Friday, July 31, 2015

Louis Rosenblatt, 1928-2009

Louis Rosenblatt, the dignified, silver-haired English hornist for the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1959-1995, died Monday afternoon. He was 81.

Louis Rosenblatt, 1928-2009


Louis Rosenblatt, the dignified, silver-haired English hornist for the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1959-1995, died Monday afternoon. He was 81.

His obituary will appear in The Inquirer tomorrow, along with - if there is room - a short discography.

The International Double Reed Society has linked from youtube a number of video clips, including this one of Scheherazade, with Ormandy, shot in the Academy of Music.

And here, courtesy the Curtis Institute of Music, is a photograph of Rosenblatt taken in 1948 or 1949 with Marcel Tabuteau and other Tabuteau students. Pictured are, left to right, Rosenblatt, Laurence Thorstenberg (later of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Laila Storch (author of a Tabuteau biography), John Mack (Cleveland Orchestra), Tabuteau and Walter Bianchi (of Brazil).

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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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