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Marcel Moyse (1889-1984)

Through his teaching at the Paris Conservatoire (1932-40 and 1946-48), his highly influential recordings of the 1920s, and his perhaps even more influential masterclasses of the 1960s and 70s in Switzerland, the U.S., U.K., and Japan, Marcel Moyse embodied for many listeners the ideals of the French Flute School in the 20th century. He wrote several books of exercises and studies but his main focus was on tone and romantic musical expression.

Two excellent books provide further details about Moyse and his musical life:

Trevor Wye, Marcel Moyse: an Extraordinary Man (Iowa, 1993)

Ann McCutchan, Marcel Moyse: Voice of the Flute (Portland, 1994)

Chapter 11, 'The French Flute School', of Ardal Powell's The Flute (Yale University Press, 2002) contains more information on this topic.
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