Airs Mondays at Midnight on WQXR
Celebrating more than twenty-five years on the air, Pipedreams is the only weekly radio program that explores the full range of the art and potential of the pipe organ.
Each week, Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, and in doing so, encourages listeners to engage both their ears and imaginations to gain greater appreciation of this instrument. He talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the “mighty Wurlitzers” of movie house fame.
“Pipedreams engages a wide range of listeners—not just organists—and that is the magic and the beauty of it. Pipedreams is not only an ongoing course in organ repertoire, but it is also a door for people who have never yet heard a pipe organ or gone to an organ recital.” —The American Organist Magazine
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Latest Episodes and Articles
Monday, May 20, 2013
Pipedreams showcases music by the foremost 19th century composer who did not write for the pipe organ: Richard Wagner.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Pipedreams this week presents an international sampler of recent pipe organ installations in Virginia, New Jersey, Louisiana and England.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Groups of brief, characterful movements proved a good recipe for organ composers in France, and they stuck with it through centuries.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and Cincinnati's Museum Center at Union Terminal reveal two sides of the American organ builder's craft.
Monday, April 22, 2013
A sentiment-rich collection of 'songs from the heart' recorded in theaters, museums, private music studios and churches.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Composers and performers showcase the traditions of organ music in Stockholm and beyond.