Frances Blaisdell

Frances Blaisdell (January 5, 1912 – March 11, 2009) was an American flautist, widely recognized as one of the first female professional flautists. She held positions with the National Orchestral Association, the New Opera Company and the New Friends of Music. In addition, she was the first woman to appear as a soloist and wind player in concert with the New York Philharmonic. In addition to playing, she also held teaching positions at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, Dalcroze School, Mannes School of Music, and Stanford University where she taught for over 35 years. Blaisdell's teachers included Georges Barrère, Marcel Moyse and William Kincaid.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: flute

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-021641 12-in. 3/28/1938 Concerto in A minor for clavier, flute, violin, and string orchestra Carl Bamberger ; Frances Blaisdell ; William Kroll ; Yella Pessl Violin, flute, harpsichord, and string orchestra instrumentalist, flute  
Victor CS-021642 12-in. 3/28/1938 Concerto in A minor for clavier, flute, violin, and string orchestra Carl Bamberger ; Frances Blaisdell ; William Kroll ; Yella Pessl Violin, flute, harpsichord, and string orchestra instrumentalist, flute  
Victor CS-021649 12-in. 3/30/1938 Concerto in A minor for clavier, flute, violin, and string orchestra Carl Bamberger ; Frances Blaisdell ; William Kroll ; Yella Pessl Violin, flute, harpsichord, and string orchestra instrumentalist, flute  
Victor CS-021650 12-in. 3/30/1938 Concerto in A minor for clavier, flute, violin, and string orchestra Carl Bamberger ; Frances Blaisdell ; William Kroll ; Yella Pessl Violin, flute, harpsichord, and string orchestra instrumentalist, flute  
Victor CS-021651 12-in. 3/30/1938 Concerto in A minor for clavier, flute, violin, and string orchestra Carl Bamberger ; Frances Blaisdell ; William Kroll ; Yella Pessl Violin, flute, harpsichord, and string orchestra instrumentalist, flute  
Victor CS-021652 12-in. 3/30/1938 Concerto in A minor for clavier, flute, violin, and string orchestra Carl Bamberger ; Frances Blaisdell ; William Kroll ; Yella Pessl Violin, flute, harpsichord, and string orchestra instrumentalist, flute  
Victor BS-027237 10-in. 9/28/1938 Pastorale Frances Blaisdell ; Frank La Forge ; Lily Pons Soprano vocal solo, with flute and piano instrumentalist, flute  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blaisdell, Frances," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100539.

Blaisdell, Frances. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100539.

"Blaisdell, Frances." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100539

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