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, 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).
Monday, October 07, 2013
This week Pipedreams focuses on the man behind the organ, prolific American composer Dan Locklair.
Monday, September 30, 2013
This week members of Paul Jacob's organ studio at the Juilliard School present a 'Pipedreams Live' concert at Alice Tully Hall.
Monday, September 23, 2013
This week's performances come from the world’s most popular classical music festival, the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Monday, September 09, 2013
This week's performances hail from a recent conference on organ building and playing in Houston, Texas.
Monday, September 02, 2013
This week Pipedreams features a selective survey of some recent releases from notable English label, Regents Records, with music from Durham, Ely, Oxford, York and Bristol.
Monday, August 26, 2013
In anticipation of Women's Equality Day, Pipedreams presents a program showcasing female composers and organists.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Pipedreams presents a centenary tribute to the celebrated San Francisco organist-composer Richard Purvis (1913-1994).
Monday, August 12, 2013
Through solos and choral accompaniments, resident and guest artists showcase the 2012 Foley-Baker rebuild of the Welte-Möller organ at the Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Monday, August 05, 2013
This week, Pipedreams is having a great time up in the organ loft, with clarinet, trombone, cello, and brass ensemble.