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How-To | Frank Epstein, Percussion
Bt movie not in use Demonstration of the "slice". Making a short sound followed by a distinct silence. 00h:00m:58s
Bt movie not in use Demonstration of the "slit." About half as long as the "slice." 00h:01m:24s
Bt movie not in use Demonstration of the slice and the slit played softly. 00h:02m:02s
Bt movie not in use Demonstration of slice and slit strokes in the finale of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4. 00h:02m:14s

Boston Symphony Orchestra percussionist Frank Epstein demonstrates two cymbal strokes he has developed, the slice and the slit

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Cymbals and Percussion

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Frank Epstein

A native of Amsterdam, percussionist Frank Epstein came to the United States in 1952, settling in Hollywood, and he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1968. Mr. Epstein has made recordings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BSO, and the Boston Pops, as well as with Collage New Music. Epstein is a consultant to the Avedis Zildjian Company on new product development, and as a clinician, he conducts workshops and seminars throughout the country, and is also a member of the Tanglewood Music Center faculty. Before joining the BSO he was a member of the San Antonio Symphony. Mr. Epstein received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California and his Master of Muisc from the New England Conservatory. He is currently on the faculty of New England Conservatory.