22. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

My dear little girl,
If I were you I would not have any more to do with the oboe than the pleasure of listening to it. I have been playing oboe for 45 years, and for 44 years my greatest desire has been to give up that very ungrateful instrument. Stop now while you still love it, and when you quit, let me know.

VERY FATHERLY
MARCEL TABUTEAU

Found in the book Marcel Tabuteau: How Do You Expect to Play the Oboe If You Can’t Peel a Mushroom?

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