Berman, Melvin Alfred 28.feb.1927-2.apr.2008 USA Connecticut, Hartford - Canada, Toronto
oboist, 1949 BM and 1950 MM in Hartford, studied oboe with Clement Lenom and Harold Gomberg, oboist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Film Board of Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Orleans Philharmonic, Boston Pops Orchestra and the Ballet Theatre of New York, founder of the Baroque Trio of Montreal and the Pro Arte Woodwind Quintet, 1950 teacher woodwinds at the University of Hartford, 1956-1964 at McGill University Montreal, 1956-1970 at the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec Montreal, 1971 at the University of Toronto, 1971 member of the Toronto Winds

Title Parts

[] Quintet for brass. 2 Trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. 1962
pub Berandol, Toronto 1968

[] Quintet for brass. 2 Trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba
pub Berandol, Toronto 1974

[] Oboe concerto
originally for oboe and string orchestra in d by Alessandro Marcello, transcribed to c and arranged for oboe, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns and double bass by Melvin Berman
published Toronto 1976

[] Octet in B flat. 2 Oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons
music Joseph Triebensee, edited from manuscript Melvin Berman
pub Octagon Publications, Toronto 1983

writing: The art of oboe reed making
publisher Canadian Scholars Press, Toronto 1988

film: The oboe reed
with music performed by Melvin Berman, Montreal Baroque Trio, Toronto Winds, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy
publisher Canadian Scholars Press, Toronto 1989

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