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Marlboro Music School and Festival Records

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  • Hands of pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Paul Tortelier at the piano, 1992. Photo by Peter Checchia.
    Hands of pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Paul Tortelier at the piano, 1992. Photo by Peter Checchia.

The Marlboro Music School and Festival Records spans Marlboro’s history from 1950 through 2013 and showcases its influence on chamber music in America as it documents its growth from a small and informally organized summer school in the early 1950s to its current status as a prestigious institution that has shaped careers and inspired the formation of numerous renowned ensembles. The school's emphasis is on the intensive study of chamber music where young and senior professionals collaborate in a relaxed atmosphere that is removed from the demanding rehearsal and performance schedules that they face throughout the year. The collection comprises administrative documents, concert programs, printed promotional materials, articles and reviews, photographs, and audio-visual materials relating to the Marlboro School of Music and annual summer festival as well as the related Musicians from Marlboro touring series and the Marlboro Recording Society.

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