John de Lancie


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(b Berkeley, Calif., 1921; d Walnut Creek, Calif., 2002). Amer. oboist and teacher. Oboist, Pittsburgh SO 1940–2. Served in US Army and in 1945 was at Garmisch where he met Richard Strauss and inquired if he had ever thought of writing an ob. conc. Strauss said ‘No’, but a conc. soon followed (which de Lancie recorded). Oboist, Philadelphia Orch. 1946–74 (prin. from 1954). Teacher at Curtis Inst. 1954–74, dir. 1977–85. Commissioned and gave f.p. of Françaix's L'horloge de Flore (Philadelphia 1961) and Benjamin Lees's ob. conc. (1963).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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