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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“Great Artist, Great Teacher”: Annette Richards plays music by Sweelinck and his students

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.


David Yearsley Appointed Herbert Gussman Professor of Music

Congratulations to David Yearsley, who has been appointed Herbert Gussman Professor of Music (a title previously held by Neal Zaslaw) by the University’s Board of Trustees. His new title is effective April 1, 2021. As Cornell Dean of Arts & Sciences Ray Jayawardhana expressed, this is not only an individual

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CCHK Piano Featured in International Women’s Day Concert Tonight

By Lucy Fitz Gibbon. The necessary Covid restrictions, and the sacrifices we must all make to keep each other safe, have placed onerous burdens on vocal arts in particular. To obviate the possibility of disease transmission, we are only working together virtually—and that makes collaboration, itself the very heart of

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ONEcomposer: Highlighting the Life and Work of Florence Price

By Stephen Spinelli. Much of my 2018-19 academic year was spent preparing for a residency at the Museum of African American History on Nantucket Island with the Cornell Chamber Singers. Nantucket’s Quaker roots brought about an early abolitionist culture, drawing Frederick Douglass to the island in 1841 for his first

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