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, 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.
Monday, July 29, 2013
During his later Leipzig years, J.S. Bach revised and prepared a diverse collection of chorale preludes that were his final testament in this format.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Pipedreams presents a roundup of live performance events on interesting instruments from throughout the United States.
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.