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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Monday, July 15, 2013
This week's Pipedreams comes from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, and features solo performances of music from France and a pair of American concertos from the American Guild of Organists’ 2004 national convention, featuring the eye- and ear-catching Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ.
Monday, July 08, 2013
This week, Pipedreams celebrates the Fourth of July with the good feeling generated by the diverse and creative works of American composers.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Concertos with an organ and orchestra, first explored in the 18th century, have generated plenty of sizzle in more recent times.
Monday, June 24, 2013
On this week's Pipedreams, host Michael Barone explores the splendid sound of organ music in American cathedrals in Seattle, San Francisco, Wilkes-Barre, Toledo, Buffalo and the Twin Cities.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Classical and theatre organists, and some young competition winners, provide sounds from the deep south.
Monday, June 10, 2013
This week, the lively and lovely voices of resilient American pipe organs are celebrated by the Organ Historical Society throughout New England.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Pipedreams returns to upstate New York for performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music recorded during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Recorded live, this week's Pipedreams features performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.
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.
Monday, April 08, 2013
From Miami to Syracuse, N.Y., to Appleton, Wis., young performers show how their special talents won them special notice.
Monday, April 01, 2013
With hymns, chorales, chants and organ solos, Pipedreams this week reflects on spring's rebirth at Easter.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Although his pages often contain a tumult of notes, Max Reger's compositions also encompass magical moments of reflection and compassion.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Pipedreams presents performances on recently inaugurated instruments in Nashville, Chicago and Shreveport, La.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Pipedreams presents performances by and conversation with England's Thomas Trotter, Birmingham City Organist.
Monday, February 25, 2013
What started out as a suspect Spanish "walking dance," over the years has evolved into one of classical music's most profound genres.