Episode #1137

The Wanamaker Organ at 100

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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

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