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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Sunday, April 01, 2012
This week's Pipedreams looks at meditations from the dark side by Bach, Sweelinck, Daveluy and Grunenwald, somber music of sadness, solace and strength.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
With vibrant performances and exquisite instrumental sonorities, this week's Pipedreams delights in the work of history’s foremost composer for the pipe organ.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Enjoy a collection of classic and contemporary interpretations of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
This week Pipedreams visits the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., to investigate a path-breaking new curriculum of organ study begun by professor John Schwandt.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
This week, youthful performers, filled with enthusiasm, carry the King of Instruments with them into the 21st Century.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This week’s program features the prize-winners of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition, the premiere North American contest for young talents in Montreal.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The instruments at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and the Catholic Cathedral in La Crosse, Wis., demonstrate two divergent ways of approaching the "classical organ."
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Beyond the pipe organ’s own resources, the sounds of additional trumpets, trombones and horns lend an extra dimension to the sonic spectrum.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
When two keyboard talents team up, the repertoire provides for some very intriguing results.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Jeremy Filsell, the canny British-born recitalist and musician-in-residence at Washington National Cathedral, has made an international reputation with his recordings, arrangements and compelling performances.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
As a prelude to the Spring 2012 Pipedreams Tour in the United Kingdom, this week’s program features a sampler of instruments old and new (and performers youthful and mature).
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Pipedreams hosts its annual end-of-the-year reflection program with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize-winning performances and more.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Magical music, both old and new, adds immeasurably to the spirit of the Nativity Festival.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
In the spirit of the season, composers and performers from at home and abroad explore diverse compositions in celebration of the gift of Christmas.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
From the countryside to the city, this week’s Pipedreams offers a collection of old noëls in settings from three centuries.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
As the year comes to a close, this week’s Pipedreams features a collection of music by composers (mostly) with important birthday anniversaries in the year 2011.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
This week features performances by soloists from Dallas and Fort Worth in concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
This week’s Pipedreams is a collaborative offering of Bach’s famous and thought-provoking set of variations, plus other works in "G."
Sunday, November 13, 2011
This week's Pipedreams features performances by and conversation with Stephen Tharp, the outstanding American recitalist whose international career continues to blossom.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
This week's Pipedreams demonstrates that with a good theme, organist-composers can provide an exceptional ‘tour’ of the tonal resources of any instrument.