The Wanamaker Organ at 100
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This week's Pipedreams is a centenary tribute to the world’s largest functioning musical instrument, a magnificent landmark at Macy’s downtown department store in Philadelphia.
ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Marche Religieuse on a Theme of Handel, Op. 15 –Peter Richard Conte; recorded October 16, 2007
Mr. Conte is playing only on stops that were part of the original organ as installed in Festival Hall at the Saint Louis World’s Fair in 1904.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN (transcribed by Conte): Candide Overture –Peter Richard Conte; recorded October 16, 2007
J.S. BACH: Air in D, from Suite No. 3, BWV 1068. –Charles Courboin; recorded in 1937. FOWO 2011
RICHARD WAGNER (arrangged by Fox): Liebestod, from Tristan & Isolde –Virgil Fox; Bainbridge 2501
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (transcribed Chapman): Arabesque No. 2. MODEST MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (finale) –Keith Chapman. Vantage 69-694-001
J.S. BACH (transcribed by Leapold Stokowski & Virgil Fox): Komm, süsser Tod, BWV 478 –Peter Richard Conte; recorded October 16, 2007