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
Contact Pipedreams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 28, 2013
In anticipation of Pipedreams' upcoming tour, this week's episode is an introduction to the Iberian organ experience.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Across many generations, songs of faith have provided composers with familiar themes to embellish.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Pipedreams puts the focus on female practitioners of the organ art, featured as recital soloists and composers (sometimes simultaneously).
Monday, January 07, 2013
Pipedreams presents its annual Olde Yeare-New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize-winning performances and more.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Glorious sounds resound in historic buildings, a testament to the richness of a centuries-old musical art.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Performers, composers, arrangers, and instrument builders join in providing music for the holiday celebration.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Pipedreams takes a multi-cultural exploration of diverse musicks for the Festival of the Nativity.
Monday, December 10, 2012
A collection of seasonal melodies elaborated in the French and German traditions.
Monday, December 03, 2012
This week's Pipedreams features performances from Wisconsin, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota showcasing organists in concert.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Pipedreams presents a multi-generational exploration amidst contributions to the organ's repertoire by American composers.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Multi-faceted English organist David Briggs, concertizes, improvises, transcribes and composes with equal enthusiasm.
Monday, November 12, 2012
This week Pipedreams presents premiere performances and first recordings featuring music and musicians in Albuquerque.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Pipedreams hosts a 70th birthday tribute to Daniel Roth, organist of the Parisian church of Saint Sulpice.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Music from Minnesota with concert performances on instruments by Daniel Jaeckel, Reuter and the Schantz Organ Company in Duluth, Richfield and New Ulm.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Organist and archivist Lorenz Maycher reflects on the heritage of Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Pipedreams presents performances and compositions by one of Canada's foremost musical talents, Rachel Laurin.
Monday, October 08, 2012
Pipedreams pays tribute to a great American virtuoso, the outspoken and charismatic organist and entertainer Carlo Curley (1952-2012).
Monday, October 01, 2012
To celebrate his sesquicentennial, Pipedreams goes beyond the famous Gothic Suite to reveal other facets of the intriguing French composer, Leon Boëllmann (1862-1897).
Monday, September 24, 2012
One of the world's most exciting organ virtuosos, Cameron Carpenter, plays a mostly-Bach program (with a twist) on the great organ at Royal Albert Hall.
Monday, September 17, 2012
With Francesco Cera as our guide, we investigate the organ art in the land that virtually 'invented music.'