Was there any attempt to bring Sally Hemings into the equation, presaging her acquaintance with the Jeffersonian skill with the violin? As Martha’s half-sister, she could have shared the song with Martha or gazed wistfully on. She would have been 25 years younger than Martha. So, a child.
Not that I agree with re-interpretation, but…while we’re at it….
And I’m wondering…how does the menory of William Daniels onstage square with the current John Adams?