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Ms. Martha E. Blackman

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“A tribute to Martha Blackman from a lute playerby Catherine LiddellWhy, you might ask, is a lute player writing a tribute in memory and appreciation...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Catherine Liddell - Natick, MA

“Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string, said Emerson, and that is exactly what Martha Blackman did for the entirety of her life. I...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Anna McSherry - Kehl, CA - Friend

“Martha was one of the most remarkable people I've ever known. The first professional performer on the viola da gamba of the modern age, she was an...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Martin Lodahl - Auburn, CA

“Martha was my gamba teacher from 1972-1975, while she was at Stanford University. I had originally wanted to take cello lessons from her, but I came...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Pollard - Boca Raton, FL


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Martha was born January 1, 1927 and passed away on November 17, 2021. Martha was a resident of Palo Alto, CA.