Organ music and culture at Cornell focus on four outstanding instruments, ranging from the 18th to the 20th centuries. At the heart of the collection is the Baroque organ in Anabel Taylor chapel completed in 2011. Recitals, lessons and classes take place throughout the semester here and on the Aeolian-Skinner organ (1940), an 18th-century Italian organ (1738) and a mid 18th-century style chamber organ (2003).
This week’s Midday Music for Organ takes place on the wonderful French Romantic style instrument at St. Luke Lutheran Church, just off the Cornell campus in Collegetown. DMA student Michael Plagerman will perform music by César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, and Jean Langlais, in a program designed to suit the smaller organ, and to highlight the … Continue reading “Midday Music at St Luke Lutheran Church”
On Saturday, February 24th at 3pm in Anabel Taylor chapel, guest Michael Unger will perform a program that includes J. S. Bach’s monumental Fantasy and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, music by Bach’s predecessors and models Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Adam Reincken, and Heinrich Scheidemann, by his student Johann Peter Kellner, and, finally, by his … Continue reading “Guest Organist Michael Unger to perform in Anabel Taylor chapel”
Midday Music for Organ on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 presents Michael Plagerman, our newest member of the doctoral program in performance practice. For his debut recital at Cornell, Michael will play music by J. S. Bach (in an arrangement of a concerto by his young patron the music-obsessed, Vivaldi-loving Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar), Bach’s most faithful student … Continue reading “Michael Plagerman plays Bach, Krebs and Buxtehude at Midday”