symphony first violin, later taught at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, conducted the Huntington Symphony - West Virginia about 1941-1951)

 

Studied at Winona State College (Minnesota) and the New England Conservatory graduated June, 1921.

1920-1921

The 1920-1921 season was chaotic after the BSO musicians strike. "R. Schoewe" is listed in 1920-1921 violin section, but he seems only to have played for 1 or 2 months in late 1920.

Schormann, Edward father-in-law of Frederick C. Zahn

(1842-about 1908)

horn

1881-1891

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Schroeder, Alwin

(Germany 1855-1928)

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Principal cello (also Kneisel String Quartet, New York Symphony, Margulies Trio -NYC and the Boston String Quartet)

 

Said to have been self-taught on the cello.

1891-1903, 1910-1912, 1918-1925
Schuchmann, Frank E.

(Massachusetts 1853-after 1920)

violin (also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne)

 

Studied with his German-born father George Schuchmann who was also a musician and with Boston Symphony Concertmaster Bernard Listemann. Brother George Schuchmann (1857- ) was also a violinist, sent to study in Germany; however, since he did not want to be drafted into the German army, George immediately returned to New York City.

1881-1907

Schuecker, Heinrich

(Austria 1867-1913) brother to famed Philadelphia Orchestra harpist Edmund Schuecker (1860-1911) who also died young.

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Heinrich Schuecker in 1890

harp (also Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra harp 1884-1891 under Carl Reinecke (1860-1911) as was his brother Edmund Schuecker 175)

 

Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165. Succeeded by Alfred Holý. Hearing of Heinrich Schuecker's death, Holý asked Karl Muck about the opening, and Muck responded by inviting Holý to join the Boston Symphony.

1886-1913

 

died during the season April 17, 1913, apparently on stage age only 46.

Schulman, Julius

(New York 1915-2000)

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violin (also All-American Youth Orchestra under Stokowski in 1940, also Philadelphia Orchestra violin 1937-1944, Pittsburgh Symphony violin, Metropolitan Opera Assistant Concertmaster, New Orleans Symphony Concertmaster, in Boston the Stockbridge String Quartet: Julius Schulman first, William Marshall second, Jerome Lipson viola, Mischa Nieland cello, later a Hollywood studio recording musician)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1938. Born October 1, 1915, joining the the Philadelphia Orchestra in September, 1937 even prior to graduating from the Curtis Institute, Schulman was age 21 227.

1960-1970

  Stockbridge String Quartet: Julius Schulman first, William Marshall second, Mischa Nieland cello, Jerome Lipson viola photo

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Schulz, Leo cello, also occasional Boston Pops conductor 1897. (also, starting in 1899 the Bendix String Quartet: Max Bendix first, Eugene Boegner second, Ottokar Novacek viola, Leo Schulz cello 173)

 

Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165.

1889-1898
Schumann, Carl horn (also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne) 1881-1912

Schurig, (Wilhelm) Richard

(Germany 1870-1950)

double bass (also Philadelphia Orchestra Principal double bass 1900-1901, double bass 1901-1902 under Fritz Scheel, Los Angeles Philharmonic 1920-1930 under Arthur Rodzinski)

 

Richard Schurig was also a composer, including the opera The Traitor in 1910.

1902-1920

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Sebring, Richard "Gus;"

(Massachusetts 1956- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Associate Principal horn (also Rochester Philharmonic Principal horn)

 

Studied at Indiana University, the University of Washington BMus, the New England Conservatory Class of 1977. He is also the founder of Musketaquid Music celebrating nature and the environment. He was the solo horn in the John Williams film score recording of Saving Private Ryan. Teaches at the New England Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music.

1981-present.

Sedukh, Polina

(Russia 1980- )

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photo: San Francisco Archives

violin (also Atlantic Symphony in suburban Boston 2002-2003, two suburban Boston groups: the Newton Symphony and the Hingham Symphony Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster. also Boston Virtuosi, went to San Francisco Symphony beginning in 2009-present)

 

Studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory, Longy School graduate 2002. In Boston, Sedukh secured a position which had been auditioning for two years. An active marathon runner who has run the Boston Marathon multiple times, and organized a run from Symphony Hall Boston to the Tanglewood Festival site.

2004-2009

Seeber, Todd M.

(Washington 1965- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

double bass (Buffalo Philharmonic 1986-1988, Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra)

 

Boston University School of Music graduate in 1985. An active marathon runner who has run the Boston Marathon multiple times, and organized a run from Symphony Hall Boston to the Tanglewood Festival site in 2009.

May 1988-present

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Seigel, Harvey (Canada )

husband of Martha Babcock

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violin (also National Symphony of Washington DC 1949-1951, Detroit Symphony under Paul Paray 1951 to 1960, freelance musician in Toronto 1960-1968, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal 1968-1971, St. Louis Sinfonietta, Fine Arts Trio of New England, Mischakoff String Quartet 1954 4)

 

studied with the great Concertmaster Mischa Mischakoff while in Detroit. Graduate of the Juilliard School.

1971-1997

 

on sabbatical leave 1993-1994

Seiniger, Samuel

(1892- )

violin 1912-1943

Selmer, Alexandre Gabriel

(France 1864-1941)

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clarinet (also Georges Longy Club, New York Philharmonic Principal clarinet 1909-1911, Cincinnati Symphony. Long-time clarinet manufacturer and clarinet teacher)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, where his teacher was Cyrille Rose (1830-1903). Premier prix at the Conservatoire in about 1885. Following the Conservatoire, Alexandre emigrated to the US in 1885, and began manufacture of Alexandre clarinets. He started the Selmer Company in 1904 and also began the importation of brother Henri Selmer manufactured instruments into the US. In 1910, Alexandre went back to France to help Henri in the manufacture of instruments.

1898-1901

Senia, T. B.

percussion 1904-1915

Seydel, Theodor C.

(Germany 1867- )

double bass 1894-1927

Shames, Jennie S.

(Massachusetts 1957- )

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violin (also Opera Company of Boston)

 

Studied at Harvard University BA 1979.

November, 1980-present

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Shapiro, Harry

(Massachusetts 1914- )

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Second horn 1937-1944, 1945-1975 personnel manager (during World War 2, played in the Army Air Corps Band, Virginia)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. Harry Shapiro, as BSO personnel manager, knowing most Boston area orchestra musicians, selected the musicians for Sarah Caldwell's Boston Opera Group. 1975-1992. He also taught at Boston University.

1937-1944, 1945-1975

Sheena, Robert A.

(California 1961- )

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English horn (also Hong Kong Philharmonic Assistant Principal oboe and English horn 1987-1991, San Antonio Symphony Assistant Principal oboe and English horn 1991-1994, freelance oboist in Chicago and extra player with the Chicago Symphony 1985-1987 when the great CSO section included Ray Still, Richard Kanter, Michael Henoch, and Grover Schiltz)

 

Studied at the University of California - Berkeley BMus 1983 and Northwestern University School of Music MMus 1984. Active teaching schedule at Boston University, Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music at Bard College, New England Conservatory Preparatory, as well as Tanglewood: Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Tanglewood Music Center.

1994-present

 

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Robert Sheena with fellow oboe Ana-Sofia Campesino and his teacher and colleague the great Ray Still in 2013

Sher, Richard

(1948- )

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cello (also St. Louis Symphony) 1966-1967

Shermont, Roger born Roger Isaac Schermanski son-in-law of Jacob Raichman

(France 1922- )

violin (also French Radio orchestra) 1950-1979

Shiragami, Sae

(Japan 1970- )

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violin (also Houston Symphony Principal Second violin 1998-1999, went to Cleveland Orchestra in 2001-2002 season)

 

Studied at the San Francisco Conservatory BM 1993 and Cleveland Institute MM 1996. Active in chamber concerts and community programs; organized two concerts for the benefit of the tsunami victims of the Miyagi prefecture of Japan.

1999-2001

Shirley (originally Paul Johannes Schwerley), Paul John

(then Prussia, now Russia 1886-1984)

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viola

 

Paul Shirley was interested in early music and played and gave instruction on the viola d'amore.

1912-1929

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Shuebruk, Richard

(England 1854-1933)

trumpet 1885-1886, Principal trumpet 1886-1887. Born in Bristol, England, Richard Shuebruk is perhaps remembered in New York as a trumpet and trombone teacher, publishing a series of Toung Trainers excercises.

1885-1887

Siders, Thomas

(Illinois 1985- )

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Assistant Principal/Third trumpet (also New World Symphony 2009-until Boston)

 

Studied at the University of Texas - Austin BM 2007, and the Shepherd School of Music - Rice University MM 2009.

January, 2010-present

Sidow, Paul A.

(Germany 1882- )

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Paul Sidow, with horn Heinrich Lorbeer in front. photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

tuba (alternated as tuba with Eugène Adam who had primarily played as Assistant Principal trombone. Adam played tuba more and more in late 1920s and early 1930s, until he completely took over the tuba responsibilities upon the departure of Sidow at the end of the 1932-1933 season)

 

Emigrated from Lübeck, Germany in 1923 to join the Boston Symphony. Sidow's training and early career is (so far) not well documented. Paul Sidow and wife Anna may have returned to Germany after the BSO.

1923-1933

Siegl, F.

violin 1920-1927

Silberman, Herman William

(Massachusetts 1906-1988)

violin (also WOR radio orchestra, New York, Stradivarius Quartet) 1945-1971

Silberstein, Jascha

(then Stettin, Germany, now Poland 1934-2008)

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cello (also Nurnberg orchestra and Munich Radio Orchestra Principal cello. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal cello 1966-1996)

 

Silberstein in 1962 moved to the U.S. to teach at the University of Texas

1964-1966

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Silverstein, Joseph

(Michigan 1932- )

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Joseph Silverstein with Seiji Ozawa in China during 1979 BSO tour

Concertmaster 1962-1984, violin 1955-1962 (also Houston Symphony 1950-1953, Philadelphia Orchestra 1953-1954, Concertmaster, Assistant conductor Denver Symphony 1954-1955, Boston Symphony 1955-1956 taking the last chair of the second violins, Concertmaster 1962-1984. Assistant Conductor of the BSO beginning in 1971. Helped found the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in 1962 and served as its Music Director until 1983. Conductor Utah Symphony 1983-1998.

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute 1946-1950, but was expelled from the Curtis Institute in 1950, at age 17. He later said "I was too distracted by girls and baseball  4. During his career with Boston and Philadelphia, Silverstein made many great recordings; one of his best is with the Boston Chamber Players of Dvorak and Smetana (see right)

1955-1984

 

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Simpson, Henry D.

