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History, Music, Physics Harmonize in Keyboard Project

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Elizaveta Zabelina ’24’s project demonstrates how instruments, performance and research intersect at the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards. “Both the act of performing and doing technical work inside the mechanism involve a developing relationship between the human and the instrument,” Zabelina said. “I’m observing and participating in the relationship between material and immaterial.”

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

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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).

Undergraduate Teaching at CCHK: Chamber Music

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Jen Yi (violin, Operations Research & Information Engineering ’22) reflects on her participation in chamber music last fall and this semester with Madeline McCanne (piano, Chemistry ’21).