Flute Talk

Articles December 2016

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Ask the Pro:
Flutter Tonguing
Ask the Pro is a new feature in Flute Talk. If you have a question you would like answered, email us at: [email protected]
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Interview:
A Conversation with Julia Bogorad-Kogan
“When I met Marcel Moyse, I felt that I was in the presence of the greatest musician I had ever experienced who played the flute.”
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Technique:
The Importance of Playing Softly
“As an orchestral principal flutist, I find myself playing in the piano to mezzopiano range about 75% of the time. The most stressful part of my job is never when I get to blast a tutti section, but instead when I have to come in on a pianissimo top-octave A or play a two-octave leap at a very soft dynamic, while staying in tune with the other woodwinds.”
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The Teacher's Studio:
Teaching Tone Production
“If the tone is too airy, the air stream is directed to high. Ask students to direct the air to the left elbow.”
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Personal Perspective:
What about the Audience
“Performers are often consumed with their own virtuosic display of technique and musicianship and spend far less time considering the audience.”
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Flute Legends:
Marcel Moyse
A brief look into the life of Marcel Moyse, legendary flutist and pedagogue.
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Obituary:
In Memoriam

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