(Massachusetts 1837- )

timpani (was a drummer in a Civil War bands)

 

On faculty New England Conservatory 1881.

1881-1898

Singer, (Edward) Joseph also a cousin of Arnold Jacobs

(1909-1978)

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seventh horn in 1933, then third horn and alternate first horn (also New York Philharmonic Principal horn and Associate Principal 1943-1974)

 

He studied violin at age 6, changing to viola at age 15. Singer began his musical career as a viola player with the Detroit Symphony 1927-1933. Taught at the New York College of Music, the Mannes College of Music, and then at the Juilliard School in the 1970s.

1933-1943

Sird, Raymond Henry

(Massachusetts 1926-2008)

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violin (also Cleveland Orchestra 1952-1955, New Orleans Symphony 1955-1960, Gabrieli String Quartet)

 

Studied at the New School of Music - Philadelphia.

1960-1977

Small, Roland R. (Ohio 1934- )

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bassoon (also Dallas Symphony, National Symphony of Washington DC, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo 1964-1965, Portland Symphony - Oregon 1965-1967, 1967-1975 Vancouver Symphony)

 

Studied at Indiana University.

1975-1999

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Smalley, Ralph Springer (Massachusetts 1878-after 1943) cello (also taught cello at Wellesley College in 1917-1918)

 

Later, in 1920s performed in vaudeville in Boston and New York City playing cello selections on the same bill as dog acts and the 'Irish Queen of Song' - a musician's life can be hard.

1903-1904, 1906-1912

Smedvig, Rolf

(Washington 1952- )

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Principal trumpet 1979-1981, Assistant Principal trumpet 1971-1979 In 1971-1972 season, at age 19 Rolf Smedvig appointed Assistant P rincipal trumpet of the Boston Symphony by Seiji Ozawa.

Boston University School of Music.  Founding member of the Empire Brass Quintet. Also conductor of Williamsport (Pennsylvania) Symphony 1982-1992, Honolulu Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Seattle), guest conductor Tohnhalle Orchestra - Zurich.

1971-1981
Smirnoff, Joel (New York 1950- )

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violin (also Chicago Ballet Company Concertmaster, founding member of the Chicago Ensemble, Orchestra of Illinois Concertmaster, Collage New Music, Juilliard String Quartet second violin 1986-1997, then first violin 1997-present)

 

Studied at University of Chicago (history), the Juilliard School BMus, MMus 1977. Chair of the Violin Department of the Juilliard School 1993-present. President of the Cleveland Institute of Music 2008-present. Father Zelly Smirnoff played with Toscanini's NBC Symphony, and was New York sessions violinist.

1980-1986
Smirnova, Tamara

(Russia 1958- )

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Associate Concertmaster, Boston Pops Concertmaster, violin (also Zagreb Philharmonic Concertmaster, also the current Boston String Quartet: Tamara Smirnova first, Alexander Velizon second, Rebecca Gitter viola, Mihail Jojatu cello)

 

Studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory - Moscow graduating 1981, Bronze Medal 1985 Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels). Also a regular performer at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival - Croatia.

1989-present

Smith, Charles J.

(New Jersey 1919-2008) 21

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percussion (also Broadway shows, including 600 performances of Porgy and Bess)

 

Studied at the Juilliard School. Hired by Serge Koussevitzky directly from Smith's Broadway musicals career in 1943.

1943-1990 35

Smith, J. Fenwick (Massachusetts 1949- )

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Assistant Principal flute (also Boston Musica Viva, New England Woodwind Quintet, programming interesting contemporary compositions, including flute concerti by Lukas Foss, John Harbison and Christopher Rouse.

 

Studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus 1972, and in Berlin. Also worked on making flutes with Powell and with William S. Haynes Company. See Fenwick Smith's interesting website www.fenwicksmith.com

1978-August, 2006

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Smith, (Kilton) Vinal

(Maine 1909-1987)

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Assistant Principal trombone 1936-1943, then like Eugène Adam, switched to tuba 1946-1966 (also US Navy Band 1943-1945)

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. Born in Vinalhaven, Maine, where Rufus Arey, Principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra was also born. Vinal Smith is said to have played an Ed. Kruspe F tuba.

1936-1943, 1946-1966

Snider, Jason

(Arkansas about 1981- )

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Fourth horn (also Lyric Opera - Chicago Second horn, San Antonio Symphony Associate Principal horn, Civic Orchestra of Chicago trining orchestra while at Northwestern)

 

Studied at Northwestern University BMus with honors, Shepherd School of Music - Rice University MMus. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Grant Park Music Festival - Chicago, the Grand Teton Music Festival - Wyoming, and the Pacific Music Festival - Japan.

March, 2007-present
Snow, Albert Williams

(Massachusetts 1878-1939)

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organ (also long-time organist at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in central Boston, and organ teacher at the New England Conservatory)

 

Had a second career arranging classical music and then making transcription rolls for Skinner organs (like a player piano). Died during the 1938-1939 BSO season January 6, 1939, age 60.

1918-1939

Sokoloff, Nikolai

(Kiev, then in Russia, now Ukraine 1886-1965)

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Nikolai_Sokoloff in 1907

violin (also Kiev Municipal Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra - Manchester, England, San Francisco 'People's Philharmonic Orchestra', first Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra 1918-1933 , Administrator of the Federal Music Project, employer of musicians during depression 1935-1939, Seattle Symphony Music Director 1938-1941, founder of the La Jolla Musical Arts Society Orchestra and Director 1941-1962)

 

Studied with his father Gregory Sokoloff, conductor of the Kiev Municipal Orchestra, and after emigrating to the US studied with teachers from Yale University 1901-1902, and in France 1911-1913.

1904-1907

Sommerville, James

(Canada 1962- )

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Principal horn (also Symphony Nova Scotia - Halifax Principal horn, Canadian Opera Company - Toronto Principal horn 1985-1986, and à l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Associate Principal horn 1986-January 1998. Music Director Hamilton Philharmonic. also, a founder of the Boston Symphony Brass Quintet: Thomas Rolfs trumpet, James Sommerville horn, Mike Roylance tuba, Thomas Siders second trumpet, Toby Oft trombone)

 

Studied at the University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario, University of Toronto. Widely recorded, including his CD Chamber Music for Horn with music of Schumann, Gounod and Reinecke on Marquis Classics (see right)

January 1998-present

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Sordillo, Fortunato F.

(Italy 1885-1952)

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Principal trombone 1918-1920 (also Perkins Concert Band, Arthur Pryor Band, Sousa Band, Castle Square Opera Company of Boston circa 1915 organized by Colonel Savage to present low-priced popular opera productions, and the Boston Opera Company, music teacher in Boston public schools in 1940s)

 

Doug Yeo, Bass Trombone of the Boston Symphony and trombone scholar discovered the Fortunato Sordillo trombone method book Art of Jazzing for the Trombone, cover shown at left with photo of Fortunato Sordillo in his Sousa Band uniform. The Sousa site lists Sordillo 1912-1914 with Sousa Bank, but his Sousa band cap seems to be early 1920s.

1918-1920

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Speyer, Louis Marius

(France 1890-1980)

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English horn 1919-1964, oboe 1919-1924 (began under Rabaud during the 1918-1919 season 44. Also, the Boston Symphony Ensemble, a chamber symphony for summer concerts with Julius Theodorowicz, Georges Miquelle, and others, conducted by Daniel Kuntz 69.

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he gained his second Accessit in 1909, his first Accessit in 1910 and then his Premier prix in the 1911 Concour. Speyer to US as part of a French good-will tour of the Garde Republicaine Band, summer 1918, as did Georges Miquelle.

Spring of 1919-1964

Spoor, Simon Hendrik

(Netherlands 1868-1953)

viola, violin (also Philadelphia Orchestra 1919-1920)

 

Studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory

1911-1919

Sprunt, C.

violin 1900-1904
Staats, Charles L.

(New Jersey 1861-after 1930)

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bass clarinet for one season. It seems that the Boston Symphony did not have another full-time bass clarinet from its inception in 1881 until 0tto Fritzsche was appointed in 1901-1902. (also organized the Bostonia Sextette Club - see him in upper right of the picture, at left. also Boston Instrumental Club: Daniel Kunze violin, Frank Schuchmann violin, Edward Marble viola, Rudolf Nagel cello, Emil Golde double bass, Friedrich Mueller oboe, G. B. Van Hantvoord flute, Charles Staats clarinet, Pierre Mueller trumpet, Carl Schumann horn, Heinrich Lorbeer horn, directed by Walter Swornsbourne)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatory, where his teachers were Cyrille Rose (1830-1903), who also taught Alexandre Selmer, and bass clarinetist Louis-Albert Bretonneau (1856- ).

1896-1897

Stagliano, James (nephew of Albert Stagliano)

(Italy 1912-1987)

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Co-Principal horn 1947-1950, Principal horn 1950-1973 (also Detroit Symphony 1930-1934, St. Louis Symphony Principal horn 1934-1936, Los Angeles Philharmonic horn 1936-1944, Cleveland Orchestra 1945-1946, Boston Symphony 1947-1973, where he was Co-Principal horn with Willem Valkenier 1947-1950. In California, also a Hollywood studio musician, particularly with 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers including Gone With the Wind. With Sarah Caldwell, Stagliano was active with the Opera Company of Boston)

 

Studied with his uncle Albert Stagliano, Principal horn of the Detroit Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra. In Boston, Stagliano helped found Boston Records for which he and Boston Symphony colleagues recorded a number of innovative works including Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

1947-1973

Stanislaus, Henry Horatio

(England 1882-1937)

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Henry Stanislaus and his wife Gladys and daughters Daphne and Virginia 1924

oboe (seems to have emigrated to Boston in summer 1914 to join the Boston Symphony under Karl Muck)

 

Died in Brookline during the 1937-1938 season on December 6, 1937 age only 55. From a family of musicians, his grandparents said to have been orchestra players in the court of Queen Victoria 72

1914-1938

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Stein, August double bass (came to Boston with the Saxonia Orchestra about 1850 49, also Listemann Concert Company, with Bernard Listemann, first Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony 1881-1885, Adolf Sailer, cello, Carl Meisel, viola, and and Listemann's brother Fritz Listemann, violin and piano) 1881-1885, 1887-1888
Steinke, Bruno

(Germany 1884-1947)

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cello (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York, also Philadelphia Orchestra 1919-1920, New York Civic Orchestra in the 1930s, Principal cello Richmond Symphony - Virginia 1934)

 

Emigrated to the US in 1912. Steinke also recorded cello works for the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey in 1917.

