This podcast explores the musical activities of the American Moravians, who were German-speaking communities established in the eighteenth century in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Music and music-making pervaded nearly every facet of their community life. Learn about the early American composers from these communities who wrote some of America's first chamber music.
Works performed include the Trio in D Minor, Op. 3 no. 2 by John Antes, the String Quintet no. 4 in C Major by Johann Friedrich Peter, and the Quartet in C Major op. 1, no. 6 by Joseph Haydn.
Performers include Suzanne Stumpf, flute, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Marvin, Christian Day Martinson, and Hilary Walther Cumming, violins, Marcia Cassidy and Dana Maiben, violas, and Daniel Ryan, cello.