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).
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”
University Organist Annette Richards will play a recital dedicated to the historical and imaginary female organists of 17th-century Lutheran Germany, on Saturday October 14th at 5pm in Anabel Taylor Chapel. Taking as its point of departure Dieterich Buxtehude’s unfortunate daughter, marriage to whom was a condition of succeeding to the post of organist at St. … Continue reading “Woman at the Organ in Luther’s Shadow”
DMA candidate Anna Steppler will perform a program of music for the Spanish baroque organ in Anabel Taylor chapel at 12:30 on Wednesday October 4th. If there were one repertoire that is far too little known, it is organ music of the Iberian peninsula in the long 17th century, an enormous body of sophisticated and exciting works, many by composers almost completely unknown … Continue reading “Spanish baroque music at Midday, Oct. 4th”