Music: 30,000 Flutists

Flute playing is bad for the morals of the people. — Aristotle.

You ask me what is worse than a flute? Two flutes! — Luigi Cherubini.

I'll have no flutes in my music. — James (Schnozzola) Durante.

A living reproach to Aristotle, Cherubini and Schnozzola is the Flute Club of New York. For 24 solid years, ever since the bearded, quizzical French flutist Georges Barrère founded it, the sodality has met regularly for the sole purpose of discussing, playing and listening to the flute. A few years ago the club erected a flutistic milestone by presenting...

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