My long article on Marlboro Music, Rudolf Serkin's fabled chamber-music retreat in Vermont, appears in The New Yorker this week. It's available to subscribers, digital readers, and newsstand buyers. A post on our website contains two recordings from last summer's edition of Marlboro: the slow movement of the Schubert E-flat Trio, with Mitsuko Uchida, Soovin Kim, and the late David Soyer; and Samuel Barber's Summer Music, for winds. Some more pictures appear below.
The coffee shop, hub of social activity.
Haydn in the dining hall.
The infamous scheduling board.
Soyer's music stand inspired an epic prank.
Another prank: someone photoshopped Uchida's Peggy Guggenheim sunglasses onto pictures of everyone on campus.
Uchida practices the Choral Fantasy in the concert hall.
The cemetery in Guilford where Serkin and Busch are buried.
Serkin's grave is marked by the first flat stone on the left; Busch is to the right, beneath the bush.
The Andante moderato from Schubert's Fantasy in C, with Adolf Busch, violin, and Rudolf Serkin, piano, in Small Queen's Hall, London, May 6, 1931. From the set Franz Schubert: Chamber Music, on the greatly missed Andante label.