Airs Sundays at 11 pm 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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Sometimes lofty, sometimes light-hearted, the music featured this week on Pipedreams was either was inspired by and/or performed in an awesome ambience.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
With performances on four instruments in a picturesque New York university town, Pipedreams this week explores a collection of creative contemporary compositions in anticipation of an upcoming Organ Historical Society convention.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
This week Pipedreams blends a huge romantic pipe organ into a full symphonic wind and percussion ensemble, with clearly audible results.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Whether on historic instruments in his homeland, a Catholic church in New Orleans, or in a Japanese concert hall, nothing quite satisfies like the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Pipedreams receives a surprising amount of unexpected submissions, some rather home-spun, but many with interesting stories behind them.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Pipedreams is putting the pedal to the metal with these compositions that make extraordinary use of the organist's feet, which often play the music all by themselves.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Pipedreams this week presents performances from the annual Fourth of July concerts held at Washington National Cathedral in our nation's capital.