Extreme Pianism: The Technologies, Gimmicks, and Aesthetics of Nineteenth-Century VirtuosityRead more
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.
International star pianist and CCHK Artist-in-Residence Alexander Melnikov brings his extraordinary expertise on both modern and historic pianos to Cornell for a residency on February 18th-21st.Read more
Neil Saccamano (Associate Professor Emeritus of English) joins Annette Richards (Professor of Music and University Organist) for a conversation about her recent book The Temple of Fame and Friendship: Portraits, Music, and History in the C. P. E. Bach Circle (Chicago, 2022), with performances on pia...Read more
Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru at 100 is a two-day symposium celebrating the music and life of the legendary Ethiopian composer, pianist, and nun, Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru. The events will include panel discussions about Emahoy’s life and archive, and presentations of Emahoy’s music (some never yet per...Read more
The final salon of the Fall 2023 semester features a Spanish fortepianist Patricia Gill with conversation and music centered around Marianna Martines (1744-1812) and her keyboard sonatas.Read more
In the Midday Music for Organ recital on Wednesday November 15th, guest organist Edoardo Bellotti of the University of the Arts, Bremen (Germany) and the Eastman School of Music will explore the early 18th-century fan-culture that bloomed around Corelli’s fame and legacyRead more
Guest organist Daniel Minnick joins us this Wednesday (Nov 1) from the Eastman School of Music to perform on the Aeolian-Skinner organ in Sage Chapel.Read more
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.