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By Charles Wyatt

ISBN-10: 0877455244

ISBN-13: 9780877455240

ISBN-10: 1587292564

ISBN-13: 9781587292569

A quick tale assortment that, in keeping with Judith Grossman, offers "an intimate portrait of the musician in functionality as an athlete of brain and body." This ebook used to be the winner of the 1995 John Simmons Award of the collage of Iowa Press, now reissued by way of Morris Books.

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My own teacher was in several of the photographs, with his stunning mane of Page 13 white hair and stern expression. Yellowed programs of the New York Flute Club were impaled on a nail next to the door, and I read them curiously, wondering why they were there. The most recent one was ten years old. There was a filthy toilet in a little room in the corner, and the workroom, which was connected to the showroom by a short hallway, was under a skylight and had a sweeping view of rooftops and ailanthus trees.

I guess not," I said. " He gestured triumphantly toward the radio, which was playing a Brahms symphony. I realized that for him the orchestra was in the room with us. For me it was a plastic radio with a broken dial, and the music was coming from a little cone of cardboard with a magnet behind it. But the matter was closed. I would practice and endure. I spent most of the week with the pads off the flute, and a strange naked thing it was, like a tube of Swiss cheese, seeming nearly all holes. The keys gave it dignity, if nothing else.

After three years he lost it. " He looked at me over his glasses. "I guess not," I said. " He gestured triumphantly toward the radio, which was playing a Brahms symphony. I realized that for him the orchestra was in the room with us. For me it was a plastic radio with a broken dial, and the music was coming from a little cone of cardboard with a magnet behind it. But the matter was closed. I would practice and endure. I spent most of the week with the pads off the flute, and a strange naked thing it was, like a tube of Swiss cheese, seeming nearly all holes.

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