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Examining the history and culture of the keyboard

Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards

The Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards fosters original and imaginative approaches to the performance and study of keyboard instruments, their technological underpinnings, their intersections with other arts, and their participation in the global currents of cultural and social history.


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Clavichord with mics
Clavichord after Christian Ernst Friederici (1756)

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A History of Decay: Developing a Sonic Archive for the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards

By Joshua Biggs

DMA candidate Joshua Biggs discusses the creation of a digital library of samples drawn from the CCHK’s collection. 



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