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.

Future Imperfect:
Brahms and the Passage of Time

A celebration of Alan Bostrom's recent gift of an 1857 J. B. Sreicher piano, anchored around the 1854 and 1889 versions of Brahms's Op. 8 Piano Trio.


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Future Imperfect: Brahms and the Passage of Time

Miriam Fried, Clancy Newman, and Miri Yampolsky present Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 (revised version, 1889)

Research Profile

Developing a Contemporary Performance Practice

richard valitutto

DMA candidate Richard Valitutto documents his ongoing work into the music, performance practice, and personality of Julius Eastman.


Conrad Graf Piano (Opus 502, gift of Nancy Garrett) Arrives in Ithaca

The Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards is delighted to announce the arrival of Conrad Graf Opus 502 (ca. 1823-24) into our collection. The piano is the generous gift of Nancy Garrett, Professor Emeritus of Piano at the Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin (who is also the benefactor of our 1799 Broadwood).

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