1912-1918
Steinmann, H. double bass 1881-1882

Sternburg, Simon

(Massachusetts 1889-1967)

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percussion (also played in the orchestra of the Gem Theater in Boston at the time of World War 1)

 

Dr. Edmund Bowles, the music scholar adds that "...Simon Sternburg was a graduate in chemical engineering from Boston University, developed a widely used lubricating oil for brass (valve) instruments and was owner of the Rayburn Music Company adjacent to Symphony Hall..."

1922-1952

Stewart, George W.

(New York 1851-1940)

 

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bass trombone

(In 1889 with Emil Mollenhauer 55, George W. Stewart organized the Boston Festival Orchestra, with some musicians from the former Boston Germania Orchestra 56, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and others. The Boston Festival Orchestra varied in size according to the occasion, and performed primarily summer festivals, such as the popular May Festivals in the 1890s and 1900s.  George W. Stewart was both organizer and sometime musician in these festivals, and Mollenhauer was conductor and sometimes Concertmaster.  After leaving the Boston Symphony, George W. Stewart was active in organizing a number of musical events, beyond summer festivals.  Stewart was musical organizer of the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, organized concerts in England, and was musical organizer during 1914-1915 of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition - San Francisco.  He also satisfied the popular demand for bands of that era by organizing the Stewart Boston Concert Band)

1881-1891
Stiévenard, Émile Henri

(France 1871- )

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bass clarinet - came to US as part of a French good-will tour of the Garde républicaine Band in the summer of 1918. One of four musicians hired into the BSO in the 1918-1919 season: Louis Speyer English horn, Georges Laurent flute, and Georges Mager trumpet, and Émile Stiévenard. (also payed in the Opéra-comique orchestra, Paris bass clarinet, and the Concerts Lamoureux, Paris)

 

Clarinet Premier prix of the Paris Conservatoire 206. Stiévenard taught at Vincent d'Indy's La Schola Cantorum, Paris prior to the Boston Symphony 206.  Stiévenard is remembered today mainly for his transcriptions of baroque music for chamber instruments, including clarinet and for his study exercises for clarinet.

1918-1919

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Stockbridge, Arthur Beauvais father of Carl Stockbridge

(Massachusetts 1851-before 1911)

cello 1881-1883
Stockbridge, Carl Wales son of Arthur Stockbridge

(Massachusetts 1884-1942)

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cello (also chamber group The Aeolians: George Madsen, flute, Minot Beale, violin, Carl Stockbridge, cello, Nellie Zimmer, harp. The Aeolians also recorded for Victor in the 1930s)

 

Studied with his father, Arthur Stockbridge, cello of the Boston Symphony in its first two seasons 1881-1883, and also at the Lowell School.

1918-1942

 

died during the 1942-1943 season December 12, 1942 age only 58

Stokking, William Jr. (New Jersey 1933- )

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cello (also Cleveland Orchestra 1958-1960 and Cleveland Principal cello 1971-1972, Philadelphia Orchestra cello 1960-1966, Principal cello 1973-2005, following retirement, Princeton Chamber Symphony in 2000s)

 

Dutch-born father, William Stokking Sr. was a professional violinist, his son his first musical instruction. Studied at the Curtis Institute, graduating in the Class of 1949.

1968-1971

Stolz, Ewald

(Germany 1849-1908) died in New York City age 59

trombone - seems to have been Principal trombone for one season while Carl Hampe was not playing with the Boston Symphony (Stolz also in the 1890s with Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston 210 and in 1888, the orchestra of the 1888 Cincinnati Centennial Exposition 211. also the Amphion Musical Society, Brooklyn in 1889 and 1890. also in Summer 1895, played in the Seidl Society Orchestra under Anton Seidl 212, also played in the Theodore Thomas touring orchestra in the early 1880s, also Franz Kaltenborn Orchestra, New York in 1899, also in 1905, played in the Charles Dierke Band which toured Oregon and California 213)

 

Emigrated to New York City in 1881. As a composer, wrote band and orchestra music for trombone, including Maude Waltz. Primarily a musician in New York City in the 1885 to 1908.

1891-1892
Stonestreet, Lloyd A. (Massachusetts 1896-1966)

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violin 1920-1963 17

Stovall, John

(Wyoming 1958- )

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double bass (as a student, played in the Wyoming All-State Orchestra. Also between 1983-1988, he was a freelance musician in the Boston area, followed by the Houston Symphony, the New Orleans Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony)

 

Studied at the University of Texas in 1978 and then transferred to the New England Conservatory BMus class of 1983. Also active in summer music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center in 1981 and 1982, the Grand Teton Festival - Wyoming, the Aspen Music Festivals - Colorado, and the Congress of Strings - Washington.

1988-present

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Strasser, Emil

(then Germany, now France 1879-after 1943)

clarinet (also Worchester Festival 1893)

 

Appointed to the New England Conservatory in 1896 165. Also a manufacturer and repairman of clarinets in Boston.

1881-1888

Strauss, Henry

(Massachusetts 1836 ? )

violin 1881-1882, viola 1884-1887

 

Taught violin in Boston in the 1870s and 1880s

1881-1882, 1884-1887

Strube, Gustav

(then Saxony, now Germany 1867-1953)

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Gustav Strube in 1913

violin (also sometime Boston Pops conductor 1900-1910 and a regular conductor of summer festival orchestras, including the Worchester Music Festival 1909-1914 and the Brockton Music Festival 1897-1900. The Boston Globe April 26, 1903: "...After five years of most satisfactory and gratifying service by Messrs Max Zach and Gustav Strube as joint conductors [of the Boston Pops] the management has decided to make a change. Mr. T. Adamowski, who nine years ago in old Music hall conducted during the most successful season ever known in the 17 years of the 'Pops' has been selected to again wield the baton..." 185)

 

Emigrated to the US from the Hartz Mountain area of Saxony, Germany in 1890. After the BSO, in 1916 moved to Baltimore to teach at the Peabody Conservatory, and to conduct the newly formed Baltimore Symphony 1916-1930.  In Baltimore, he also lived with his daughter and physician son-in-law, where he died age 85.

1890-1913

Stumpf, Karl

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bass clarinet 1907-1918

Suck, August P. F.

(1837-1921) brother of Daniel Henry Suck

cello (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46) 1881-1885

Suck, (Daniel) Henry

(1839-1915) brother of August Suck

violin - third chair of first violins (also Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra 46) 1881-1882
  The Suck brothers shown as instructors at the New England Conservatory, Boston in 1869.  Other early BSO musicians then at the New England Conservatory included Wulf Fries cello, Dr. Antonio DeRibas oboe, Paul Eltz bassoon, and Julius Eichler violin in 1869.

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Sulzen, H, violin 1913-1918

Svecenski, Louis

(Croatia 1862-1926)

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Principal viola (also Kneisel String Quartet)

1885-1903

Svoboda, Richard

(Nebraska 1956- )

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Principal bassoon (also Jacksonville Symphony Principal bassoon about 1979-1989)

 

Studied at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, BMusEd with distinction in 1978 112. Performed John William's bassoon work Five Sacred Trees, and gave the 2007 premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Concerto for Bassoon. Beginning 2011, Richard Svoboda is the Chair of Woodwinds at the New England Conservatory.

1989-present

Swornsbourne, Walter Wakefield

(England 1865-1936)

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violin - began at the Boston Symphony at age 17. (also International Symphony Club with Nikolai Sokoloff violin, Walter Swornsbourne violin, A. S. Martin violin, George Bareither double bass, Eric Loeffler, cello, Augustus Battles flute.

 

After 24 seasons with the Boston Symphony, returned to England, probably prior to World War 1, where he died December 16, 1936.

1882-1908

Szulc, Roman Joseph (1894-1965)

timpani

1935-1956

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Tak, Eduard (or Edward or Édouard)

(Netherlands 1881-1943)

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  Tak in 1921

violin (played in a surprising number of US orchestras: Chicago Symphony first violin 1903-1905, Philadelphia Orchestra violin 1905-1906, New York Symphony 1906-1907. After New York, Eduard Tak concertized in Europe. Emil Paur heard Eduard Tak in Berlin 159 and engaged Tak as Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster 1908-1909. Then the New York Symphony again 1910-1911, San Francisco Symphony Concertmaster 1911-1912, Boston Symphony violin 1912-1919, New York Philharmonic violin 1921-1931)

 

Studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Berlin Akademische Hochschule für Musik. Became a US national in 1921, but seems to have returned to Europe in the late 1930s and died in Germany on December 28, 1943.

1912-1919

Tapley, Rolland Sylvester

(Massachusetts 1901-1986) 27

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violin (also the first saxophone of the BSO, Chardon Quartet, also Tanglewood Quartet 1948-1970: Rolland Tapley first, Stanley Benson second, George Humphrey viola, Karl Zeise cello) Tapley was one of 17 violinists hired for the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musicians strike. 1920-1979 (age 77 !) 27
Tartas, Morris Mozes Philip (1888-1983) viola (also Philadelphia Orchestra 1919-1920, National Symphony Orchestra of New York) 1918-1919
Taubert, Otto violin (also in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra) 1885-1894

Theodorowicz, Julius (1877-1964)

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Assistant Concertmaster 1919-1946, violin 1898-1903, 1907-1919 (also second violin of the Kneisel Quartet 1902-1907, Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Ensemble, a chamber symphony for summer concerts 69) 1898-1903, 1907-1946

Thillois, (Camille) Fernand

(France 1889-1938)

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Principal of Second violins. Came with brother Simon to US as part of a French good-will tour of the Garde Republicaine Band, summer 1918. 1918-1928

Thomae, Andrew (Andreas)

(Germany 1856-1931)

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tuba - succeeded Stanley Mackey as Philadelphia Orchestra tuba and Emil Golde as Boston Symphony tuba (also New York Philharmonic tuba 1891-1895, Boston Symphony tuba 1898-1900, Philadelphia Orchestra tuba 1915-1921)

 

Emigrated to the USA in 1887.

1898-1900

Thompson, Harold 'Tommy'

(1914-1968)

percussion 1952-1968

 

Died during the 1967-1968 season in an automobile accident on February 5, 1968.

Thorstenberg, (John) Laurence

(Utah 1925- )

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oboe and English horn 1954-1956, English horn 1956-1964 (also US Army Field Band, Utah Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Symphony oboe and English horn 1954-1964, Boston Symphony English horn 1964-1993)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1951 - one of the last students of Marcel Tabuteau. After the Boston Symphony, retired to California.

