DE LA SONORITE
Tone exercises in five parts:
1: timbre and homogeneity of tone in every register;
2: Suppleness of tone ( especially in low register);
3: Attacking and slurring notes;
4: fullness of tone;
5: management of tone in interpretation. Legendary French flutist and teacher, Marcel Moyse had a profound influence on flute and woodwind playing in the 20th Century. During his European career (1910-1949), he was widely sought after as an orchestral and solo player and as a recording artist. He also held positions at the Paris and Geneva Conservatories from 1930 until World War II. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1949, he became one of the founders of the Marlboro Music Festival. He later developed master classes for flutists and woodwind players in his adopted home in Brattleboro, Vermont, in Boswil, Switzerland and in Canterbury, England. Also known as the author/composer of numerous publications for the flute, many of his books such as De la Sonorite and Tone Development through Interpretation have become invaluable to the serious flute student. He continued to attract dedicated and talented students throughout his life and remained a vital and inspirational force as a private studio and master class teacher until his death in 1984. Marcel Moyse is considered one of the greatest flutists and teachers of the 20th century. At fourteen, he played in an orchestra conducted by Rimsky- Korsakov. When he was 24, he toured the United States with the great Australian soprano, Nellie Melba. Throughout his European career (1910-1949), he was widely sought after as an orchestral flutist and played under the batons of conductors such as Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Strauss, Straram, Koussevitsky, and Toscanini.