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).
University Organist Annette Richards performs the final Midday Music for Organ recital this semester with a program that celebrates the end of the academic year with reflections on her own heritage, and on the ‘Special Relationship’ between Britain and the U.S. In the age of Brexit and Trump (who heads to Britain for a state visit this summer, … Continue reading “Edwardian Elgar, Ironic Ives to end the semester”
Jonathan Schakel’s DMA recital promises to be a highpoint of the semester and marks the end of Jonathan’s three years studying – and giving fine performances – here at Cornell. His program contains two of the mightiest, most ambitious works of the young J. S. Bach, set against those of his model and teacher, Dieterich Buxtehude. … Continue reading “Jonathan Schakel: J. S. Bach and Buxtehude for DMA Recital”
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”