1964-1993

(sabbatical leave 1988-1989)

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Marcel Tabuteau (right) with oboe students (l to r) Louis Rosenblatt (Philadelphia), Laurence Thorstenberg (Chicago and Boston), Laila Storch (Tabuteau biographer), John Mack (Cleveland)

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Tischer-Zeitz, Hermann

(1860-after 1907)

violin

1885-1891, 1892-1913

Tortellier, Paul

(France 1914-1990)

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cello (also Monte-Carlo Orchestra Principal cello 1935-1937 prior to joining the Boston Symphony and then pursuing a solo cello career in the USA during World War 2. returned to Paris with l'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 1946-1947. Prades Festival Orchestra Principal cello in 1950)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Louis Feuillard (1872-1941) and (former BSO Principal cello) Gérard Hekking, gaining his Premier prix in 1930. Taught at the Paris Conservatoire 1956-1969, the music school in Essen, Germany 19691975 and the Nice Conservatoire 1978-1980.

1937-1940

Tower, Reuben E.

(Massachusetts 1847-1911)

viola (a music teacher in Chelsea, Massachusetts during most of his career)

1881-1883

Trampler, Walter Hans

(Germany 1915-1997)

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Trampler with his usual instrument - the viola

violin (also Berlin Radio Orchestra, City Center Opera Orchestra, New Music Quartet - New York, and a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, later joined the Yale Quartet: Broadus Erle first, Syoko Aki second, Walter Trampler viola, Aldo Parisot cello)

 

Studied first with his violinist father and followed the career of a child prodigy, touring northern Europe. Studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Munich from about 1931-1934. Emigrated to the USA in 1939. Taught at the Juilliard School and at the Yale University School of Music.

1942-1943
Traupe, W. viola, violin 1901-1905, 1905-1920 (left following 1920 musician's strike)
Trautmann, C. violin

1881-1884

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Urack, 0tto

(Germany 1884-after 1940s)

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Otto Urack in 1914: detail of BSO photo Boston Symphony Archives

Co-Principal cello with Heinrich Warnke and an assistant conductor to Karl Muck (also while in Boston, Otto Urack was conductor of the Boston Pops concerts with André Maquarre 1912-1914.  Returning to Germany, Otto Urack was a staff conductor at the Royal Court Opera, Berlin prior to World War 1, and following the war with the re-named Berlin State Opera 167 into the 1920s, serving with Leo Blech (1871-1958) and Fritz Steidry (1883-1968). He also conducted Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, and was conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden in 1930s.

 

As well as his later conducting in Europe, while in Boston, Otto Urack was conductor of the Boston Pops concerts with André Maquarre 1912-1914.

1912-1914

Uritsky, Vyacheslav (Russia, now Ukraine 1936- )

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Violin 1975-1979, Assistant Principal Second Violin 1979-present (also Moscow Philharmonic 1960-1974, Moscow Philharmonic Soloist Ensemble)

 

Studied at the Odessa State Conservatory.

1975-present

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Valerio, Manuel C. (1905-1982)

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Principal clarinet 1949-1950, Assistant Principal clarinet 1933-1949, 1950-1960

1933-1960

Valkenier, Willem Adriaan

(Netherlands 1887-1986)

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Principal horn 1937-1945, Co-Principal 1945-1950, horn 1923-1937 (also Groningen Symphony - Netherlands Third horn, Collegium Musicum - Winterthur, Switzerland First horn. Breslau Opera - Silesia, later part of Poland 108, Royal Court Opera, Berlin ('Königliche Hofoper' , renamed 'Staatsoper unter den Linden') beginning 1914 to about 1923.

 

Studied with Adolph Preus, a Czech born hornist who had settled in Rotterdam 108. This connection with Preus was important in Willem Valkenier's decision to adopt the double horn, since Preus had already worked with the horn manufacturer C F Schmidt 107.

1923-1950

Van Den Berg, Cornelis (or Cornelius)

(Netherlands 1881- )

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Third horn, in the horn section with George Boettcher Principal horn, Serge Pogrebriak, Cornelis Van Den Berg, Heinrich Lorbeer, Willem Valkenier, Marcel Lannoye, George Blot. 1919-1932

 

(succeeded Ernest Hübner)

Van Den Berg, W.

harp 1920-1921

Vannini, Augusto

(1869-1932)

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Principal clarinet 1903-1904, clarinet 1904-1926 (also directed the Boston Symphony Ensemble in the early 1920s and Boston University Orchestra) 1903-1926

Van Raalte, Albert Joseph

(England of Dutch parents 1858- ) seems to have returned to London

violin (also Worcester Festival 1874) 1881-1882

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Van Veen, Hendrik J.

(1890-1971)

viola (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York, then to Hollywood studios in 1930s)

1914-1920

 

(left following the 1920 musician's strike)

Van Wynbergen, Charles Samuel Lion

(Netherlands 1886-1970)

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viola (also Gundersen String Quartet: Robert Gundersen first, Hubert Sauvlet second, Charles Van Wynbergen viola, Jacobus Langendoen cello) 1910-1951 (41 seasons!)

Velinzon, Alexander

(Russia 1973- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Concertmaster 2005-present, violin 2000-2005 (also the Walden Chamber Players - Boston, and LIVEArts Sting Quartet: Alexander Velinzon first, Ala Jojatu second, Don Krishnaswami viola, Blaise Déjardin cello, also the current Boston String Quartet: Tamara Smirnova first, Alexander Velizon second, Rebecca Gitter viola, Mihail Jojatu cello. While in New York City, Paul Taylor Dance Company - New York City Center Concertmaster, member of the Walden Chamber Players: Tatiana Dimitriades violin, Irina Muresanu violin, Alexander Velinzon violin, Yehonatan Berick violin, Christof Huebner viola, Ashima Scripp cello, Donald Palma double bass, Marianne Gedigian flute, Laura Ahlbeck oboe, Thomas Martin clarinet, Richard Ranti bassoon, Clark Matthews horn, Jonathan Bass piano. Beginning in 2012, Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony.)

 

Studied at the Leningrad School for Gifted Children, and in US at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School BMus and MMus. Listen to some great Velinzon music-making with the Walden Chamber Players on youtube.com

January 2000-2012

 

In 2012, left to become Concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony.

Versney, Cornelis H.

(Netherlands)

horn - entered horn section in 1919 with Cornelis Van Den Berg but remained only one season

 

Studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory.

1919-1920

Villani, A.

double bass 1918-1919

Vinson, W. Lee (Wilbur Lee)

(Alabama )

percussion (Rochester Philharmonic while studying at Eastman, and United States Navy Band - Washington DC 2000-2004.

 

As a student, the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Tanglewood Music Center. Also studied at the Eastman School of Music BMus, with further study at Boston University in bout 2006-2007.

March, 2007-August 2011

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Viscuglia, Felix 'Phil'

(New York 1927-2009)

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Phil Viscuglia instructs Boston Youth Orchestra clarinets in early 1960s

Bass clarinet, saxophone 1966-1978

Vitale, Michael A.

(New Hampshire 1942- )

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violin (also Cincinnati Symphony and Detroit Symphony) 1964-1989

Voisin, René Louis Gabriel father of Roger Voisin

(France 1893-1952)

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detail of BSO photo Boston Symphony Archives

trumpet 1928-1952 1928-1952

Voisin, Roger Louis

(France 1918-2008)

son of René Voisin

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detail of BSO photo Boston Symphony Archives

Principal trumpet 1950-1966, trumpet 1935-1950, and Second trumpet 1966-1973, when Armando Ghitalla succeeded Voisin as Principal trumpet.

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory Class of 1930. Roger Voisin caught the attention of Arthur Fiedler who in 1935, recommended to Koussevitzky that Roger Voisin be hired into the Boston Symphony trumpet section

1935-1973 (at 17, youngest entering BSO musician)

Vondrak, Alois

(Austria 1887-may have returned to Europe in 1940)

double bass

 

Arrived in the US in 1906.

1925-1940

Von Ette, Edward (sometimes Eduard)

(1839-circa 1900)

viola 1881-1888
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Wadenpfuhl, Jay Starnes

(Texas 1950-2010)

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third horn (also Beaumont Symphony - Texas, US Army Band - Washington DC, Florida Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, National Symphony of Washington DC, founding member of Metropolitan Brass of Miami)

 

Studied at University of Wisconsin - Madison BMus. Died in Boston at age 60 following extended illness associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome, a severe lung inflamation. Survived by his wife, Michelle Perry, horn of the Empire Brass.

1981-2010
Wakao, Keisuke

(Tokyo 1962- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Principal oboe (also the New World Symphony from its initial season in 1988)

 

Studied at the Tanglewood Music Center and at the Manhattan School of Music in 1987 gained his Performance Diploma. An active teacher, he founded the Keisuke Wakao Oboe Camp in Tokyo beginning in 1988. In Boston, he teaches at the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music. Also active in summer music festivals, including Ventfort Hall Summer Chamber Music Concert Series - Massachusetts. In May 2011, Keisuke Wakao premiered the John Williams Oboe Concerto under the composer with the Boston Pops.

1990-present

Walt, Sherman Abbott

(Minnesota 1923-1989)

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detail of photo Boston Symphony Archives

Principal bassoon (also Chicago Symphony bassoon 1946-1949, Principal bassoon 1949-1951)

 

When Sherman Walt was a teen-ager, Minneapolis Symphony conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos told Walt's parents "This boy has to play the bassoon."  Walt was admitted to the Curtis Institute, and Mitropoulos sent Walt a monthly allowance. Walt graduated from Curtis in the Class of 1946 after service in World War 2, including a Bronze Star for valor. Taught at Boston University and the New England Conservatory.

1953-1989

 

Sadly, Sherman Walt died just months after retiring from the Boston Symphony, hit by an automobile in suburban Boston on October 26,1989.

Warnke, Heinrich

(Germany 1870-1938)

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Principal cello 1905-1914, cello 1914-1918 (also Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in about 1887, Principal cello of the 'Kaim Orchestra' in Munich 1897-1905, 104 Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Co-Principal cello 1920 until the early 1930s. Died in Germany during the summer of 1938)

 

Studied at the Hamburg Conservatory.

