Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Marcel Moyse was one of the most influential French flutists of the 20th century. Born in St.Amour, France, he studied flute with Philippe Gaubert, Adolphe Hennebains, and Paul Taffanel at the Paris Conservatory. Due to his virtuosity and distinguished tone that embodied French style of flute playing he was in high demand as a soloist and principal flute in various Paris orchestras, playing under legendary conductors like Furtwängler, Toscanini, Prokofiev and Richard Strauss.
He premiered compositions written by Ravel, Debussy, including Ibert’s flute concerto. In 1932 he became professor of flute at the Paris Conservatory. In 1949 he moved to United States where he, along with Rudolf Serkin, Adolf Busch, Hermann Busch, his son Louis Moyse and his daughter-in-law, Blanche Honegger-Moyse founded the Marlboro School of Music and Festival in Brattleboro in 1952. Overall, he wrote 37 books of studies for flute and regularly gave masterclasses in Europe and Japan.