Pyrotechnics at the King of Instruments

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).

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Michael Praetorius, and the Musical Glories of the German Protestant 17th Century

On Monday, April 30th in Anabel Taylor Chapel, Anna Steppler and friends will present a program for choir and organ by the German composer, organist and theorist Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), Kapellmeister at the court of the famed music-lover Heinrich Julius, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, and then at the Electoral Court in Dresden. These were two of the most opulent musical establishments in Germany, with – thanks … Continue reading “Michael Praetorius, and the Musical Glories of the German Protestant 17th Century”

Guest organist Bine Bryndorf to perform at Cornell on Friday, April 13th

Distinguished Danish organist Bine Bryndorf will present the last of the 2017-18 guest organ recitals on the Cornell Baroque Organ on Friday, April 13th at 8:00pm. The program, “The Buxtehude Circle” includes works by the great Danish-German late 17th-century composer Dieterich Buxtehude, as well as music by his older contemporary Heinrich Scheidemann, his student Nicolaus … Continue reading “Guest organist Bine Bryndorf to perform at Cornell on Friday, April 13th”

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