1905-1918

Warnke, Johannes

(1871- )

cello 1908-1918, 1919-1939

Waterhouse, William James

(Canada 1917-2003)

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detail of BSO photo Boston Symphony Archives

violin (also Boyd Neel Orchestra - London 1936-1939, London String Orchestra 1936-1939, Silverman Quartet - London 1935-1938, Stornoway Players, London 1937-1939, Boston Pops Principal second violin 1975-1987. At the same time as the Boston Pops, Waterhourse played in the Winnipeg Symphony 1975-1987)

 

Studied violin with his father, John Waterhouse (1877-1970), and at the Royal Academy of Music, London, LAB. diploma in 1933. Boston University BMus and MMus 1950.

1951-1975

Wayne, Michael

(born Ontario, raised in Arizona)

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

clarinet (also Kansas City Symphony 2003- )

 

Studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy. University of Michigan Class of 2003, and also received a Music Academy of the West study grant in 2003. Active in summer music festivals, including the Grand Teton Festival - Wyoming, the Verbier Festival - Switzerland, National Orchestral Institute - Maryland, Hot Springs Music Festival - Arkansas and the Colorado Music Festival. Michael Wayne gave the premier of the Michael Daugherty (1905- ) concerto Brooklyn Bridge at Carnegie Hall in 2005 and later recorded it for Equilibrium Records.

2008-present

Weintz, Charles J. (about 1838-after 1900)

viola (also a Civil War band musician) 1881-1883

Weiss, Albert

(1864-1898)

Principal oboe

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he gained his Premier Prix in the 1882 Concour. At the end of Weiss's second BSO season, on July 4, 1898 returning to Boston after summer holiday in France, Leon Jacquet , his wife and child died, along with Albert Weiss , Principal oboe, and Léon Pourtau , Principal clarinet in the shipwreck of the French steamship La Bourgogne killing 600 persons 218.  As well as being a major tragedy, this loss of three of the Boston Symphony section heads precipitated a crisis for the Boston Symphony, and its conductor Wilhelm Gericke.

1896-1898

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Weiss, E.

violin 1889-1890

Welti, Oscar

(Switzerland 1894- )

viola (Welti was one of 5 violists out of orchestra complement of 10 violists hired for the 1920-1921 season, following the 1920 musicians strike)

 

After leaving the orchestra, in 1925, Oscar Welti moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and became a Canadian citizen.

1920-1922

Wendler, George

(then Germany, now Poland 1883-about 1956)

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George Wendler in 1927, prior to his return to Germany

Principal horn 1913-1928, horn 1909-1913

 

Emigrated to the US in 1909 to become fifth horn of the Boston Symphony under Max Fiedler, and advanced to Principal by Karl Muck. George Wendler was an advocate of the new F / B flat 'double horn'. The design of the double horn was patented by Fritz and Walter Kruspe in Germany in 1897. Wemdler was son-in-law of Fritz Kruspe, and after the Boston Symphony, returned to Germany to direct the Ed. Kruspe company of Erfurt, Germany for many years.

1909-1928

Wendling, Carl

(born in Strasbourg, then Germany now France 1875-1962)

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Concertmaster (also, back in Stuttgart, the Wendler String Quartet: Carl Wendling first, Hans Michaelis second, Philipp Neeter viola, and Alfred Saal cello 83 Alfred Saal had been Principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra for two seasons 1904-1906.

 

Studied with his musician father Georg Wendling. Carl Wendling taught was also a musician. Between World War 1 and World War 2 back in Germany, Wendling taught at the Stuttgart Conservatory.

1907-1908

Werner, Hans

(Czech 1889-1950)

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detail of BSO photo Boston Symphony Archives

violin , viola (also briefly with National Symphony Orchestra of New York)

 

Studied at the Vienna Conseratory.

1908-1919, 1921-1950

 

died during summer Pops season on June 15, 1950

White, Lawrence R.

(Massachusetts 1907-1987)

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Lawrence White in 1929

percussion (also WGN Radio staff orchestra - Chicago about 1948-1950, Grant Park Symphony - Chicago, Lyric Opera Orchestra - Chicago, briefly percussion with the Chicago Symphony in 1957.

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. During World War 2, Larry White conducted the Army Special Service Orchestra in the Pacific. The music scholar Dr. Edmund Bowles adds: "...[he was] a renown player on the vibraphone; he made a 78rpm record for RCA Victor. From 1946 on played timpani in the Chicago Lyric Opera and then retired to Florida, where he performed in the local symphony orchestra."

1928-1946

Whitmore, O. A.

clarinet 1881-1882

Wichman, A.

tuba

 

The 1920-1921 season was somewhat chaotic after the BSO musicians strike.  For tuba, both "A. Wichman" and "C. Lemcke" were listed in the tuba chair in 1920-1921. In fact, Wichman departed late 1920.

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Wiegand, E.

double bass 1885-1887

Wilfinger, Gottfried J. 'Joe'

(Pennsylvania 1929-2002)

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra archives

violin (also member of the Boston Fine Arts Quartet, active in the Zimbler Sinfonietta)

 

Studied at the Settlement Music School - Philadelphia, New England Conservatory.

1950-1998 7

Wilkinson, Ronald Jack

(California 1947- )

married to Patricia McCarty

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violin 1971-1982, viola 1982-2009 (also Baltimore Symphony, Temple Institute String Quartet, Francesco String Quartet, Army Band Strolling Stings in Washington DC for 5 years)

 

Primarily self-taught, Wilkinson also studied at the American Federation of Musicians Congress of Strings for summer study.

1971-2009

sabbatical leave 1990-1991

Winder, Max Gilles

(France 1926-1991)

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violin (also Colonne Orchestra 1945-about 1946, orchestras in Nice and Cannes, Cleveland Orchestra 1948-1949, Houston Symphony Associate Concertmaster, Music Guild String Quartet with Gerald Gelbloom first, Max Winder second, Bernard Kadinoff viola, Stephen Geber cello 83)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire Premier prix in about 1945.

1962-1991

Winograd (Mayes), Winifred Schaefer

(Washington 1919- ) married to Principal cello Samuel Mayes, she had been married to Arthur Winograd (1920-2010), cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. Also sister of Lois Schaefer flute of the Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony

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Samuel and Winifred in retirement

cello (also cello Philadelphia Orchestra 1964-1970 and Assistant Principal cello 1970-1977)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1942.  First woman to be a Boston Symphony string player.

1957-1964

Winter, Michael

(California )

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Third horn, which position had been vacant for several seasons (also Buffalo Philharmonic acting Principal horn, Syracuse Symphony Principal horn 2008-2012. also, while in Boston, and active freelance musician, including the Boston Ballet, Longwood Symphony, and the Boston Pops)

 

Studied first with his grandfather, respected horn teacher Dr. James Winter, and later with Jim Thatcher and John Mason. then studied at the New England Conservatory.

September, 2012 - present

Winternitz, Felix

(Austria 1872-1948)

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violin (also in the Emil Mollenhauer Boston Festival Orchestra, long-time New England Conservatory professor, Worcester Festival - Massachusetts 1893)

 

Minot Beale and Sheldon Rotenberg were Winternitz New England Conservatory violin students.  The actor Roland Winters, who played Charlie Chan in 1940s B movies and later Elvis Presley's father in Blue Hawaii was Felix Winternitz's son.

1889-1890 3

Witek, Anton

(Austria 1872-1933)

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Concertmaster (also Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster 1894-1909 28. founded the Berlin Philharmonic Trio-including with his Swedish pianist wife Avita Witek, and with Joseph Malkin, later Principal cello of the Boston Symphony.

 

Studied with Antonin Bennewitz (1833-1926), Director of the Prague Conservatory. Witek also formed a trio with Avita Witek and Joseph Malkin in Boston, and after the Boston Symphony, Anton Witek taught in Boston for the next decade.

1910-1918

Wittmann, Florian Robert

(Austria 1887-after 1941)

viola (also National Symphony Orchestra of New York probably 1920-1922, Philadelphia Orchestra 1922-1923)

 

Seems to have returned to Europe and is recorded as being in the Dachau Concentration Camp on May 6, 1940 and transferred to July 12, 1941 to Buchenwald.

1913-1920

 

left following 1920 Boston Symphony musicians strike

Wolfe, Lawrence

(Massachusetts 1951- )

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double bass 1970-1981, Assistant Principal double bass 1981-present (also active in Collage New Music,

 

Studied at the New England Conservatory. In his youth, he began as a trombone player, but switched to the Double Bass because of a throat condition. A composer, his trumpet concerto was premiered by John Williams and the Boston Pops with Timothy Morrison as soloist.

1970-present

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Wright, Benjamin

(Indiana? about 1976- )

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Boston Symphony Orchestra photo, Michael J. Lutch

Fourth trumpet July 2002-January 2010, acting Assistant Principal trumpet 2006-2009, Second trumpet January 2010-present (also Kennedy Center Opera 1997-2000, Chicago Symphony Fourth / Utility Trumpet January, 2000-2002)

 

From a musical family, Wright studied first with his trumpet-playing uncle, and was a student at the Interlochen Arts Academy - Michigan. Then studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music BMus 1997.

July 2002-present

Wright, Harold "Buddy"

(1926-1993)

died suddenly at end of the 1992-1993 season August 11, 1993 at the Marlboro Festival of a heart attack

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Principal clarinet (also Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, National Symphony of Washington DC Principal clarinet, also for a number of years the Casals Festival Orchestra and the Marlboro Festival Orchestra in the summers, where he and his wife lived)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1951.

1970-1993
Wurtzler, Bela Istvan

(Hungary 1923-2007)

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double bass (also Budapest Philharmonic and Budapest Opera 1947-1956, Detroit Symphony Assistant Principal double bass 1956-1961)

 

Studied at the Franz Liszt Academy - Budapest.

1962-1993
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Yampolsky, Victor

(1942- )

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Principal second violin, violin (later conductor Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Symphony)

1973-1977

Yancich, Charles Theodore (Indiana 1924- ) brother of Milan Yancich (1921-2007)

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Associate Principal horn 1954-1980 and acting Principal horn 1971-1972, horn 1980-1983

 

Brother of Milan Yancich, horn of the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic.

1954-1983

Yeo, Douglas Edward

(California 1955- )

born in California, but grew up in suburban New York City and in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

bass trombone and contrabass trombone, bass trumpet, serpent, ophicleide (also Baltimore Symphony 1981-1985, New England Brass Band). Studied initially at Indiana University and then trombone at Wheaton College - Illinois 1976 with Edward Kleinhammer (as did his friend Eric Carlson of the Philadelphia Orchestra ). also New York University MA 1979.

