Congratulations to Dr. Dietmar Friesenegger for receiving the Ph.D. in musicology with an outstanding dissertation, Voices among Cultures in the Eastern European Borderlands: Music in Czernowitz (1862–1914). Dr. Friesenegger’s study investigates one the most diverse cities in the contested lands of Eastern Europe, exploring the role of music in.../news/congratulations-dr-dietmar-friesenegger
Elora Robeck ’24 couldn’t find rubbing alcohol.
She needed alcohol to preserve the soft-bodied insects she’d collected near her home in Missouri, for her entomology class at Cornell. But it wasn’t included in her box of supplies, because alcohol is too flammable to ship. Her local drug store was all sold out.
So at her professor’s suggestion, she asked her father to buy a bottle of 190-proof Everclear instead.
A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to Toni Morrison M.A. ’55 Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye.”/news/cornell-community-honors-toni-morrison-bluest-eye-reading
Roberto Sierra's Clarinet Sonata is featured on NPR Classical's weekly playlist, which this week spotlights recent, vibrant music with roots in Peru, Mexico, Chile, Spain, and Puerto Rico. The playlist updates each Thursday, and is available for streaming online./news/sierra-clarinet-sonata-featured-npr
A new recording of Roberto Sierra's Fantasía Cromática for organ, performed by Randall Harlow, has been released on Innova Records. The work was written to inaugurate Cornell's meantone Italian organ by Augustinus Vicedomini (1746) and it was premiered by Annette Richards. The new recording is available on Spotify./news/new-recording-sierra-organ-work
“My goal was to engage as many students as possible. If they’re not making music, their skills can disappear so quickly.”/news/instrumental-music-faculty-get-creative-light-pandemic
Last fall, Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Ryan McCullough were invited to participate in the filming of an episode of a PBS show about Schubert. Great Performances' "Now Hear This," hosted by violinist and conductor Scott Yoo and now in its second season, takes audiences on a tour of Western classical music history, introducing composers in unique ways..../news/fitz-gibbon-and-mccullough-featured-great-performances
The Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards (CCHK) presents a full program of virtual events for the fall 2020 semester, comprised of two distinct series: "Music as Refuge," beginning Sept. 23; and "Beethoven and Pianos: Off the Beaten Path," beginning Oct. 2./news/center-historical-keyboards-presents-fall-concerts-online
Pianist Alfredo Ovalles will perform the Polish premiere of Roberto Sierra's Piezas Intimas for piano at the famed Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music on September 20.A new commerical recording by Bokyung Byun of Sierra's Sonata for Guitar has been released and is available on Spotify./news/sierra-premiere-and-recording-release