Today's Classical Music Video

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Martin Flowerman Retires From the Cleveland Orchestra

Martin Flowerman is one of the last remaining members of the Cleveland Orchestra from the days when George Szell was its music director. This week week he announced his retirement. Flowerman was a member of the bass section of the orchestra under Szell, Maazel, Dohnanyi and Welser-Most.

Flowerman was known to be an excellent musician but he was also a legendary raconteur. He has recently begun putting some of his stories on video. Here is one of them from the series "Marty's Memories." It involves that familiar smiling rogue who appears on side streets in strange cities and lures naive foreigners into trouble.

For more of "Marty's Memories" visit YouTube.

Paul E. Robinson

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