Launching on October 2nd, Beethoven and Pianos: Off the Beaten Path is a series of online events throughout Fall 2020 that take stock of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. The series traces two paths: in one direction, exploring lesser-known pianos associated with Beethoven (and represented in Cornell’s collection); in the other, hearing contemporary responses to this monumental historical figure and his music.
Thomas Feng performs piano works by Mark Carlson, Michael Finnissy, Reiko Füting, and Juri Seo
Michael Plagerman performs organ works by Reger, Widor, and John Knowles Paine
Meet Thomas Feng and Cheryl Tan.
The replica built by Paul McNulty is Malcolm Bilson’s latest acquisition and the earliest piano model at Cornell. The piano is Gottfried Silbermann’s take on Bartolomeo Cristofori’s mechanism. It is double-strung throughout and features hand-operated damper, una corda, and “harpsichord” stops.
Read about Mike Cheng-Yu Lee here.