Research

Martha Councell-Vargas combines her Euro-classical flute training with an intellectual curiosity and undeniable attraction to non-classical flute traditions. She has received grants to study the Cuban flute tradition, research that resulted in an article about Cuban “Flutistry” for the Flutist Quarterly, and of course her debut CD, Gran Danzón.

Toward a Cuban Flutistry

Winter 2013

Toward a Cuban Flutistry

From the ballrooms of France to the Spanish courtyards to the African rhythms of the Congo Basin, Cuba’s charanga – cooked in a long-simmering international stew of musical tones and timbres – is today a distinct, and very specific, national tradition of flutistry.

 

Michel Debost: Teaching Artistry

Spring 2012

Michel Debost: Teaching Artistry

Michel Debost, who retired from his position with the Orchestre de Paris and joined the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory in 1989, retired from the position in 2011.  He speaks here with a former student about his long career, teaching, and the beauty of scales.

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