 

(visit Doug Yeo's excellent trombone website: www.yeodoug.com)

Doug's Serpent DVD (and there are other DVDs) is now available by clicking here. Other CDs include Two of a Mind, Le Monde du Serpent, Cornerstone including hymns and gospel songs.

 

At the end of the 2011-2012 season, Doug Yeo completed 27 glorious years of BSO music making. He has relocated to Arizona, as Professor of Trombone at the School of Music of Arizona State University - Tempe.

1985-August 2012

( James Markey announced as Doug's successor)

 

(sabbatical leave December 2008 - June 2009)

 

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Young, Owen

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

cello (also Yale Symphony Principal cello and the New Haven Symphony 1986-1987. Consequent to earning an Orchestra Fellowship in 1987, Young played with the Atlanta Symphony - 1988 and the Boston Symphony 1988-1989. Joined the Pittsburgh Symphony 1989-1991. Founding member of Innuendo, a chamber ensemble)

 

Studied at Yale University School of Music, BA cum laude, MMus. Active in summer festivals, including Banff Centre for the Arts - Alberta, Brevard Music Center - Florida, Aspen Music Festival - Colorado, Davos Music Festival - Switzerland, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. Teaches at the Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music and with Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program for Students of Color). Great video You've Got a Friend with James Taylor: see www.oprah.com

August 1991-present
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Zach, Max Wilhelm

(then Austria-Hungary, later Poland in Lvov, now part of the Ukraine 1864-1921)

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Max Zach as a conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony in 1910

Principal viola (also conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra 1896-1902 and 1906-1907. also conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony 1907-1921. also the Adamowski Quartet: Timothée Adamowski first, A Moldauer second, Max Zach, viola, and Joseph Adamowski cello.)

 

Zach emigrated to the USA in 1886 to join the Boston Symphony under Gericke. Max Zach died in Saint Louis February 3, 1921, age only 56 from an infection subsequent to a tooth extraction, at a time when antibiotics did not yet exist.

1886-1907

Zaretsky, Michael

(Russia 1946- )

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photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra

viola (also Moscow Philharmonic String Quartet, Moscow Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Broadcasting Symphony Principal viola)

 

Studied at the Central Music School - Moscow, Moscow State Conservatory graduating cum laude. John Williams wrote his Duo concertante for Michael Zaretsky and Victor Romanul (see picture at right).

visit Michael Zaretsky's interesting website www.michaelzaretsky.net

1973-present

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Victor Romanul, John Williams and Michael Zaretsky at the recording of Duo concertante 2007

Zahn, Frederick C. 'Fritz'

(Germany 1862-1940)

viola 1891-1910, 1920-1926, percussion 1910-1926 1891-1926
Zazofsky, George

(Massachusetts 1914-1983)

married Ralph Gomberg's sister Edyth

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Assistant Concertmaster 1954-1970, violin 1941-1954 (also Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchestra in both the 1940 and 1941 tours. Zimbler Sinfonietta Concertmaster and Music Director, succeeding Josef Zimbler)

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute Class of 1941, where he was one of the Concertmasters of the Curtis Symphony. His son violinist, Peter Zazofsky also attended Curtis, Class of 1976. Peter Zazofsky in 1979 co-founded the Muir String Quartet with Steven Ansell

1941-1970 5

 

sabbatical 1968-1969

Zeise, Karl W.

(Massachusetts 1901-1992)

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cello and an electronic cello. In 1928 and 1929, Stokowski had Karl Zeise play an electronic cello with loudspeaker developed by Léon Theremin (1896-1993), used unsuccessfully to reinforce bass crescendi of the orchestra. (also Cleveland Orchestra 1926-1927, Philadelphia Orchestra 1922-1924, 1928-1932, Boston Symphony 1939-1970, also Tanglewood Quartet 1948-1970: Rolland Tapley first, Stanley Benson second, George Humphrey viola, Karl Zeise cello)

 

Studied with Alwin Schroeder, Boston Symphony Principal cello. Tanglewood has since 1993 awarded a "Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award", now important.

1939-1970

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Zhang, Yuncong

(China 1983- )

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violin (also Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble)

 

Founding violinist of the Echoi Contemporary Ensemble. Studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music.

January, 2010-present

Zhou, Jessica

(China 1977- )

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harp (also Principal harp New York City Opera 2004-2009, Boston Chamber Music Society)

 

Studied at Juilliard School, gaining bachelor and master degrees.

2009-present

Zide, Louis A.

(Massachusetts 1906-1985)

violin (also Boston WPA Orchestra in 1940) 1927-1935

Zighera, Alfred

(France 1898-1978) (brother of Bernard Zighera)  

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  in 1949

Assistant Principal cello (also Principal cello l'Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire, Concerts Koussevitzky Principal cello. also Boston String Quartet: Harrison Keller first, Alfred Krips second, Georges Fourel viola, Alfred Zighera cello)

 

Studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Premier prix in the 1915 Concour. In Paris, played in the Société des Instruments Anciens which played pre-classical music on original instruments. also in Boston, Zigera was a founder of the Society of Ancient Instruments, recreating the format of the Paris group.

1925-1963 17

Zighera, Bernard

(France 1904-1984) (brother of Alfred Zighera)

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Principal harp, piano 1926-1980

Zimbler, Josef

(Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic 1900-1959)

cousin of Arthur Fiedler

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Walter Macdonald, left, Josef Zimbler center and Jean Devergie in 1930s

cello (also founded the Boston Sinfonietta, or Zimbler Sinfonietta, of BSO players in 1947)

 

Studied at the Prague Conservatory. Josef Zimbler was regularly active as a contractor of musicians both for the Boston Symphony/Boston Pops, and for external groups including the Zimbler Sinfonietta.

1933-1959

 

(died during the 1958-1959 season on April 11, 1959, age only 59 28)

Zoon, Jacques

(Netherlands 1961- )

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Principal flute (also Residentie Orchestra - the Hague Principal flute Concertgebouw Orchestra Principal flute 1988-1994, Chamber Orchestra of Europe Principal flute, Principal flute of the Boston Symphony for 5 seasons)

 

Studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. In 2001, Jacques Zoon took an 18 month leave from the Boston Symphony, and in 2002, decided not to return. Zoon has relocated to Switzerland, teaching at the Geneva Conservatoire and pursuing a solo career.

1997-2002

Zsiga, Louis T.

(Ohio 1888-1968)

violin (also a Boston hotel musician in the 1920s, also Bridgeport WPA Symphony - Connecticut in 1930s and 1940s, New Haven Symphony - Connecticut in 1950s) 1918-1919

 

Seems not to have completed the 1918-1919 season, departing in February, 1919 217.

Zung, Manuel (Russia 1902-1999)

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violin (also Zimbler Sinfonietta)

 

Studied with Eugen Grunbert

1925-1965

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Visit Brian Bell's fascinating interviews and articles, such as his profile of (Sir) Georg Henschel, first conductor of the Boston Symphony at:

