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, March 03, 2014
On the occasion of her 85th birthday, Pipedreams presents a celebration of the art, the music, and the indomitable spirit of one of Nashville’s great performers, Wilma Jensen.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pipedreams presents concert performances from here and there, demonstrating a variety of organs and organists in action.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Pipedreams revisits a unique recital performances from the 2002 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Philadelphia.
Monday, February 10, 2014
You might think them an odd couple, but Anton Heiller from 20th century Austria and Gottfried August Homilius from 18th century Saxony both knew a thing or two about writing for the organ.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Bold and brazen are the organ's trumpet pipes and the ensemble that pits its energy against the King of Instruments.
Monday, January 27, 2014
This week Pipedreams presents concert performances from the 2008 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Beyond the standard repertoire, many extraordinary works for organ and instruments remain to be (re)discovered.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Whether old or new, with ensembles large or small, innovative music for organ with orchestra continues to fascinate.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Pipedreams presents its annual Olde Yeare/New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize–winning performances, memorial tributes and more.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Performers, composers, arrangers, and instrument builders join in providing music for the holiday celebration.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Choirs and organists share a bountiful repertoire drawn from many years of the British holiday tradition of the English nativity.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Pipedreams presents a sampler of instruments in Basel, Arlesheim, Neuchatel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Romainmotier, Lausanne, Sion, Lucerne, Zurich and many other venues along the way to be explored during the upcoming Pipedreams tour of Switzerland in May 2014.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Pipedreams does a bicentennial review of some intriguing compositions by the reclusive and legendary 19th century virtuoso Charles-Valentin Alkan.
Monday, November 25, 2013
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Pipedreams presents a select survey of some sacred music written by one of the 20th century’s most honored composers, Benjamin Britten.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Pipedreams presents a glimpse at some intriguing repertoire and exquisite recordings made by engineer-producer Christoph Frommen for his Aeolus Music label.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Pipedreams presents positive returns from the numerous soloists who have presented concerts on the instrument Gabriel Kney built for the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Pipedreams this week features prize–winning young organists who explore intriguing repertoire beyond the same–old–same–old.
Monday, October 28, 2013
From Minnesota down to Louisiana, "the king of instruments" has many exemplary representatives in the central segment of our United States.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Transcriptions and arrangements of select solos and scenes from the lyric stage seem perfectly at home in the organ loft, too.
Monday, October 14, 2013
On this week's Pipedreams, host Michael Barone makes a centenary salute to Johann Sebastian Bach's favorite and most prolific student, Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713–1780).