Marcel MoyseMarcel Moyse (1889–1984) was one of the most influential players and teachers of the twentieth century. He was professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire and was the author of many books of etudes and exercises that are the backbone to the studies of flute players around the world. Moyse made a large number of recordings, many of which have seen the light of day as CD reissues.
Christopher Steward’s early flute recordings
Entr’acte from the third act of Bizet’s Carmen, taken from a fairly complete recording of the opera made in 1928. Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, conducted by Elie Cohen. Moyse’s name is not mentioned on the disc, but there is little doubt that he is the player here.
Photograph of Marcel Moyse in 1972 by Robert Bigio