Music: Queen of the Flute

Memorials to great musicians usually take the form of plaques, busts or scholarships. When the time came five years ago to create a memorial to William Kincaid, for 39 years first flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, it seemed that something more was called for. So 70 of his former pupils and friends, together with Conductors Eugene Ormandy and Leopold Stokowski, chipped in to commission a new piece for flute by an American composer. Just as there was no doubt that the man to write the piece should be Aaron Copland, so there was no...

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