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1  An excellent source for the Boston Symphony Orchestra early years is   Howe, Mark Antony De Wolfe  The Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Houghton Mifflin Company.  Boston.  1914.
2  According to the New York Times (page 10 of the Magazine section, New York Times, September 17, 1905), in 1905, the Boston Symphony decided to have Co-Principal horns with Albert Hackebarth and Max Hess.  The Times reported that this "...is in line with the general policy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to have two Principals for each of the woodwind instruments..." 52  This may have been the official cover for the move, since there is not evidence that the BSO named co-Principals for each woodwind section.  Hackebarth retained the first chair until the end of the 1905-1906 season, when Max Hess took the Principal horn chair 1906-1913.
3 Felix Winternitz being a violin with the Boston Symphony 1889-1890 is cited in the Boston Symphony Orchestra concert program for April 11 and 12, 1902.
4  Heiles, Anne Mischakoff.  Mischa Mischakoff, Journeys of a Concertmaster.  Harmonie Park Press.  Sterling Heights, Michigan.  2006.  ISBN 0-89990-131-X.
5  page 2.  We Remember George Zazofsky.  Senza Sordino Journal.  International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians,  October, 1983.
6  page 32.  Midgette, Anne. Harry Ellis Dickson, 94, Violinist and Conductor in Boston.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  April 2, 2003.
7  page 11.  Gottfried J. Wilfinger.  The Morning Call.  Allentown, Pennsylvania July 24, 2002.
8  Marquard, Bryan. Fredy Ostrovsky, Violinist with BSO for 41 years; at 84.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  April 2, 2006.
9  Begnoche, David J. Fort Worth Trombone Summit and Courtois Trombone Quartet Competition.  Texas Christian University School of Music.  Fort Worth, Texas. 
10  Marquard, Bryan. Leo Panasevich, was violinist with BSO for 46 years; at 85.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 20, 2007.
11  Jerome Lipson, at 77; was Violist in Boston Symphony for 45 years.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  September 4, 1994.
12  page 33.  Gerald Gelbloom, 56, Violinist With 2 Boston Orchestras.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  June 7, 1982.
13  Marquard, Bryan. Clarence Knudson, 93 A violinist in Boston Symphony.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  October 3, 1996.
14  Dyer, Richard. Wayne Rapier; BSO Oboist Founded Record Company.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  October 15, 2005.
15  Robert Ripley, 82, Cellist with Glenn Miller, BSO .  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 20, 2005.
16   Coleman, Sandy.  Break from tradition sounds even sweeter.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  October 30, 2005.
17  page 3. Five Members of BSO will Retire Sunday .  North Adams Transcript.  North Adams, Massachusetts.  August 21, 1963.
18  Stanley Benson, 78 was BSO Violinist for 30 Years .  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  March 25, 1988.
19  Richard Czerwonky's Violin Recital.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  November 14, 1918.
20  Henry Portnoi, 81 Was Boston Symphony bassist.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  November 2, 1996.
21  Charles J. Smith; Percussionist with Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Concord Monitor.  Concord, New Hampshire .  July 1, 2008.
22  Sandeen, Sylvia.  Leslie R. Martin, 67, Bass Player in Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  February 2, 1989.
23  Stockhem, Michel Eugène Ysaÿe et la musique de chambre.  Editions Mardaga.  Liège, Belgium.  1990.
24 Long, Tom.  John Barwicki, at 90; Was the Pops' Prankster Bassist.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  November 28, 2000.
25  Dyer, Richard. A High, Bright Voice Leaves the BSO.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 17, 1990.
26  page 4.  Alsop, Elizabeth W. Distaff Side of the BSO.  Berkshire Eagle.  Berkshire, Massachusetts.  August 22, 1969.
27  Rolland S. Tapley, 85, a retired first violinist with the BSO.  Orlando Sentinel.  Orlando, Florida.  May 28, 1986.
28  page 15.  Josef Zimbler, BSO Violincellist .  Berkshire Eagle.  Berkshire, Massachusetts.  April 13, 1959.
29  Eichler, Jeremy. The Music Directors Changed, But the Job Remained the Same.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  August 26, 2007.
30 Long, Tom.  Pasquale Cardillo, Clarinetist with Symphony for 45 Years; At 79.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  January 24, 1998.
31  Paul Keaney, 81 Was on faculty of conservatory .  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  February 22, 1994.
32  Gerard Goguen, 77, BSO Trumpet Player.   Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  August 1, 2002.
33  Humphrey, George Norwood Becoming a Musician.  Xlibris Corporation.  Bloomington, Indiana.  ISBN 978-1-4257-2074-5.
34  Edgers, Geoff.  163 Years Of Retiring Musicians.   Boston Symphony Orchestra Program as published on Boston Globe site.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 2, 2008.
35  Dyer, Richard. Boston Symphony Orchestra Heads for the Far East.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  November 23, 1989.
36  Hirshson, Paul. Zing Go the Strings.   Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  January 29, 1990.
37  Bernard Kadinoff Symphony Viola Player, at 65.   Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  August 10, 1987.
38  Gary Ofenloch, Tuba.   as published on website: University of Utah; School of Music.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  2010.
39  Loveland, Elaina.  Merging Music and Academe.   Hispanic Outlook of Higher Education.  Paramus, NJ.  October 2005.
40  page 84.  Smith, Dexter, Deland, Lorin Fuller, Tapper, Thomas, Hale, Philip.  Musical Record and Review.   Oliver Ditson & Co.  Boston, Massachusetts.  January, 1901.
41  Attilio Poto of Boston, musician, teacher, at 88.   Boston Herald.  Boston, Massachusetts.  July 28, 2003.
42  Meek, Harold L. and Mann, Alfred. Horn and Conductor: Reminiscences of a Practitioner with a Few Words of Advice.  University of Rochester Press.  Rochester, New York.  March 1997. ISBN-13: 9781878822833
43  pages 87-88, 151.  Franko, Sam.  Chords and Discords; Memoires and Musings of an American Musician.  Viking Press.  New York, New York.  1938.
44  pages 7-13.  Speyer, Louis.  My Life with the Boston Symphony Orchestra .  Boston Symphony Program Notes.  Boston, Massachusetts.  Fall, 1974.
45  page 770.  Howe, Granville, Mathews, William Smythe Babcock.  A Hundred Years of Music in America: An Account of Musical Effort in America.  Theodore Presser.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  1900.
46  page 239.  Dwight, John Sullivan.  First Triennial Festival of the Handel and Haydn Society.   Dwight's Journal of Music. Volume 27-28. May 9, 1868.
47  Deaths: KORTH.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 16, 1900.
48  page 25. The New York Times.  New York, New York.  September 27, 1903
49  Ryan, Thomas.  Recollections of an Old Musician.  E. P. Dutton & Co.  New York, New York.  1899.
50  Blumner, Martin.  Geschichte der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin.  Verlag Horn & Raasch.  Berlin, Germany.  1891.
51  Eichler, Jeremy. Dohnanyi, Sung lead BSO under Clear Berkshires Skies.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  August 10, 2010.
52  Duchesneau, Michel.  L'avant-garde musicale et ses sociétés à Paris de 1871 à 1939.  Pierre Mardaga.  Sprimont, Belgium.  1997.  ISBN 2-87009-634-8.
53  Saerchinger, César.  Choral Societies.  International Who's Who in Music.  Volume 5.  Current Literature Publishing Company.  New York, New York.  1918.
54  page 11.  Musicians of the Boston Symphony .  Berkshire Eagle.  Berkshire, Massachusetts.  July 22, 1952.
55  Page 597.  Randel, Don Michael.  Emil Mollenhouer.  The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music.  Harvard University Press.  Boston, Massachusetts.  1996. ISBN-13 9780674372993.
56  Yancich, Milan.  An Orchestra Musician's Odyssey - A View from the Rear.  Wind Music, Inc.  Rochester, New York.  1995.
56  page 77.  Gardner, Eugene Clarence.  Springfield Present and Prospective.  Pond & Campbell Publishers.  Springfield, Massachusetts.  1905.
57  May, Arthur J. University of Rochester History - Chapter 18.  manuscript in University of Rochester Rare Book Collection.  Rochester, New York.  1969.
58  Music Section. Music: Novelties in Rehearsal The New York Times.  New York, New York.  September 12, 1920.
59  Eduard Rosé. Weimar: Ghettohaus Belvederer Allee 6. Förderverein Buchenwald E.V.  http://www.weimar-im-ns.de/ort27.php
60  Schenker, Heinrich. Eduard Rosé (Rosenbaum) (born Jassy, Bukovina, March 29, 1859; died Theresienstadt, Jan 24, 1943).  Schenker Documents Online.  http://mt.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/schenker/profile/person/eduard_rose_rosenbau.html
61  page 12.  Peter Sadony Dead.   Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  September 20, 1916.
62  page 7.  Ashes of Swiss Member of Orchestra will be Carried Home.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  September 21, 1895.
63  page 71.  Dwight, John Sullivan.  Concerts.  Dwight's Journal of Music. Volume 39-41. Boston, Massachusetts.  April 26, 1879.
64 pages 1942-1971.  Lyon, Gustav.  La Harpe chromatique et sa facture.  Encyclopédie de la musique et dictionnaire du conservatoire. Volume 3, Second part: Lionel de La Laurencie: Technique, Esthétique, Pédagogie.
65  De Lorenzo, Leonardo. My Complete Story of the Flute: The Instrument, the Performer, the Music.  Texas Tech University.  Lubbock, Texas.  1992.  ISBN 978-0-89672-277-4.
66 pages 87-93.  Concours de 1905.  Annuaire du Convervatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles.  Brussels, Belgium. 1905.
67 F. William Krafft.  New York Times.  New York, New York. September 1, 1925.
68 Daniel Kuntz, 90.  Sandusky Register Star News.  Sandusky, Ohio. May 24, 1950.
69  Page 11  Closing Number of Entertainment Course a Wonderful Offering.  Daily Kennebec Journal.  Kennebec, Maine. October 31, 1922.
70  Page 1  Daniel Kuntz, violinist Dies.  Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts. April 9, 1959.
71 Hall, Mordaunt.  Manhattan.  The New York Times.  New York, New York.  October 29, 1924.
72 page 3.  News the World Over.  Daily Kennebec Journal.  Kennebec, Maine.  December 7, 1937.
73 Page 44.  Civic Symphony Orchestra New New York Group.  Salt Lake Tribune.  Salt Lake city, Utah.  November 16, 1930.
74  page 26.  Edgers, Geoff Her playing caught their ears; Now she is one of them.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  September 29, 2006.
75  O’Brien, Peter.  A Holocaust Survivor Returns to Jamaica Plain.  Jamaica Plain Historical Society.  Boston, Massachusetts.  2009.
82  page 25.  Symphony Contest Winner Will Be Featured Tonight.  Van Nuys News.  Van Nuys, California.  June 10, 1960. 
83  page 34.  String Concert at LSC December 3.  Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts.   November 23, 1969. 
146  Williams, Amédée Daryl.  Lillian Fuchs: First Lady of the Viola.  iUniverse, Incorporated.  2004.  ISBN-13: 9780595309573
147  Form Quintette to Give Concerts.   New York Times.  New York, New York.  June 20, 1913.
148  page 42 Prof. Boettcher Dies in Germany.   Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts.  January 9, 1937.
149  page 25 All Laid Over.   Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 7, 1901.
150  A Week's Musical Topics.   New York Times.  New York, New York.  October 21, 1894.
151  Knight, Ellen E. Charles Martin Loeffler: A Life Apart in American music.   University of Illinois Press.  Urbana, Illinois.  1993.
152  page 11. Funeral Today for Placido Fiumara.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  November 22, 1917.
153  page 8. Noted Band Leader's Obsequies.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  February 14, 1900.
154 . Murphy, Joseph M.  Saxophone Instruction in American Schools.  Bulletin of Historical Research in Music Education.  Ithaca College.  Ithaca, New York.  1996. 
155 .page 57.  Young Artists Winners.   Music Clubs Magazine Volumes 21-23.  National Federation of Music Clubs.  Chicago, Illinois.  1941. 
156  page 4. The Next Philharmonic.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  November 6, 1890.
157  page 8. Fritz Giese.  Waterloo Daily Courier.  Waterloo, Iowa.  September 11, 1896.
158  page 8.  Professor of Music Under Arrest.  Ogden Standard. Ogden, Utah. February 19, 1909.
159  page 437.   Heiles, Anne Mischakoff.  America's Concertmasters.  Harmonie Park Press. Sterling Heights, MI. 2007. ISBN-13 978-0-89990-139-8
160  page 4. Heard by Thousands - The Boston Globe Band Concert.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  September 4, 1894.
161  page 5. Boston Cadet Band Concert.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 28, 1877.
162  page 19.  Jack Benny Draws 20,000 At Phila..  Lebanon Daily News.   Lebanon, Pennsylvania.  August 1, 1962.
163  page 5.  Engage Inez Gorman for Role in Wagner's Opera.  Ironwood Daily Globe.   Ironwood, Michigan.  January 27, 1936.
164  page 5.  Knoisol Quartet.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  December 22, 1896.
165  page 20  Conservatory of Music Notes.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  August 5, 1896.
166  page 5  Star Course Concert.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  December 29, 1891.
167  page 126.  Christopher.  Franz Schreker, 1878-1934: A Cultural Biography.  Cambridge University Press.  New York, March, 1993.  ISBN-13: 9780521392556.
168  page 9.  Dickson, Harry Ellis. "Gentlemen, More Dolce Please !". Beacon Press. Boston. 1974. ISBN 0-8070-5178-0.
169   Leonard, John W. Who's Who In America 1906-1907. A. N. Marquis & Company. Chicago. 1906.
170  Musical Educator is Dead: Benjamin Cutter.  The Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts.  May 12, 1910.
171  page 4.  Society.  Bath Independent and Enterprise.  Bath, Maine.  November 27, 1909.
172  page 8  Symphony Player Dead.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  October 22, 1903.
173  page 26.  Musical Notes.  Atlanta Constitution.  Atlanta, Georgia.  January 28, 1900.
174  Schweikert, Norman.  The Horns of Valhalla: Saga of the Reiter Brothers.  WindSong Press Limited.  Gurnee, Illinois.  2012.
175  Zingel, Hans Joachim, Palkovic, Mark editor and translator.  Harp Music in the Nineteenth Century.   Indiana University Press.  Bloomington, Indiana.  1992. ISBN-13: 9780253368706
176  Herforth, Harry. Herseth, Adolph and Lessen, Martin.  A Tribute to George Mager.  International Trumpet Guild Journal.  Manhattan, Kansas.  December, 1985.
177  Page 2.  Orchestra School Faculty Announced.  Florence Morning News.  Florence, South Carolina.  November 10, 1939.
178  page 379.  Bachmann, Alberto. Biographical Dictionary of Violinists.  Paris. 1925.
179  page 14.  He Ran Off With The Baby and She Followed Him Up.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 7, 1901.
180 Boston Symphony Programme Notes 1917-1918.  Boston Symphony Associatione  Boston, Massachusetts.  1918.
181  page 12  Amusements.  Kennebec Journal.  Kennebec, Maine.  December 22, 1917.
182  page 3  Mabel and Number 5.  Titusville Herald.  Titusville, Pennsylvania.  February 5, 1940.
183  Arts section  Peter Q. Schenkman.  Randolph Herald.  Randolph, Massachusetts.  March 2, 2006.
184  page 4.  Listemann String Quartette.  Fort Wayne News.  Fort Wayne, Indiana.  February 26, 1898.
185  page 33.  The Pops Concerts.  Boston Globe  Boston, Massachusetts.  April 26, 1903.
186  Biographical claims in newspaper interviews and in the webpage http://michelsasson.com/bio.htm of Michel Sasson's website. also page 31 Interview.  Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts.  November 9, 1972.
187  United States Naturalization Records of June 10, 1964, District Court, District of Masssachusetts.  Also Boston Symphony Archives. Also Who's Who in Entertainment. Second edition 1992-1993. Wilmette, Illinois. 1992.
188  page 11.  Violin Bow Gets Diagnosis.  Edwardsville Intelligencer  Edwardsville, Illinois.  November 18, 1966.
189  page 186.  Records For Pleasure.  Rutgers University Press.  New Brunswick, New Jersey.  1947.
190  page 275.  Trotter, William R.  Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos.  Amadeus Press.  Portland, Oregon.  1995.  ISBN 0-931340-81-0.
191  Nederlands Muziek Instituut website, visited January, 2013.  From the archives: Monthly feature Joseph and Fritz Giese, cellists.
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl/en/component/content/article/921
192  pages 54-58.  Rimler, Walter  George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait.  University of Illinois Press.  Champaign, Illinois.  2009.  ISBN-13: 9780252093692.
193  source: Dannreuther Family Papers, 1836-1988.  Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.  Poughkeepsie, New York.
194  page 234.  Rand, John Clark.  One of a Thousand: A Series of Biographical Sketches.  First National Publishing Company.  Boston, Massachusetts.  1890.
195  page 9.  Fine Concert by Symphony Society.  Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle.  Poughkeepsie, New York.  1912.
196  page 25.  In The World of Music.  Pittsburgh Gazette-Times.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  January 8, 1911.
197  page 9.  Concert of Chamber Music.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  October 26, 1884.
198  page 55.  Fauce, Bill F.  George Whitefield Chadwick: The Life and Music of the Pride of New England.  Northeastern University Press.  Boston, Massachusetts.  2012.  ISBN-13: 9781555537746.
199  page 9.  Music In Boston.  The Music Critic.  New York, New York.  December 20, 1881.
200  page 3.  The Boston Symphony Concerts.  Folio.  Boston, Massachusetts.  January, 1882.
201  Johnstone, David.  Robert Hausmann.  at the website www.b3classic.com.
202   by Eshbach, Robert W.  The Joachim Quartet (Berlin) Membership.  at the website www.josephjoachim.com.
203  pages 299-300.  Bachmann, Alberto.  An Encyclopedia of the Violin.  Dover Publications.  New York, New York.  2008.  ISBN-13: 9780486466187
204  page 1.  County and Neighborhood.  Goshen (Indiana) Times.  March 10, 1881. 
205  page 6.  Musical.  Australian And New Zealand Gazette.  April 22, 1882. 
206  page 34.  Drama and Music.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  September 29, 1918. 
207  page 3.  Musical Matters.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  May 5, 1878. 
208  page 59.  The Peace Jubilee.  Dwight's Journal of Music. Volume 29.  Boston, Massachusetts.  July 3, 1869. 
209  page 735  Lassabathie, Théodore.  Histoire du Conservatoire impérial de musique.  Michel Lévy frères.  Paris, France.  1900. 
210  page 5.  Music at the Pines .  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  August 21, 1889.
211  page 2.  Trumpet Notes .  Worcester, Massachusetts.  Volume XV number 8.  August 1888.
212  page 9  Seidl's Monday Concerts.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  July 14, 1895.
213  page 14  Special Events Fixed For Fair.  Morning Oregonian.  Portland, Oregon.  April 20, 1905.
214  page 2  Bostonia Sextette Here February 19.  Morning Oregonian.  Ligonier Leader.  Ligonier, Pennsylvania.  February 17, 1916.
215  page 11.  Charles Molé.   Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  March 1, 1891.
216  page 254-257.  Blakeman, Edward. Taffanel: Genius of the Flute.   Oxford University Press.  2005.  ISBN-13 978-0-19-517098-6.
217  page 24.  Violinist.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  February 16, 1919. 
218   Horrors of La Bourgogne.   New York Times.  New York.  July 9, 1898.
219  page 4.  An Approaching Attraction.   Cedar Falls Gazette.  Cedar Falls, Iowa.  February 12, 1904.
220  page 3.  Music Teachers Meeting.   Columbus Daily Herald.  Columbus, Indiana.  June 25, 1900.
221 page 187.  de La Grange, Henry-Louis.  Gustav Mahler: Vienna : Triumph and Disillusion (1904-1907). Oxford University Press.  Oxford, UK.  1999.  ISBN 019315160X, 9780193151604.
222  page 8  Wellesley College Record.  Wellesldey College.  Wellesley, Massachusetts.  1900.
223  page 1.  Important Announcement.   Altoona Evening Mirror .  Altoona, Pennsylvania.  February 24, 1877.
224  Matthew Ruggiero. Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  February 3, 2013.
225   page 10Closing Entertainment. The News.  Newport, Rhode Island.  March 8, 1911.
226  page 2.  Soloist Gerardi Boston Product.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  June 30, 1918. 
227  page 292.  Wyndham, Henry Saxe.  Who's who in Music: A Biographical Record of Contemporary Musicians.  Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons.  London, England.  1915. 
228  page 24.  Quartet to Give Concert.  Pacific Stars And Stripes.  Tokyo, Japan.  March 30, 1968. 
229  page 28.  Bradbury, William.  History of the Handel and Haydn Society.  Handel and Haydn Society.  Boston, Massachusetts.  1911. 
230   Otis, Philo Adams.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Its Organization, Growth and Development 1891-1924. Clayton F. Summy Company.  Chicago, Illinois. 1924. 
231  page 4. Our Music Festival.  Daily Index Appeal.  Petersburg, Virginia.  May 14, 1885.
232  page 80. Bay View.  Musical Record and Review, Issues 468-485.  Oliver Ditson ∓ Co.  Boston, Massachusetts.  1901.
233  by C.E.M.  page 27.  Give Frank Bridge Quintet in Worchester, Massachusetts.  Musical America, Volumes 33-34.  New York, New York.  June 25, 1921. 
234  page 312.  Couling, Della.  Ferruccio Busoni: 'A Musical Ishmael'.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  New York, New York.  2005.  ISBN-13: 9780810851429.
235  page 102.  Weston, Pamela.  The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet.  Cambridge University Press.  London, UK.  1995.  ISBN-13: 9780521476683.
236  page 368.  Hoeprich, Eric.  The Clarinet.  Yale University Press.  New York, New York.  2008.  ISBN-13: 9780300102826.
237  Winckleman, Edward.  Winckleman in Venice: The Clarinet.  Wordpress.com.  San Francisco, California.  27 March 2010.
238  Paddock, Tracey Lynn.  Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth Century American Clarinetists.  Doctor of Music Treatise, Florida State University School of Music.  Spring 2011.
239  page 24.  Garde Republicaine Band Concert.  Boston Sunday Post.  Boston, Massachusetts.  16 June 1918.
240  page 11.  Salute from the Berkshires: the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Pittsfield Berkshire Evening Eagle.  Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  22 June 1952.
 

