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A Genius Gone Too Soon

March 14, 2013

The principal oboe of the San Francisco Symphony, Bill Bennett, was not only revered for his world-class tone, but also for his kind and welcoming demeanor. Unfortunately, he recently collapsed in a performance of Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and died soon afterwards of a brain hemorrhage. The video below is a moving, even tear-jerking excerpt of Mr. Bennett playing Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas.

An article about Mr. Bennett can be found here.

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