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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19th-Century Virtuosity at Midday: Schakel and Steppler play Liszt and Reubke

For those Ithaca-area organ-lovers who have been missing the Aeolian-Skinner organ in Sage Chapel, this week’s Wednesday lunchtime organ recital offers the chance to hear the instrument in all its glory. The program consists of Franz Liszt’s dark and brilliant set of 30 variations on ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ played by Jonathan Schakel, followed by the rarely … Continue reading “19th-Century Virtuosity at Midday: Schakel and Steppler play Liszt and Reubke”

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