Although Washington was not a musician himself, he was a great appreciator of music and a fine dancer. This podcast is an exploration of the music George Washington heard at his Mount Vernon home.
Written and narrated by our Research and Marketing intern Fiona Boyd, with research by Kaylan Stevenson, Daniel Ryan, and Suzanne Stumpf
Works performed include "Washington's Minuet" by P.-L. Duport, a minuet for harpsichord by Lully, a piano concerto by Theodore Smith, a violin and piano sonata by Maurer, a flute quartet by Pleyel, and "Washington's Gavotte" by P.-L. Duport.
Performers include Suzanne Stumpf, flute, Sarah Darling, violin, Daniel Ryan, cello & harpsichord, and Michael Bahmann, fortepiano