Toccato Libro Primo

Eastman School of Music Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Legendary Work by Frescobaldi

Two departments at the Eastman School of Music are collaborating on a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication Primo Libro di Toccate in 1615 by Girolamo Frescobaldi. The five-day event will include lecture presentations, master classes, and performances of the composer’s seminal work. When Frescobaldi published his “First Book of Toccatas” in 1615,…

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Composer Moritz Eggert

German Composer, Pianist Moritz Eggert Will Give Public Recitals While In-Residence at Eastman School of Music

Moritz Eggert, an adventurous German composer and pianist whose works range from chamber music to the 2006 FIFA World Cup theme, is this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition at the Eastman School of Music. While he’s in-residence from Feb. 25 through March 3, Eggert will present a multi-media recital at 3 p.m. Sunday,…

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Eastman School of Music Hosts Talk on ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Sphinx Organization, Race and Classical Music’

  As part of the Identities at Eastman series, the Eastman Diversity Committee is hosting Aaron P. Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, for a talk on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Eastman School of Music’s Howard Hanson Hall. The Sphinx Organization is the leading arts organization devoted…

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