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Leonardo De Lorenzo Leonardo De Lorenzo (1875–1962) was born in Italy and moved to America in 1909, where he was immediately successful. He became first flute in the New York Philharmonic in 1910 when Gustav Mahler was the conductor, before moving to the New York Symphony Orchestra, where for three years he alternated with Georges Barrère as first flute. He later had tenures as first flute in orchestras in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Rochester. He also became professor of flute at the Eastman School of Music, where one of his students was Julius Baker. De Lorenzo was a prolific composer, producing solo and chamber music and some extraordinarily challenging studies for the flute. Throughout his life he kept notes of matters relating to the flute and to flute players, which he used as the basis for his book My Complete Story of the Flute, first published in 1951 and reissued in a revised edition in 1992 by the American National Flute Association and Texas Tech University Press (ISBN 0-89672-277-5). De Lorenzo’s life and work is discussed in detail (in Italian, with abstracts in English, French and German) in Gian-Luca Petrucci’s book Leonardo De Lorenzo: da Viggiano a Los Angeles fra tradizione e avanguardia. (Edizioni L’Antissa, Viggiano.) We are grateful to Gian-Luca Petrucci for making available the photograph and recording of Leonardo De Lorenzo.
Griffes: Poem. Leonardo De Lorenzo, flute; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Howard Hanson, conductor. Recorded 1934.
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