 

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Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Acoustic Discography

Stokowski, Dr. Harvey Fletcher and Experimental Recordings of Bell Laboratories

1937 Recordings

Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Chronological Electrical Discography

Further Material about Leopold Stokowski

( No Recordings in 1938 )

Fritz Reiner Discography

Camden Church Studio and other Victor Talking Machine Recording Locations

1939 - 1940 Recordings

Fritz Reiner Biography

Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra Bibliography, Sources and Credits

CDs of Stokowski - Philadelphia Orchestra

Masters of Historic Disk Restoration

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L'Héritage de Stokowski - Accueil français

Victor Talking Machine Company, Eldridge Johnson, et le développement de la technologie d'enregistrement acoustique

1917 - 1924 les enregistrements acoustique Victor de Leopold Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 -  Premiers enregistrements acoustique de Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 - 1919 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1921 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1922 - 1924 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1919 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Russe Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique français - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 -1924 enregistrements acoustique Tchaïkovski - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Wagner - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1924 enregistrements acoustique Rachmaninov - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Développement de l'enregistrement électrique

Permis d'exploitation du système Westrex donné à Victor et Columbia

1925 Premier enregistrement électrique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1925 autres enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1926 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie - partie 1

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie - partie 2

1928 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1929 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1930 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1931 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1932 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1933 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1934 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1934 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1935 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1936 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1937 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1939-1940 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

D'autres documents sur Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

Camden église studio - Victor Talking Machine studio d'enregistrement

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie Enregistrement à l'Académie de musique de Philadelphie

Interviews avec Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Orchestrations

Leopold Stokowski, Harvey Fletcher et les laboratoires Bell expérimental enregistrements

Maîtres de restauration moderne de disques historique

CDs de Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

Leopold Stokowski Discographies chronologique

Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements acoustique

Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements électriques

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie bibliographie, des sources et crédits

L'Orchestre symphonique de Boston - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre de Cleveland - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre du Metropolitan Opera de New York - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre de Philadelphie - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique Russe de New York - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de San Francisco - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de St. Louis - musiciens principaux