Last year was my first mouthpiece trip to Philadelphia. Richie Hawley was in town, and we met at Mark Jacobi’s house and worked on a few mouthpieces. We were visiting Donald Montanaro later in the evening – Don had some old Cheds that needed fixing. We finished a bit early at Mark’s house, so decided to take a drive across town to find Henri Chedeville’s former workshop, 634 N 18th St. What a treat to find the house is still standing!
3 thoughts on “Searching for Henri Chedeville in Philadelphia”
Wow…that’s important history in the clarinet world! I always wondered if Henri Chedeville ever met Moennig…probably not as they were from significantly different time periods. What a great history of clarinet playing Philadelphia has!
Wow – so cool. My friends live a block from this house! Looks like I’ll be getting a pic of me on the steps this weekend as well.
Do you know what facing Stanley Drucker used? Open or close? I know he played on a Lelandais.