Modern day interpretation of the early recordings
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Above: Violinist Maria Włoszczowska. Top middle: cellist Jonathan Dormand. Bottom middle: pianist Marisa Gupta. Right: violist Rosalind Ventris.
Violinist Maria Włoszczowska.
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PUTNEY– Building on last year’s exploration of acclaimed works of the romantic canon through early recordings and modern day interpretation, pianist Marisa Gupta, violinist Maria Włoszczowska, violist Rosalind Ventris, and cellist Jonathan Dormand return to Yellow Barn for a residency that widens the scope of their study to works by Brahms, Dvorák, and Chausson. The quartet will culminate their residency with a full concert and discussion on Monday, March 6, at Next Stage.

Despite interest in historical performance practice, mainstream performers have largely ignored the hardest evidence of all: early recordings. These performances, often made by a composer’s contemporaries, sometimes even in consultation with composers, may tell something about the spirit of music making that a composer’s words and notation cannot.

Recordings may also serve as a lens to understand. In transforming music’s ephemeral nature into a more lasting object, a strict orthodoxy of music making has evolved.

The event begins at 8 pm and concludes with an open discussion between musicians and audience members.

Tickets are $18 ($16 for seniors, $9 for students), and are available online at and by phone at (802) 387-6637. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

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