The Interlochen Collection: Jeanne Baxtresser

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On this edition of The Interlochen Collection, it's the career of flutist Jeanne Baxtresser. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy in the 1960s and eventually became the first woman to serve as principal flute of the New York Philharmonic. Listen to the entire episode below.

Episode playlist
Claude Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Jeanne Baxtresser, flute
Thor Johnson, conductor
February 1965

Pietro Gordeli, Flute Concerto
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Jeanne Baxtresser, flute
Thor Johnson, conductor
June 1965

Flutist Jeanne Baxtresser in the 1964-65 Academy year
Credit Interlochen Center for the Arts

Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, Flute Concerto in D minor
Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Jeanne Baxtresser, flute
Andrew Davis, conductor
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Philippe Gaubert, Serenade (from Three Watercolors)
Jeanne Baxtresser, flute
Alan Stepansky, cello
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
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The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks to generous support from our listeners, The Association for Recorded Sound Collections and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Monica Yost helped produce this episode.