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Because the oboe player can sound the A with only one hand. The left hand, of course, being busy holding a tuning fork to his/her hear. I have not been able to find any online source for this, but I heard it from a normally trustworthy source. Makes a lot of sense to me. Of course, the matter of why we tune to the A4 to begin with is related... Nowadays, ...
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